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Climate Fatigue: How to turn powerlessness into change?

A Power to the People mini-series

Add to calendar 2023-06-22 20:00 2023-06-29 21:30 Europe/Rome Climate Fatigue: How to turn powerlessness into change? Outside EUI premises YYYY-MM-DD


Thu 22 Jun 2023 20.00 - 21.30

Thu 29 Jun 2023 20.00 - 21.30


Outside EUI premises

The STG Transnational Democracy Programme, in collaboration with a network of civil society partners (Europe Calling, Pulse of Europe, Mehr Demokratie, European Alternatives, Citizens Take Over Europe, Another Europe Is Possible), invites you to join a cross border, multi-lingual conversation on eco-anxiety, climate fatigue and possible routes forward for collective action.

Anxiety, desperation, denial. People react differently to the ever-growing odds of climate catastrophe. For decades, movements have debated strategies mobilising those emotions politically: turning fatigue into activism and direct actions. Groups like Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil and Letzte Generation have shown both the potential and limitations within the current climate activism toolkit. 

Indeed, the path to a just, forceful and inclusive climate action is full of threats for the many who feel powerless. Repression is fierce and growing, often fuelled by governments and defenders of the ending fossil fuel era alike. As climate urgency whistles ever more stridently to our ears, we must come together to imagine how to turn powerlessness into meaningful change.

Following this ambitious purpose, the Power to the People group organizes two multilingual virtual events on the 22 and 29 June 2023 bringing together citizens, activists and decision makers all over Europe. 

In the first event, we invite influential speakers from movements, science, politics and civil society to listen and learn about different perspectives to create a common base for the second event. 

In the second event, we want to create a democratic, transnational space for people to share their emotions and personal experiences, empower each other and grow together.

Specifically, those two events are:

22 June 2023 - 20:00-21:30 (CEST): Panel of perspectives, setting the stage (with interpretation into French, English, German and Italian)

29 June 2023 - 20:00-21:30 (CEST): Small-group breakout rooms, so everybody gets room to share, empower and grow

Registrations are now open for the second event, please note that by clicking the "Register here" button, the user will be redirected to a non-EUI site and the Decision of the President No. 10 of 18 February 2019 (EUI Data Protection Policy) is not applicable for personal data protection, as the data is processed by consortium partners.


Scientific Organiser(s):

James Mackay (EUI)

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