All across the world communities are taking action for a better world. Thousands of community initiatives across Europe are making life healthier, fairer and more sustainable.
Research shows that such initiatives are highly effective in reducing ecological footprints, building social capital and enhancing local economies. And we know that strong local communities have stood resilient in the face of the pandemic.
#EDSC shines a light on these initiatives. It builds support for community-led action from policy makers and inspires the wider public. It also provides a moment for communities to take stock, and to celebrate their transformative work.
- climate change | public awareness campaign
The annual European Day of Sustainable Communities (EDSC) celebrates local communities taking action for healthier, fairer, regenerative Europe. Since it was first launched in 2017 thousands of communities in 27 countries have marked the day. This year it takes place on 18th September 2021. Citizens and communities are invited to join the celebration by organising an event (no matter how small!) and registering it on the EDSC website (in 8 languages). We welcome events organized between 11th-25th September. #EDSC21