GEF supports the growing emergence of translocal networks that are becoming a crucial transnational governance level in Europe, and that are active in many fields, such as energy cooperatives or circular economy initiatives. By bringing together political, civil and economic actors from progressive cities who are developing transformative policies across Europe, GEF wants to create platforms for a credible, positive picture of Europe.  

The foundation particularly focuses on the potential of cities to as a transformative force towards resilient and democratic societies – either through organising themselves in transnational networks or by getting ready for the technological challenges ahead.  

It explores in particular the commons as a way to rethink the production and management of goods, culture, transport, housing, and so on, but also their collective re-appropriation by the citizens beyond the traditional state-market dichotomy. 

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