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[[File:110218 MoldovaCleanup.jpg|thumb|Good collaboration between community-led initiatives and local authorities attracts positive media attention.]]
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Ecovillage Transition in Action (ETiA) focuses on creating empowering partnerships to scale sustainable development and regenerative practices by ''communities and local authorities collaborating for sustainability.''
Ecovillage Transition in Action (ETiA) project focused on creating empowering partnerships to scale sustainable development and regenerative practices by ''communities and local authorities collaborating for sustainability.''


As is shown by many such successful partnerships between community-led initiatives and local authorities, this proves to be an effective way to cross-pollinate ideas, develop opportunities and share successful initiatives.
As is shown by many such successful partnerships between community-led initiatives and local authorities, this proves to be an effective way to cross-pollinate ideas, develop opportunities and scale successful initiatives.
 
[[File:EU flag xxx.png|thumb|Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union]]
ETiA provides solutions for the scaling up of existing community-led solutions, the design and implementation of new and locally appropriate innovative solutions, increased engagement in and efficiency of local governance, and stronger local partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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== Project summary ==
== Project summary ==


The ETiA project has produced a Handbook, a toolkit and a curriculum to support the collaboration between local authorities and community-led initiatives. The approach is based on the following approaches and methodologies:  
The ETiA project has produced a Handbook, a Toolkit, a curriculum and a navigation pathway to support the collaboration between local authorities and community-led initiatives. The approach is based on the following approaches and methodologies:
* [[Map of Regeneration]]
* [[Map of Regeneration]]
* [[Sustainable Development Goals]]  
* [[Sustainable Development Goals]]  
* [[Journey of Regeneration]]
* [[Journey of Regeneration]]


All the materials have been produced through the Ecovillage Transition in Action [https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/ Erasmus project].
All the materials have been produced through the Ecovillage Transition in Action [https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/ Erasmus project] around which a number of methodologies, theories and approaches are strung.


around which a number of methodologies, theories and approaches are strung.
== Project Partners ==


== Project Partners ==
[[File:20220527_ScotlandETiAMeeting.jpg|thumb|The meeting of the ETiA consortium and participants of the multiplier event in St. Lawrence, Scotland, May 2022.]]


The ETiA team was made up of representative from the following consortium:
The ETiA team was made up of representatives from the following consortium:


* [https://ecovillage.org Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) International]
* [https://ecovillage.org Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) International]
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* [https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk University of St Andrews]
* [https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk University of St Andrews]
* [http://hurdalecovillage.no Hurdal Ecovillage Norway] (for part of the project)
* [http://hurdalecovillage.no Hurdal Ecovillage Norway] (for part of the project)
Due to Covid restrictions, the Norwegian partner stepped away before the summer of 2020.


== Intelectual outputs ==  
== Intelectual outputs ==  
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=== 1. Ecovillage Transition Toolkit ===
=== 1. Ecovillage Transition Toolkit ===


The toolkit collates and curates knowledge and practices in ecovillages and community-led initiatives and how that integrates with local government institutions and processes. These can be either municipalities, regional municipalities, local authorities or community councils.
The Toolkit collates and curates knowledge and practices in ecovillages and community-led initiatives and how that integrates with local government institutions and processes. These can be municipalities, local authorities, community councils etc.
 
Some sore ingredients are methodologies, approaches and tools previously developed in other Erasmus+ partnerships like [https://www.sircle-project.eu SIRCle] and [http://clips.gen-europe.org CLIPS]. These are aligned with the [[Map of Regeneration]] (including the [[Ecovillage Design Cards]]) and the [[Journey of Regeneration]].


Core ingredients are methodologies, exercises and tools previously developed in other Erasmus+ partnerships like [https://www.sircle-project.eu SIRCle] and [http://clips.gen-europe.org CLIPS]. These are aligned with the [[Map of Regeneration]] (including the [[Ecovillage Design Cards]]) and the [[Journey of Regeneration]].
The toolkit can be dowloaded as pdf here:
* [[https://www.dropbox.com/s/smomessv72fwbvo/ETiA%20Toolkit.pdf?dl=0 English version]]  


=== 2. A handbook and curriculum ===
=== 2. A handbook and curriculum ===


The handbooks frames the curriculum and together they adreess different actors' roles when community-led initiatives interact with local authorities. This across sectors for bioregional transformation and restoration. Individuals from ecovillages, community led initiatives, local government and local colleges or universities can come together to learn how to design and implement local and bioregional regeneration in line with the Ecovillage Principles and the SDGs.
The Handbook, entitled '''[[Communities and Local Authorities Collaborating for Sustainability]]''' frames the curriculum and together with the Toolkit addresses different actors' roles when community-led initiatives interact with local authorities. This takes place across sectors for bioregional transformation and restoration. Individuals from ecovillages, community-led initiatives, local governments and local universities can come together to learn how to design and implement local and bioregional regeneration in line with the Ecovillage Principles and the SDGs.
 
The Handbook is available as pdf in:
* [[https://www.dropbox.com/s/biozg8nnhrbfgca/ETiA%20-%20Handbook%20%28English%29.pdf?dl=0 English]]
* [[https://www.dropbox.com/s/65hl2bn8jxs1ej5/ETiA%20-%20Handbook%20%28French%29.pdf?dl=0 French]]
* [[https://www.dropbox.com/s/xg79j4ux96wxjae/ETiA%20-%20Handbook%20%28German%29.pdf?dl=0 German]]


=== 3. Training of Trainers ===  
=== 3. Trainers' Handbook ===  


The programme to equip facilitators with the ETiA tools, skills and competencies was created for easier scaling and multiplying the curriculum.
The project included training sessions to equip facilitators with the ETiA tools, skills and competencies for easier scaling and multiplying the ETiA programme. ETiA Trainers' Handbook equips facilitators with the tools, skills and competencies to facilitate local and regional processes of transformation and regeneration. The trainer's handbook is currently available here in [[https://www.canva.com/design/DAFJ3yb5v9E/view?utm_content=DAFJ3yb5v9E&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=embeds&utm_source=link English]].


=== 4. Navigation tool ===
=== 4. Project tracker ===


The basis for the navigation tool is the [[Ecovillage Impact assessment]], which is linked to [[SDG]] assessment tools. This provides the framework for local municipalities to track progress in implementation and help communities and municipalities to tweak their processes and designs.
The bases for the [[https://ecovillage.org/tracker/ project tracker]] are the [[Journey of Regeneration]], [[Ecovillage Impact assessment]], and [[SDG]] assessment tools. This provides the framework for local municipalities and community-led initiatives to assess the extent to which they have developed the competencies to achieve regional sustainability OR – the goals and targets of their collaboration within the framework of the Ecovillage Principles and SDGs.


== External links and resources ==
== External links and resources ==
*[https://ecovillage.org/resources/impact-assessment/ Online Ecovillage Impact Assessment Tool]
*[https://ecovillage.org/resources/impact-assessment/ Online Ecovillage Impact Assessment Tool]
*[https://ecovillage.org/solutions/ Ecovillage Solution Library]
*[https://ecovillage.org/solutions/ Ecovillage Solution Library]
*[http://idee-regional.de/files/Kraft_der_Visionen_web_korr.pdf Kraft der Visionen]
*[http://idee-regional.de/files/Kraft_der_Visionen_web_korr.pdf Kraft der Visionen]
*[[Fearless Cities]]
*[[Fearless Cities]]
*[https://integralcity.com Integral City] (also see page on [https://wiki.urban-arena.eu/index.php?title=Integral_MetaMapping Integral Metamapping] on UrbanA wiki]
*[https://integralcity.com Integral City] (also see the page on [https://wiki.urban-arena.eu/index.php?title=Integral_MetaMapping Integral Metamapping] on UrbanA wiki]
*[http://www.odslocal.org 2-Adapt the SDG monitoring platform]
*[http://www.odslocal.org 2-Adapt the SDG monitoring platform]
*[[UrbanA]]
*[[UrbanA]]
*[[BLAST]]
*[[BLAST]]
*Transition 2 Resilience
*[http://clips.gen-europe.org CLIPS]
*[http://clips.gen-europe.org CLIPS]
*[https://www.sircle-project.eu SIRCle]
*[https://www.sircle-project.eu SIRCle]
* Ecogamer
* [https://ecovillage.org/our-work/ecogamer/ Ecogamer]
* [[TRANSIT]]
* [[TRANSIT]]
* [[TESS]]
* [[TESS]]
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*[http://municipalitiesintransition.org/the-framework/ Municipalities In Transition Framework]
*[http://municipalitiesintransition.org/the-framework/ Municipalities In Transition Framework]


 
Disclaimer: The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
[[Category: Case studies]]
[[Category: Case studies]]
[[Category: Erasmus+ projects]]
[[Category: Erasmus+ projects]]

Latest revision as of 10:44, 25 November 2022

Good collaboration between community-led initiatives and local authorities attracts positive media attention.

Ecovillage Transition in Action (ETiA) project focused on creating empowering partnerships to scale sustainable development and regenerative practices by communities and local authorities collaborating for sustainability.

As is shown by many such successful partnerships between community-led initiatives and local authorities, this proves to be an effective way to cross-pollinate ideas, develop opportunities and scale successful initiatives.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Project summary

The ETiA project has produced a Handbook, a Toolkit, a curriculum and a navigation pathway to support the collaboration between local authorities and community-led initiatives. The approach is based on the following approaches and methodologies:

All the materials have been produced through the Ecovillage Transition in Action Erasmus project around which a number of methodologies, theories and approaches are strung.

Project Partners

The meeting of the ETiA consortium and participants of the multiplier event in St. Lawrence, Scotland, May 2022.

The ETiA team was made up of representatives from the following consortium:

Due to Covid restrictions, the Norwegian partner stepped away before the summer of 2020.

Intelectual outputs

1. Ecovillage Transition Toolkit

The Toolkit collates and curates knowledge and practices in ecovillages and community-led initiatives and how that integrates with local government institutions and processes. These can be municipalities, local authorities, community councils etc.

Some sore ingredients are methodologies, approaches and tools previously developed in other Erasmus+ partnerships like SIRCle and CLIPS. These are aligned with the Map of Regeneration (including the Ecovillage Design Cards) and the Journey of Regeneration.

The toolkit can be dowloaded as pdf here:

2. A handbook and curriculum

The Handbook, entitled Communities and Local Authorities Collaborating for Sustainability frames the curriculum and together with the Toolkit addresses different actors' roles when community-led initiatives interact with local authorities. This takes place across sectors for bioregional transformation and restoration. Individuals from ecovillages, community-led initiatives, local governments and local universities can come together to learn how to design and implement local and bioregional regeneration in line with the Ecovillage Principles and the SDGs.

The Handbook is available as pdf in:

3. Trainers' Handbook

The project included training sessions to equip facilitators with the ETiA tools, skills and competencies for easier scaling and multiplying the ETiA programme. ETiA Trainers' Handbook equips facilitators with the tools, skills and competencies to facilitate local and regional processes of transformation and regeneration. The trainer's handbook is currently available here in [English].

4. Project tracker

The bases for the [project tracker] are the Journey of Regeneration, Ecovillage Impact assessment, and SDG assessment tools. This provides the framework for local municipalities and community-led initiatives to assess the extent to which they have developed the competencies to achieve regional sustainability OR – the goals and targets of their collaboration within the framework of the Ecovillage Principles and SDGs.

External links and resources

Disclaimer: The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.