Connectivity is a key to cognitive vitality and learning. Diversity is crucial to resilience and adaptive capacity. We live at a time where social and ecological challenges require a shift from atomised individualism to networks of solidarity. It implies a new collectivity which still honours individuality. It requires cooperation balanced with autonomy. Ulex thrives on connectivity and seeks to be a reference for value based collaboration.
Ulex works with numerous individuals and organisations to design and deliver our training programme. We establish partnerships with organisations across Europe and internationally. We bring diverse groups and individuals together in learning communities. We support organisations, groups, and individuals to foster collaborations, build networks, share experience, and deepen movement resilience through meaningful connection.
People who help us learn, remain responsive, and stay alive to what’s going on.
Groups, networks and organisations who participate in our trainings, disseminate the learning, and apply it in their struggles, campaigns and projects.
Talented and committed people and collectives who keep our educational work creative and effective.
Ella has an academic background in International Relations and Critical Theory and has 10 years’ experience working with not for profit organisations across diverse social themes including: sustainable integration of migrant communities; local community engagement in national policy making and structural relationships between poverty and disenfranchisement. As Project Coordinator of the Ulex project her primary focus is building project partnerships, governance, strategy and the overall co-ordination of the Ulex residential training centre. Working with Col·lectiu Eco Actiu since 2008 she has an excellent understanding of its training programme and the cultural and linguistic needs of pan European projects.
G has been involved in social movement organising and education since the late 1980’s. He is a highly regarded trainer and has designed several training programmes covering areas such as sustainable activism, effective soci-political organising, ecology and systems thinking, wilderness immersion and nature connection work. He has also developed training for trainers work. He is known for highly innovative work blending pedagogical methodologies, which has inspired numerous training initiatives across Europe. He’s what you might call the Ulex Programme Director.
Lin is passionate about supporting trainers and activists to become more strategic and resilient in their educational work, and has worked in capacity building roles at a local, regional and international level for nearly a decade, devising and implementing programmes which help strengthen networks between individuals and organisations working for positive social change. As the Project Coordinator of the Ulex project her primary focus is centred around building connections between activists, organisers and campaigners across Europe, working with them to design and deliver transformative learning experiences which enable resilience for the long haul.
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3. A networked project adding nutrition and fertility to European social movements through training and capacity building. It kindles the realisation of social justice, ecological intelligence, and cognitive vitality.