The municipality of Argelaguer has an extension of 12.5 km2. It is located to the left of the Fluvià river and is part of the Garrotxa region, in the Gironine Regions. The village, with 423 inhabitants, is located at an altitude of 183 m. It is surrounded by forests and its main agriculture consists of cereals and olive trees, although most of the inhabitants work in industry and services. The municipality also has a hydroelectric industry and a growing population of independent professionals. The limits of the municipal term are to the north with Tortellà and Sales de Llierca, to the east and south with Sant Ferriol and to the west with Sant Jaume de Llierca.
We are a non-profit cooperative of 14 rural community-based workers, researchers and educators. We work primarily with community groups and local governments, accompanying them in participatory processes to regenerate local governance systems, making them more equitable, adaptive and descentralised. We specialise in complexity management, regenerative governance and "edge work" - working at and with the "margins", be they vulnerable communities, rural regions or issues that are too often ignored as they are considered too complex. Since 2016, we have worked with over 50 local governments and public administration departments as well as over 80 community organisations, delivering nearly 400 projects.