Narratives of collective socio-ecological transitions practices

Track 5 – Special session

Thursday, 21st July 2022 from 16:30 to 18:00 | Seminar room 4

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Organisers: Elisa Ravazzoli (Eurac Research), Federica Maino (Eurac Research)

Keywords: Community Led Local Development processes, Social Innovation and community led innovation, Sustainability transitions, Citizens Engagement and Partecipation, Socio-ecological transition, Societal challenges

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Fostering a socio-ecological transition that is inclusive and just is one of the biggest challenge our regions and city will be face in the next future. More than ever before, we are asked to re-think the way we live, move, work, consume and to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable, equitable and solidary modes of living, increasing societal well-being overall ( SGDs, EU level Green Deal, EU Pillar for Social Rights, New European Bauhaus). Policy makers, civil society organizations and citizens around the World are working to create regions and places that are more green, digital connected, resilient to climate change, economically sustainable and socially inclusive, leaving no place and no one behind.

This section aims to explore the notion of “togheterness” in relation to that of “ socio-ecological transition” and relect/ present on forms of collective action, vision and values able to re-shape, image and promote transformations that could increase different dimensions of well-being and contribute to socio-ecological transition along the urban-rural continuum at regional and local level.

We accept methodological, theoretical and practical contributions from the applied research, academic and pracrice fields working on the following (not restricted to) aspects:

  • Example of social innovation, smart village and CLLD practices addressing socio-ecological challenges and talking specific territorial needs;
  • Experimental practices of commoning and community organization for a more sustainable use of existing resources;
  • Theoretical reflections on how to test/experiment a Ego-to-Eco Shift and transformational change or related theories;
  • Reflections on the different scales in which socio-ecological transitions processes are occurring and the impacts they generate at the micro-macro-miso levels.
  • Reflections on the political and social dimension of inclusion and on issues of socio-spatial justice into transition processes in relation to increasing territorial imbalances and social inequalities.

Finally, we welcome contributions from different region and spatial contexts – urban, rural, periurban and peripheral contexts- as we believe that diversity and trans-disciplinary are crucial to addressing complex and pressing as the one we are facing.


  • 661 Escorcia Hernandez, Jhon Ricardo – Assessment of Urban Resilience for Vulnerable Communities: The Repercussions of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • 686 Ravazzoli, Elisa – Commoning practices and streetscapes: what contributions to the socio-ecological transition?
  • 627 Da Re, Riccardo – What future for the mountains of Belluno after Vaia storm?
  • 685 Pasquali, Margherita – Exploration and co-design processes for Sustainable Development of Inner Territories: the thermal landscape of Val di Sole (Italy)

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