The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across Europe.

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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

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Visions[edit | edit source]

  • Green New Deal, from the The Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA), political group in the European Parliament containing green and regionalist political parties. (Wikipedia)
  • SPREAD – Sustainable Lifestyles 2050, 2012, Demos Helsinki

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

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



Community energy[edit | edit source]

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Housing[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

Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]

Electronics Watch

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

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

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]


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

Ecological restoration[edit | edit source]

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This page is the beginnings of a portal for Europe community action in response to Ecological emergency. See Ecological restoration for topic overview.

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source] - City Mine(d), international network of individuals and collectives involved with city and local action.

Health and wellbeing[edit | edit source]

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

Road safety[edit | edit source]

fevr, European Federation of Road Traffic Victims

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

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RREUSE (Reuse and Recycling European Union Social Enterprises) is an international nonprofit network that links social enterprises active in the environmental field of re-use, repair and recycling. Its main areas of focus are environmental protection, social equity, and economic viability.



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

Right to Repair Europe

Sharing[edit | edit source]

News and comment


"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

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

About Europe[edit | edit source]

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. 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 shares the landmass of Eurasia with Asia, and of Afro-Eurasia with both Asia and Africa. 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 waterway of the Bosporus Strait.

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 third-largest after Asia and Africa. The European climate is affected by warm Atlantic currents, such as the Gulf Stream, which produce a temperate climate, tempering winters and summers, on much of the continent. Further from the sea, seasonal differences are more noticeable producing more continental climates.

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External links

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


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