TRISE’s social space in Athens

  One of TRISE’s projects is a open social space in the heart of Athens, Greece. Located near Syntagma Square (31 Kolokotronis Street), it is an entirely self-organized place that we co-manage with Greek libertarian collective Aftenergia. In the space we operate a library with selected works (both in Greek and English) on political theory […]

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November 8, 2022

TRISE Member Guidelines 2021

Structure of TRISE: The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) is formed of two main groups: the Administrative Board (AB), or TRISE Board, the Advisory Council (AC), which includes all the members of TRISE. Function of TRISE Advisory Council (AC): Meetings of the TRISE Advisory Council: The General Assembly of TRISE’s AC is held every […]

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September 3, 2021

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TRISE Mission Statement 2021

Social ecology provides an historical and dialectical understanding of the relationship between ecological degradation and the exploitation of human beings. We see the current ecological crisis as rooted in hierarchical social structures. These systems of domination express themselves in specific forms of exclusion and oppression, which include the concentration of economic and political power, sexism, […]

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September 3, 2021

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How TRISE was started

  When the United Nations declared at the turn of this century that for the first time in human history the majority of people now live in cities and towns and that urbanization seems irreversible, the relevance of social ecology became even more evident. Our challenge is to recognize that cities must become ecological cities, […]

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June 12, 2015

What is TRISE?

The Transnational Institute of Social Ecology (TRISE) is a transnational network of activists, scholars and researchers founded in Greece in 2013. TRISE has an office in central Athens and currently holds more than 50 members mainly situated in different parts of Europe. TRISE sees itself as part of the communalist tradition and aims to propagate […]

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June 11, 2015


First mission statement – 2013

This is the first mission statement of TRISE. It was was adopted at the first conference in 2013 and then slightly modified after the second one in 2014. A new mission statement has been adopted in 2021.   TRISE mission statement – Toward Democratic and Ecological Cities At the United Nations Rio + 20 world summit that […]

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February 11, 2015

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