About

PART I: COMING TOGETHER & FACING THE PROBLEMS

Reclaim our Economy emerged as an initiative of activists, researchers, and artists from across Europe who were brought together by the shared purpose to challenge the social injustices and ecological degradation as built into current economic systems.

In 2016, we first set out to learn and engage with people working with issues like financial speculation, inequality, political participation, coal mining, human rights and others. Over the next 2 years we involved more than 550 people in Europe and beyond to shape Reclaim our Economy. Since the end of 2017, we have been working closely with the Guerrilla Foundation who in 2018 awarded us with THE BACKBONE – Fund for Activism Structures.

PART II: CORE INSIGHTS

The way we treat each other and ourselves is as much part of collective empowerment as are the rules that govern our organisation. We strive for structures and a culture that promotes empathy, empowerment, deliberation and solidarity.

Equipped with lessons and experiences from previous social movements, we believe systemic activism holds the largest potential to address socio-ecological issues.

PART III: WORKING TOWARDS SHARED GOALS

We reclaim our economy by organising concerted activities to reimagine, co-create and experience systemic change. This means we strive for colourful and innovative collaborations with European activists, writers, artists, researchers, community organisers and others. Taking systemic change as starting point, we join forces with various other social struggles, such as for equity, environmental justice, anti-racism, gender equality, anti-capitalism as well as against nationalism and neocolonialism.

Through this we contribute to a growing basis of people who aim to challenge dominant power structures and build up different systems. 

In short:

International Coordination – strategic direction and organisation for the broader community working towards new economies.

Co-create new economic narratives for systemic change – Mobilising a broad range of voices and actors to challenge privileges of interpretation.

Catalyse political action and international mobilisation for civil disobedience.