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*Pilot call for collaborative political ecology cartography*
*Small sub-contracts scheme to use mapping tools for Environmental Justice
*Presentation deadline*: August 31th, 2016 (Sunday)
*Resolution*: September 12, 2016.
This call is intended to foster collaborations between activists (NGOs,
think tanks, social movements, or community grassroots organisations, etc.)
and the Global Atlas of Environmental Justice project (ejatlas.org). The
aims is to support action-research on environmental justice and campaigns
or ongoing work in the field, and create public and educational materials
dedicated to documenting and unveiling processes of destructive
extractivism and dispossession.
*About the EJATLAS and ACKnowl-EJ project:*
The EJAtlas <https://ejatlas.org/> is an online database and interactive
map that documents socio-environmental conflicts, defined as mobilizations
by local communities against particular economic activities whereby
environmental impacts are a key element of their grievances. It is based on
the work of hundreds of collaborators, from the academy, concerned
citizens, informal committees, NGOs and other activist groups, who have
been documenting environmental and social injustice and supporting
communities on the ground for years. It’s been mainly developed under EJOLT
<http://www.ejolt.org/>, a research project coordinated at ICTA - UAB, and
will now continue under the ACKnowl-EJ international project.
(Academic-Activist Co-Produced Knowledge for Environmental Justice) builds
on and broadens the Atlas of Environmental Justice. This project emphasizes
the transformative potential of citizen movements, ‘participatory’
approaches to environmental politics, and new institutional practices born
from diverse knowledge systems, showing how alternatives are often born
from resistance. ACKnowl-EJ is a 3 year project funded by the International
Social Science Council, coordinated by the Institute of Sciences and
Technologies <http://ictaweb.uab.cat/> of the Autonomous University of
Barcelona (Dr. Leah Temper) and Kalpavriksh action group
<http://kalpavriksh.org/> from India (Ashish Kothari).
This call aims to expand the EJATLAs and foster the development of powerful
featured maps (see for instance the featured map on Mining Conflicts in
Latin America <https://ejatlas.org/featured/mining-latam>, to support the
international day against Chevron Texaco
<https://ejatlas.org/featured/chevronconflicts>or to denounce the expansion
of fracking <https://ejatlas.org/featured/fracking-frenzy>). It aims to
engage in further experimentation on collaborative research and
co-production of knowledge for social change.
*Objective of the call:*
- Foster ongoing or upcoming Environmental Justice (EJ) related
campaigns worldwide and contribute to their visibility
- Contribute to improve the coverage of the EJAtlas geographically and
- Design Featured Maps to support EJ related campaign. The EJAtlas and
Acknowl-EJ project will offer support to technically develop them and to
disseminate the work developed under this call.
*What are the small projects about:*
- Adding cases to the EJAtlas to complete a specific database and create
new Featured Maps (see the EJATLAS database form)
- Producing relevant featured maps.
- Designing original Featured Maps and searching for relevant GIS data,
stories, images or infographics to display on the map.
- Presenting a plan for research, dissemination, campaigning with the
- The project must be completed before December 2016.
- *2-4 Small contracts of between 1000-1500 euros will be granted in
this round. *The amount of the contract will vary according to the
*Who can present a proposal?*
- This call is meant for civil society organizations and networks that
work on Environmental Justice related struggles around the world.
- Organizations from any country are invited to present a small project.
- Applicants must be able to issue an invoice.
- Proposals can be submitted and developed in English and/or Spanish.
Other languages can be considered, but will need to be translated to
English or Spanish.
*How can you apply?*
Please send your application to ejoltmap at gmail.com with the subject
ecology cartography*”* and the following documents:
- Application Form with information on your organization and the project
proposed. (find it here:
- (Optional) Share similar maps or campaigns you have worked in in the
past highlighting the successful aspects in terms of visibility and/or
*Criteria to assess projects*
While projects that cover any EJ related issue or regions of the World can
be presented we will particularly value proposals that :
a. Expand and improve the EJAtlas in those issues and areas
that are currently under represented or absent or come from applicants from
under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions.
b. Enhance a collaborative bottom-up process of data collection.
c. Aid new or ongoing EJ campaigns and work.
d. Propose an outcome that is creative, original and
e. Is relevant.
The deadline to present proposals is August 31, 2016.
On September 12, awarded organizations will be contacted.
Projects must be finalized before the end of December 2016.
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