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Thriving Communities

A collective initiative with a mission to help communities
create radical enough change to thrive in the 21st century.

We focus on the core problem of how communities can organise, resource, plan & manage radical enough change.

About Us

Find out more about our approach, where we work, our collective, our funders & projects, and why we do what we do.


Explore the communities where we are working to make radical change happen.

Investment Portal

Could you invest in our core
programmes or community projects? More details here.

Key Work Areas

We connect our approach into action by working in these key areas in our member communities. Learn more here

Learning Space

We use learning events and insight articles to advance and share our collective learning. Check them out here.


26 September 2023

Town Anywhere is a hands-on creative visioning process that brings potential community futures to life.

Join us in Strasbourg on 26 Sep and develop your Civic Imagination Capacities!

Click here for the full flyer and more details.
Coming Soon
If you are intrigued about Thriving Communities, and interested to get involved, then these open sessions are a chance to find out more, to ask questions, and to see whether you would like to join our collective work.
Coming Soon
Watch out for the next edition of this training, which will help you to develop your mission-led change capacities, adopt a mission-led mindset; and to use a mission-led approach to help organise, plan, and manage radical change for your community.

Could you contribute to the development of Thriving Communities?

In Focus

A Mission for Climate Neutral Cities

The EU has launched a Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities that aims to mobilise local authorities, citizens, businesses, investors, and national authorities to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. Thriving Communities is all about helping communities to achieve this sort of mission. Pursuing climate neutral cities is one of the key areas that we work on. Here are links to some of our recent events and articles on this topic:

Placemaking for Civic Imagination

Placemaking for Civic Imagination is on the critical path towards Thriving Communities, because it paves the way for a paradigm shift in the role that citizens play in deciding how their community assets are developed and managed. Therefore this is one of the key areas that we work on, and we are aiming to build a placemaking movement across SE Europe. Here are some recent highlights.

Given the broad value of public placemaking processes, we encourage

all communities to work on this area as part of their overall radical change process.

Check out this area of our work for more details

We have advancing our Placemaking for Civic Imagination programme thanks to current support for the PLACE project from the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme of the European Union. Project partners are Korimako, KLIK, PUSH and Placemaking Europe (working closely with Placemaking Western Balkans).

We are seeking new investment partnerships to help expand our work and impact. Can you help?

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