EESC and prize for Transition Network – Ovesco and Transition Town Lewes

The following message was received from Rob Hopkins of the Transition Network:

On behalf of Transition Network I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Transition Town Lewes and to the directors of Ovesco for their hosting and giving their precious time to the visit of David Sears of the EESC.  He was one of a number of EESC members across Europe who spent time with their local Transition groups, in what, for many of them, was a deeply inspirational experience.  Three of them came to the Transition Network conference in London last year.  It proved to be a very influential in Transition Network going on to win the Civil Society Prize awarded by the EESC.  This is very prestigious, and has been a big boost for Transition groups across Europe as well as more generally.  I know that such visits can be tiring and demanding, but I think we can chalk this one down as being one that was worth the effort!  Thanks so much from us all.  We’d also like to wish Ovesco all the best in its pursuit of the Ashden Award.’

Transition recogmised in the European Parliament…