From the Crises to sustainable transition: The Melpignano Community Cooperative

Dalla crisi alla transizione sostenibile: l’esperienza della comunità di Melpignano nell’ambito del progetto Compass.

This video is showing an interesting example of how, in collaboration with local authorities, organised citizens can promote radical change towards environmental and social sustainability through private/public cooperation. In Melpignano, small town of 2000 inhabitants in south Italy a community cooperative was created and installed solar panel for renewable energy production. As the video will show, this example is really interesting as the money from electricity sale, surplus energy not directly used, is re-invested for further sustainable interventions and to support the improvement of life quality and job opportunities in the city.

This video was produced by A Sud – Ecologia e Cooperazione ONLUS in the framework of COMPASS project, on the topic “Territory conversion techniques: from the ecological crises to the ecological conversion of territories”.

Subtitles are available in English, Bulgarian, Croatian, German and Romanian.

The COMPASS project wants to contribute to building fair, socially and environmentally sustainable societies through the development of a new professional curriculum and a training course in the field of sustainable conversion of public spaces. The project is based in 5 European countries – Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Croatia and Romania. More information can be found on the project website -

The COMPASS project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The content of the video reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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