Materials to review before taking the next step

Accountability and local governance

Across the UK, concerned individuals and local groups are holding local government to account. This Research for Action publication shows ways in which those local groups and individuals are scrutinising their local authorities, challenging poor governance and decisions they believe are not in the public interest.

Territorial descriptions

Europe split into 8 parts and analysed by EMN’s mapping project

The Municipalist Network Against Illegitimate Debt

How a Spanish network against illegitimate debt brought the struggle for municipal democracy to the state’s doorsteps.

The geographical structure of municipalism in Europe

Between October 2020 and June 2021, the European Municipalist Network (EMN) conducted a mapping of municipalist actors in Europe. The aim of this project was to identify electoral platforms, social organisations and translocal groups.

People-powered local politics can save democracy from populism

Equal Times article about how municipalism offers an alternative and resistance against the rise of the far right.

Choose Your Next Step

Attempts to transform local context may include dealing with different kind of problems: on the one hand, specific problems related to an area: for instance, the urgency for an ecological just transition. On the other hand, problems related not to topics, but on "how to organize and act", for instance: the importance of education and storytelling to inform and gain support among the community. What would you like to know more about?

Ecological Transition (community driven)

Political Education & Storytelling