Translocal Solidarity for Just Sustainability Transitions

The struggles & delights of translocal networks for justice & sustainability
Tuesday 19 Apr 2022, 16:00 - 18:00
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What are the struggles & delights of translocal networking for just sustainability transitions? In this 2-hours online event, April 19th from 16:00-18:00, you can join others who are also working locally rooted and globally connected to tackle the economic, ecological and social challenges of our times. In this interactive online meeting, a diversity of speakers will shortly share their experiences and visions with translocal networks followed by an interactive chat-storm discussion led by YOU, the participants!

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Countless initiatives around the world working towards transformative change are finding support and resources through international network organizations. These networks promote global solidarity while also acknowledging deep local identities and traditions. However, these movements need to challenge, alter and replace existing power structures in order to promote their alternatives approaches and address existing economic systems, commercial interests and political ideologies. What can we do to help ignite the transformative power of translocal collective action?

During this event, we will discuss the potential of translocal connections to enable just sustainability transitions from the perspective of multiple organizations, projects and networks. Speakers, panelists and facilitators include:

After the talks, there will be an interactive discussion with all participants. Questions will be crowdsourced: participants will be invited to drop their comments and questions directly in the chat. This is followed by a ‘chat storm’ discussion. In this format, participants nominate the questions that they would like to have discussed by the speakers. This way, participants decide what issues are talked about and what direction the conversation takes.

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This event is a collaboration between the Vital Cities & Citizens Erasmus Initiative and the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT).

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Vital Cities and Citizens

With the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens (VCC) Erasmus University Rotterdam wants to help improve the quality of life in cities. In vital cities, the population can achieve their life goals through education, useful work and participation in public life. The vital city is a platform for creativity and diversity, a safe meeting place for different social groups. The researchers involved focus on one of the four sub-themes: 

  • Inclusive Cities and Diversity 
  • Resilient Cities and People 

  • Smart Cities and Communities  

  • Sustainable and Just Cities 

VCC is a collaboration between Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) and International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). 

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