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A Question of Scale

22 Sep 2020

By Thu 3 Sep 2020February 10th, 2021Events

This event is now over

You can READ the position paper, published by GEF, here:
VIEW the podcast about our event here.

Event Details


Green European Foundation, with the support of Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate, invite you to participate in an online conversation:

“Imagining a co-operative, community-led
approach to regional resilience”
(SCALE being the acronym for Supply Chains and Local Economies)

TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2020   –   13:30 to 16:30
by Zoom
(log-on details will be issued nearer the time to those who register)

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While admission is FREE to this event, you MUST register beforehand as places are strictly limited.

Please secure your place by booking here.

As always at our events, an important part will be the Q&A session which will allow full participation by those attending.

Event Programme


Stanka Becheva, FOE Europe; Dirk Holemans, GEF; Sinéad Mercier, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission; Seán McCabe, TASC;
Dr. Oliver Moore, UCC / ARC2020; Liam McGinley, Glencolmcille.

The event, which will be introduced by Tommy Simpson of Green Foundation Ireland and Jonathan Essex of Green House Think Tank in the UK, will be facilitated by Davie Philip of Cultivate /


13:30 – Welcome and introduction

13:45 – Context of SCALE – Supply Chains and Local Economies

13:55 – Sharing and listening exercise

14:15 to 14:35 – Reflections

  • Supply Chains
  • Circular and Local Economies
  • Co-Operative Approaches

14:45 – Plenary

16:00 – Keynote reflection

16:30 – End of event


‘A Question of Scale’ is a conversation in the context of global vulnerabilities and challenges – climate, pandemic, risks to supply chain, jobs, etc – that will…

  • identify ‘Blockers & Enablers’ to a co-operative, community-led approach to regional resilience;
  • secure local supply chains and strengthen regional economies;
  • outline the benefits of regional economies (especially, but not limited to, the agri-food sector);
  • encourage co-operative effort in local production for local need;
  • identify the potential for livelihoods in our regions (with a focus on the midlands).

With thanks to the European Parliament
for financial provision to Green European Foundation.