Movements, Communities and Municipalism

26 Sept to 3 Oct 2020

inside-outside from the ground up

In recent years municipalism has become a sphere of political initiative where radical and progressive movements have found inspiring pathways to institutional power. During the same period, we’ve seen a growing engagement amongst movement activists with the methods and practices of community organising. There are points of connection and points of divergence between these approaches. This training will be designed as an inquiry into the potential and the challenges found at the intersection of these approaches. We’ll be exploring the creative tensions at the intersection between the ‘inside game’ and the ‘outside game’, from a social movement perspective. Details soon!

Suggested Contribution
In the solidarity economy: €450/€750/€1200
(see the details of our approach to Solidarity Economics for details)

The Team

Our Name

Ulex: Latin (argelaga Catalan, gorse English) noun:

1. A thorny-evergreen flowering shrub, with a high capacity for regeneration and resilience. Its seedpods open in contact with fire and it reshoots from charred stumps. A successionary plant that grows well under challenging conditions. It improves soil fertility through nitrogen fixing, preparing the way for renewed biodiversity.

2. A traditional choice for igniting fires. Burns hot and bright.

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.