Mapping new ways of learning

As a part of our research process, we started mapping non-governmental organisations and bottom-up initiatives from our countries and here you can see the first step of this research. Out of 32 pinned spots, we reached out to 12 initiatives from 4 different countries to start a conversation about education, who tries to bring an alternative to the traditional educational system, and add different points of view on the concept of “learning”. They represent a wide range of topics like art, urban commons, inclusive cities, human rights, migration, ecology, solidarity in general, centered on the question of inclusive and alternative education that are making use of public space, participatory practices and self-organization, and are encouraging citizen movements from the edges of the European continent.

In times of confinement and pressure on solidarity structures to re-organise the way they operate, our aim to make this mapping is to give exposure and space for solidarity initiatives to grow by cross-pollinating their methodologies and sharing their toolkits and experiences. Moving beyond the urgency of the moment, we hope to offer strategies of resilience and the sharing of knowledge coming straight from the fields of practicing solidarity and the local but interconnected struggles for more open and just societies.

You can click on the pins to find out more information about the organisations and initiatives, and listen to our interviews of the 12 initiatives we started our discussion with.