Móstoles en Transición

Implementation of a new city model that faces the ecosocial challenges from a dual strategy


CASE STAGEWell established and running
LOCATION: Móstoles, Madrid (Spain)
GOVERNANCE: Not defined


Mostoles in transition tries to adapt the municipality to the new socio-ecological context from a local perspective, original and positive. It is a meeting point for independent projects with different levels of implementation by different social and political actors. All these projects, from their different perspectives, work for a gradual transformation of our social system building alternatives. All projects benefit from the cohesion of the Transition Initiative as a shared story and as a collaborative project. There are 22 ongoing projects related to 4 topics: Social economy, new productive model, culture and community articulation and Education for Transition. Also, initiatives by the city council in this direction, creation of a classroom of ecosocial education, Mostoles urban gardens network…Until today, its greatest achievements could be synthesized in the approach of the ecosocial problem as the articulating point of the city models from the local government. An example of this, is the unanimity of the municipal motion for the inclusion of Móstoles in the network of Cities in transition, the establishment of a network of school gardens in local schools, the development of an educational program of urban agroecology in the main art and creation center of the municipality (for 4 years), the establishment of a agro-ecological product distributor that provide different consumption groups…

The steering group of the initiative, the transition institute Rompe el Círculo, has been part of the transition network and has participated in their meetings


DOMAINSFood and agriculture, Education, Raising awareness about sustainability, climate change, healthy living, environmental issues, etc., Arts and Culture, Economy, Systemic Change (not focused on particular projects)



MiT noteTransition initiative with the participation of the municipality. High self-evaluation. No need for phase 2 (no specific tool/framework identified for collaborating with the municipality). Suitable for pilot (in order to strengthen the collaboration with the municipality; good prospects for continuity).


Jose Iniesta