Strategy Training

1 to 8 May 2021

Making our action count

This training shares key tools and helps build skills for developing effective and responsive strategies. Using a hands-on and applied-experiential learning method, participants will learn to analyse contexts, create vision, identify opportunities and challenges, and develop responsive plans to move towards their objectives. At this crucial time for our social movements, the need for focused, well-crafted, and well-informed strategies couldn’t be more important.


The training will follow the structure of a ‘strategy arc’, covering the tools and skills to carry us from clarifying purpose to realising our goals. We’ll explore methods that enable us to develop clear pathways for action, building the capacity and power needed to follow them, and the responsiveness to keep learning and adapting as we go.

“What can we do now in order to be able to do tomorrow what we are unable to do today?” (Paulo Freire)

The structure will enable us to explore cutting edge approaches to:

  • Creating vision and clarifying purpose
  • Analysing the context and issues
  • Mapping power
  • Theories of change
  • Establishing critical pathways and objectives
  • Getting things done
  • Building feedback loops and responsiveness into our practice
  • Evaluating and learning from our actions.

A more detailed outline of content and structure will follow in the coming weeks.

Who is it aimed at?

Participants involved in activism and organising addressing ecological, political and social justice issues – who want to make their actions and energy count.

Contribució suggerida
A la economia solidària: €400/€750/€1300
(vegeu els detalls del nostre enfocament cap a la Economia solidària)

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.