Making a Way Forward: Community Organising and the Future of Democracy in Europe (report)
A report reflects a dialogue – started in the summer of 2018 – between people in the funder community and in the world of community organising on the challenges and opportunities to create a more robust practice of community organizing in Europe
This study is a collaboration between the Ariadne Network and the European Community Organising Network. It reflects a dialogue – start in the summer of 2018 – between people in the funder community and in the world of community organising.
This study seeks to illuminate insights, challenges, and resources for funders who are interested in developing a more robust practice of community organising in Europe.
This study provides a definition and case studies of what community organising is. It explores opportunities to build a stronger civil society through community organising and the role that funders can play in this process. Additionally, it looks at what we can learn from the experience of funders in the United States who, starting about a decade ago, began a strategic conversation of why and how to better support the community organising sector.
About the publishers
Ariadne is a European peer-to-peer network of more than 550 funders in 23 countries who support social change and human rights. Ariadne helps those using private resources for public good achieve more together than they can alone by linking them to other funders and providing practical tools of support.
European Community Organising Network (ECON) is a network of NGOs engaged in community organising in Europe. ECON provides training and mentorship to community organisers, facilitates greater strategic alignment between regional and national organising initiatives, engages in re-granting, and coordinates resource development for the community organising sector.