Date(s) - February 1, 2023 - March 9, 2023
Tactics for agroecological transition – (re)claiming land, labour, and livelihoods
Online Course by Common Ecologies in cooperation with MovE
1st Feb – 9th March 2023
6 sessions in late afternoons (CET), on Zoom
2 public events, 1st Feb and 9th March, on Zoom
With: ABL (DE), Ackersyndikat (DE), Arran de Terra (ES), La Bolina (ES), Colletivo Epidemia (IT), Area de Agroecología de Ecologistas en Acción (ES), Inland (INT), Interprt (INT), Jornaleras de Huelva en Lucha (ES), SALT (Solidarity across Land and Trades, UK), Mar Menor Platform (ES), Mondeggi Commons (IT), co-organisers of the Vergesellschaftungskonferenz (DE), and others
Contents. Agricultural transformation is a vital battlefield for common planetary survival and care. This course is a co-learning process for collectives, in which we share and elaborate tools and tactics for agroecological struggle. Bringing together different collective agents of agricultural transition and radical rural transformation – from migrant land workers to farming collectives and ecological and community platforms, from different countries and countrysides – we focus on four key dimensions of this struggle: labour and migrant rights; access to land and struggles for common property; local and commons-based economies; and transformative agriculture against climate crisis and ecological devastation. Through four thematic sessions, as well as an introductory networking hour and a final assembly, we bring together tools and tactics from different places – focusing on Europe as institutional-legal and social battlefield.
Aims. The aim of this course is to inspire and enable translations and alliances, strengthen networks and debates. It will be the basis for the collective editing of a micro-manual of tactics by Common Ecologies and allies. And it will connect to an event series that fleshes out broader dimensions of agroecological transition, as vitally important field of struggles in our current times of food, climate and energy crisis.
How to join. The course is for collectives only. We invite all interested groups, platforms, campaigns and associations to come forth and express their interest (button below). We also welcome newly formed groups – whoever you are, feel free to form a team and use this course to channel collective thinking! This course is free. To make it more accessible, we offer two stipends of 200€ for groups who could not otherwise afford to participate. Also we can offer Spanish-English translation for some sessions.
Public Events. Anyone wishing to follow this process as an individual, you can’t join the course but please join our event series, where we discuss issues and present hypotheses and outcomes related to the course: on 1st February and 9th March (see below). Make sure to also check new episodes of the Earthcare Fieldcast made for this course.
1st February, 19.30-21.00h
Online Public Event. Facilitating Local Agroecological Transition
Daniel López García presents our brand new translation of the Manual for Facilitating Local Agroecological Transition, its specific strategic and practical horizons, and the Arran de Terra cooperative talks about their work of agroecological facilitation. With an introduction by Common Ecologies and a comment by Inland/Campo Adentro.
Thursday 9th March, 19.30-21.00 CET
Why agri-transition is vital, and how we can build common strategies
Public online event with a presentation of course outcomes by Common Ecologies, followed by presentations by Stefania Barca, Jason Moore, Amaranta Herrero and Andrea Ghelfi.
REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED, BUT DO WRITE US IF YOU WANT TO GET COURSE MATERIALS SENT AND HAVE US KEEP YOU POSTED.
Further information about the course sessions: http://commonecologies.net/courses/tactics-for-agroecological-transition-reclaiming-land-labour-and-livelihoods/