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This page is the beginnings of a portal for Europe community action. The majority of our information about this is collated via our place pages ...Near you. Most of this page focuses on Europe community action topics. Separate pages cover Resources Europe and Europe news

Europe is a landmass, which is either considered a continent in its own right or a subcontinent of Eurasia, located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. Comprising the westernmost peninsulas of Eurasia, it shares the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Asia and Africa. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and Asia to the east. Europe is commonly considered to be separated from Asia by the watershed of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Greater Caucasus, the Black Sea and the waterways of the Turkish Straits. Although much of this border is over land, Europe is almost always recognised as its own continent because of its great physical size and the weight of its history and traditions. Europe can also be viewed as a subcontinent of Eurasia, and referred to as the European subcontinent.

Europe covers about 10.18 million km2 (3.93 million sq mi), or 2% of Earth's surface (6.8% of land area), making it the second-smallest continent (using the seven-continent model). Politically, Europe is divided into about fifty sovereign states, of which Russia is the largest and most populous, spanning 39% of the continent and comprising 15% of its population. Europe had a total population of about 745 million (about 10% of the world population) in 2021. The European climate is largely affected by warm Atlantic currents that temper winters and summers on much of the continent, even at latitudes along which the climate in Asia and North America is severe. Further from the sea, seasonal differences are more noticeable than close to the coast.

Europe news, topic and resource articles[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

See List of climate assemblies, Europe


Climate Action Network Europe - News, climate action, European Commission, A world you like, Success Stories - wikipedia:Climate change in the European Union

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

European Alternatives - Draft Declaration Co-creating an open declaration on public services 2.0

Smarticipate

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

labforculture.org - City Mine(d), international network of individuals and collectives involved with city and local action.

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Ace for Energy - www.communitypower.eu - wikipedia:Wind power in the European Union

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

European Cyclists' Federation, an umbrella federation for national cycling organizations (organizations that promote bike for urban mobility) throughout Europe.

ECF was founded in 1983 by 12 bicycle user associations. It has now[when?] 74 member organizations representing over half a million individual European citizens in 39 countries. ECF actively promotes and encourages cycling worldwide while trying to enforce cycling policy at European level. One of its goals is to promote cycle tourism as a sustainable economic factor and environment-friendly mobility. It also focuses on the security of cyclists and safety for vulnerable road users. It also runs the Velo-city Conference Series, the EuroVelo cycle route project and lobbies European and international institutions. W

European Cycle Logistics Federation

EuroVelo bicycle routes are a network of (currently 14) long-distance cycling routes criss-crossing Europe in various stages of completion. As of May 2013 more than 45,000 km (27,962 mi) were in place.[1] It is envisaged that the network will be substantially complete by 2020 and when finished, the EuroVelo network's total length will exceed 70,000 km (43,496 mi). EuroVelo is a project of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF).

EuroVelo routes can be used for bicycle touring across the continent, as well as by local people making short journeys. The routes are made of both existing national bike routes — such as the Dutch LF-Routes, the German D-Routes, and the British National Cycle Network — and existing general purpose roads, together with new stretches of cycle routes to connect them. W

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

Electronics Watch

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Health and wellbeing[edit | edit source]

Health and Environment Alliance - Health Care Without Harm Europe - World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

Housing[edit | edit source]

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

RREUSE (Reuse and Recycling Social Enterprises in the European Union) is an international non-profit network (NGO) representing social enterprises active in the field of reuse, repair and recycling sector. The very specialised European network puts the three pillars of sustainability at an equal level: environmental protection, social equity, and economic viability.

RREUSE

Campaigns

Planned obsolescence? It's gone too far!
Authors: Right to Repair Europe, Apr 8, 2020

Right to Repair Europe

Road safety[edit | edit source]

fevr, European Federation of Road Traffic Victims

Sharing[edit | edit source]

News and comment

2016

“Territories of Commons” in Europe: pivotal for food production, nature stewardship, heritage maintenance and climate mitigation, Nov 11 [1]

Sustainable livelihood[edit | edit source]

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions - The Other Market, platform, materialized in a meshwork of pushcarts and stalls, to trade products and services without money, using dialogue as a currency. - unMonastery

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Loco2, Europe by train made easy - Citizens’ Rail, EU project to develop local and regional railways by involving the community. Projects span the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Wikipedia: Rail transport in Europe, High-speed rail in Europe

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Research

  • ENLIGHTENme project eu, Innovative policies for improving citizens' health and wellbeing addresing indoor and outdoor lighting, added 15:23, 7 July 2021 (UTC)

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Near you[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

Non-government organizations

Friends of the Earth Europe - Green 10

Government sites

European Environment Agency

ICLEI in Europe, association of Local Governments dedicated to sustainable development

European Sustainable Development Network

References[edit | edit source]

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Keywords continents
Authors Phil Green
Published 2014
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
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