Ending the campaign

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Dear friends,

after two years the By2020WeRiseUp-campaign will come to an ending.

The campaign had an end date built into it for a reason. We do not believe it makes sense for our movements to turn our collaboration platform into an institution for it’s own sake, and the current volunteer facilitation team does not have the capacity to overhaul and update the platform to best suit all of our needs. All good things must come to an end. We’re incredibly grateful about how all of you participated in and shaped By2020WeRiseUp and we are in awe of how far all our movement’s have come over the past few years. The results of our shared work will remain accessible via the By2020-website after the end of the campaign so that you can keep using these resources.

However, we want to stress that the end of the campaign will by no means have to mean the end of coordination or strategy conversations on the European level of the climate justice movement! By2020 originated from the CJA-network and that will continue to exist and thrive. If you or your group are interested in continuing the work on transnational coordination, for example The Glasgow Agreement is looking to take coordination and strategy to the next level.

To ensure that the end of the By2020-campaign will only be the beginning of further growth of the European climate justice movement, we’d like to invite all of you to participate in a call for papers to evaluate the platform. No matter how closely your group was involved with By2020, we’d love to hear about your perspective on coordination efforts in the past two years, so that we can grow as a movement on the basis of the campaign’s achievements as well as the lessons learned. You’ll find the call for papers here.

We’re also issuing this call for papers to ensure that the final By2020 European strategy conference, online from the 27th to 29th of November, won’t focus on looking back but take the learning of the past two years as the basis for building towards the year 2021 and beyond.

Love and rage