Our future depends on collaboration.
Civil society has been taking the lead in bringing attention to the situation of the world we inhabit and striving to change the way we relate to the planet as a species, regenerating the damage we have caused and looking for alternative ways of living.
Increasingly, municipalities are starting to join the global movement for change.
The global problems we face, such as climate change, social and economic inequalities and division, consumerism in the face of natural resource limits, and lack of community resilience, urgently require innovative, systemic responses arising from the bottom-up as well as top-down.
Examples exist worldwide where collaboration between civil society and local public administrations is a reality.
The Municipalities in Transition project aims to bring these experiences together to learn from one another and help other territories begin their own path in a collaborative transition towards a more sustainable future.
Some quick answers
The MiT project has 3 main components:
1. Research existing examples to collaboration between civil society and public administrations
2. Co-design a framework and set of tools based on existing experience that can support the transition process at the municipal level (to be tested in several pilot case studies)
3. Create a thriving community of practice to share learnings and reach out to decision-makers
The MiT project has a worldwide span. The project aims to work at least in all countries and regions where a Transition Hub is present. Currently, this includes South America, North America and Europe, in over 16 countries.
There is a Core Circle in charge of coordinating the main aspects of the project. The Support Circle, composed of hub members and Transition Network staff, offers advice and support in important decision-making processes.
Many activities, specially research-related, are undertaken in close collaboration with Transition Hubs and Transition Network.
Your municipality can join the MiT community any time.
We are looking for examples of places where collaboration between local administration and civil society is taking place. We are also interested to help you get started in the process.
Write to us and we will support you in the steps to join the MiT database and community of practice.
The MiT project is strongly based on actively supporting all actors involved in the Great Transition to transform their current relationships into innovative ways of collaboration. We build local capacity to increase trust, because it is through trusting one another that we can create a more resilient future.