The documentary 'Energy to Change' premiered on 7 December to a crowd of 150 people. Among the audience were activists from Polish civil society, climate pilgrims, grassroots organizers, indigenous community members, and COP24 party representatives from across the world.
The power of people gathering and exchanging ideas can be huge and long-lasting; people become ambassadors for change at home and in their communities.
The European Development Days (EDDs) will take place in Brussels on 5-6 June 2018 with the focus this year on "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development" to promote a safer, more inclusive and open world for women.
The growing criminalisation of human rights defenders stems from the current neoliberal political agendas- reflections from Salvador de Bahia, World Social Forum 2018.
The CIDSE photo exhibition "Inspire Change", is circulating among the Spanish universities of Castellón, Valencia, Murcia, Alicante and Cádiz (Spain). The exhibition captures 15 stories of people around the world who are taking action, caring for our planet and the people living in it.
In the late spring and summer of 2017, a group young volunteers from CIDSE member organizations met in Portugal and Belgium to share, learn and experience hands-on the profound transformation we are called to towards more just and sustainable ways of living, in harmony with nature and respecting people’s livelihoods. Here below their stories and reflections from the camps!
Two years ago, Pope Francis released his groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si’ that describes the social and environmental crisis we are facing and calls on humankind to care for our common home. One group of youth got to experience firsthand the ecological conversion Pope Francis speaks of in his encyclical at a Laudato Si’-inspired camp.
In love with life and in search of freedom. At 25, Maria Meneses, a vibrant young woman from Portugal, discovered there is a word for what she was living: sustainability.
From 9 - 13 May 2017, Change for the Planet - Care for the People, FEC and Casa Velha will bring together close to 100 supporters at a sustainable summer camp in Portugal to reflect and act together for a profound shift in our practices towards more just and sustainable lifestyles.