Collectif pour une Transition Citoyenne (CTC)

Identity card

This collective was officially launched in May 2013 in Cluny, during the second edition of the ‘Festival de la Transition’. At the beginning of 2018, it had 21 member organisations, including Nef, Attac, Les Colibris, Énergie Partagée, MirAMAP, Alternatiba, etc.

The collective has a ‘policy’ objective (as opposed to a ‘political’ objective): promote the transition as a “profound change in society”, show the general public that it exists, is moving forward, and that anyone can participate because many alternatives, companies and associations already embody the change. One need only join them as a customer, member, employee, activist, etc. The goal is to place the citizen transition at the heart of public debate using the energies present in the collective’s members’ networks.

Objectives

The collective has a ‘policy’ objective (as opposed to a ‘political’ objective): promote the transition as a “profound change in society”, show the general public that it exists, is moving forward, and that anyone can participate because many alternatives, companies and associations already embody the change. One need only join them as a customer, member, employee, activist, etc. The goal is to place the citizen transition at the heart of public debate using the energies present in members’ networks.

To accomplish this, the Collective plans to use public as well as economic, local as well as national and European policies, to weigh in on debate and introduce change. Using the expertise of each of its members as a basis, the collective can legitimately claim to provide a ‘political’ analysis of the causes and reality of inequality, as well as an analysis of what needs to be set up to achieve a citizens’ transition, based on the daily experience of its members.

The strength of the Collective lies particularly in the decompartmentalization it permits. Together, its members can change systems and frameworks, so that they resonate with the citizen dynamics on which they are based.

Related programmes

Modes of action

  • expertise
  • mobilization, rally
  • advocacy, lobbying, influence strategy
  • meetings, exchanges, assemblies
  • diffusion of best pratices creation of labels

Target audience

  • economic players
  • activists, campaigners
  • associations
  • public authorities, elected representatives, administrations
  • banking, finance
  • local authorities
  • consumers
  • general public
  • medias, journalists
  • politicians, political parties
  • social networks
  • organised civil society
  • think tanks
  • economists, SEE actors

Thematic areas

  • economy
  • Climate energy
  • agriculture and food
  • environment
  • citizenship