A three-day event bringing together public sector actors and project leaders:

Round-table discussions, workshops, conferences, field visits to third places, presentations from researchers and experts.
All over the world, citizen-led projects are springing up and thriving at the local, grass-roots level. They may operate under different monikers, but all of these initiatives are united by their ambition to bring people together in pursuit of collective goals. In France as elsewhere, co-working spaces, art occupations, fablabs, experimental farms, shared gardens, upcycling centres, hackerspaces and local distribution networks are all part of a vibrant web of third places, united by a bottom-up philosophy, a heavy emphasis on cooperation and a belief in the commons as the best way to handle the necessary transitions we face.

The goal of "Third Places of Europe" is to reinforce the cooperative relationships between the actors driving these projects, while also building stronger partnerships with local authorities.

Cette première édition sera structurée par 3 grandes thématiques :

Les 3 grandes thématiques
The strengthening of local production systems to meet the challenges of ecological and food transition and employment
The transition from citizenship to "doing things together"
The association of inhabitants to cultural creation
Halle Tropisme

The place of welcome

The Halle Tropisme
La Halle Tropisme est un tiers-lieu culturel, un village de 10 000m2,  habitĂ© par plus de 200 entrepreneur·ses des Industries Culturelles et  CrĂ©atives et plus de 60 artistes ; Elle accueille Ă©galement au quotidien  des professionnel.le.s, des familles, des curieux.se.s, des  Ă©tudiant.e.s, des voisin.ne.s...

Tropisme propose une programmation artistique et culturelle pour toutes et tous qui mĂŞle sans complexe musique et expĂ©rimentations culinaires, art contemporain et clubbing, dĂ©bats d’idĂ©es et afterworks… Avec plus de  400 Ă©vĂ©nements par an, elle est un lieu incontounable de la vie  culturelle montpelliĂ©raine.

La Halle Tropisme est un projet de la coopérative culturelle et créative illusion & macadam, qui accompagne depuis près de 20 ans le développement et la structuration du secteur culturel.

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The event is invitation-only on account of the limited number of places available. If you are part of the French or European third place community, use the link below to request your invitation. You can also volunteer to make a contribution.
Some of the round-table sessions will also be live-streamed online; we will share the link on this page and via our social media accounts. From everyone here at Third Places for Europe, thank you for your patience and understanding.