Climate camps in Europe, summer 2017

Climate Camps are the heart of the movement. It’s a place where we gather, to teach ourselves, to grow our networks, to prepare actions and live the alternatives that we are striving for. Camps have workshops, music, action trainings, debates, campfires, practical building stuff, skill-shares. Here, we take matters into our own hands: from dishwashing to system change.

So far we know of seven camps in Europe this year – in Austria, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Belgium, France, West and East Germany!

A lot of camps go with actions that draw a red line. To show: until here and no further – it’s up to us to mark the end of destruction!


Climate Camp close to Vienna airport, Austria, May 24-28

Aviation is a red line

Our struggle focuses on the need to shrink fossil airtravel and associated (infra)structures as well as questioning the everpresent focus on “green” growth. Very recent, there has been some major victory, since the Federal Adminstrative Court ruled against the building of the 3rd runway at Vienna airport, regarding the legal acknowledgement of climate change as a more important factor than some questionable jobs.

But since then, local industry and politics are running heavily against the decision. We will continue to fight against airport expansion and for system change. Welcome!

Aviation expansion is a red line – and red lines are not to be crossed! To show this, we will have a big Red Lines Action on the 27th of May – close to the airport and with some noise and bicycles! Come all to our climate camp to get more details and participate!


Lausitzcamp on Tour, Lusatia coalfields, Eastern Germany/Poland, May 21-28

The big Ende Gelände actions are in the Rhineland coalfields this year, but resistance must go on in Lusatia, too. This summer (May 21 – 28), we are not camping in one place, but put our tents on bikes and cycle through the mining region in Eastern Germany and Poland, visiting local anti-coal initiatives on our way – connecting the dots, growing the movement. There is no English website yet – get in touch for more information:


Mass climate civil disobedience action in the port of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday June 24th

Something is brewing in the Western harbour of Amsterdam, the world’s largest gasoline harbor and Europe’s second largest coal port. Code Rood, a new coalition calls for a massive civil disobedience action in and around the Port of Amsterdam. We have no patience anymore. We give the power to the people and draw a red line against the fossil industry!

There will also be a climate action camp from Thursday June 22 to Monday June 26. Come as early as possible to prepare well! More info will come soon.


Climate Camp near Most, Czech Republic (June 21-27)

Limity jsme my movement (We are the limits) organises the very first Climate Camp in the Czech Republic. Klimakemp is taking place in June (21st to 25th) in the North-bohemian mining region (by the town of Most). It will be an opportunity to learn from each other, share our experience, have fun protesting and nonetheless, to non-violently disrupt the operation of one of the nearby mines or power-plants. Come to join us! There will be buses going from Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. Read more here or get in touch with us via


Climate camp in France, August 4 – 15

Save the date (August 4 – 15) and watch out for more updates!


Action Camp in Belgium, August 10-15

An action camp will take place near Hoge Rielen (Kasterlee), from August 10-15. It will focus on energy, climate and social justice. The camp will feature action trainings, workshops around “energy justice”, DYI and there will be an action on Monday, August 14.

Weblink coming soon! For now, get in touch with


Climate Camp, Rhineland, Germany, August 18 – 29

Right on the edge of some of the nastiest coal mines in Europe, near Cologne, there will be another climate camp this year. Or even several camps. Who knows, there is so much going on. A mass action of civil disobedience (Ende Gelände) to block the mining infrastrucutre. A red line action around the Hambach Forest. And lots more!

From August 18 – 29, there will be camp space(s) for networking, education, arts and actions… and trying out tomorrow’s society right now – social, ecological and based on grassroots democracy.

At the camp the Degrowth Summer School will take place for the third time, where the concept of degrowth is put into action: By learning practical skills and analyzing political and economic developments.


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