Beyond climate crisis: transforming ourselves, transforming the system
The European Ecovillage Gathering - the world's biggest event on community and resilient lifestyles
The European Ecovillage Gathering is the annual convergence of the European Ecovillage Network (GEN Europe) and the dynamic expression of a movement: of the thousands of people across Europe and the globe engaging in local, community-led solutions to our greatest challenges. Every year, we meet in one of Europe’s ecovillages, and this year we’re hosted by Nature Community, Germany.
You will debate with inspiring speakers about the urgent questions of our time; meet ecovillagers and discover their communities; learn tools for deep inner transformation; scheme and strategise for climate action; make new friends over a delicious vegan dinner at sunset; and dance until late into the night.
The European Ecovillage Gathering is an event that awakens and inspires hundreds of people every year to the power of community. Whether you’re a lifelong ecovillager, or just discovering ecovillages for the first time, you are warmly invited to join us.
This year we gather under the theme of Beyond Climate Crisis: Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the System. We recognise the conjoined crises of climate and consciousness, we offer the tools refined by ecovillages over decades, and we seek to create alliances with sister movements. Together we will develop personal, communal and political solutions for a future worth living, through embracing cooperation and our collective power.
25 Years of GEN
This year we celebrate 25 years of the Global Ecovillage Network: 25 years of connecting communities and inspiring thousands of people across the globe to create regenerative communities and lifestyles. We’ll reflect on what we’ve learned, celebrate our achievements, look to the wisdom of our elders, weave it with the energy and commitment of our youth, and look forward to how we can serve nature, and one another, to transcend the climate crisis.
In times of crisis, we are called to resilience. The European Ecovillage Network, GEN Europe, invites you to a series of free webinars exploring the world of ecovillages and how they are responding to crisis through a series of tools and techniques for creating sustainable communities. The first in the series, on March 31st at 17:00 CET, will introduce the world of ecovillages, and specifically how ecovillages and ecovillagers are addressing the climate crisis from a personal and community perspective. A GEN Europe representative will frame the conversation, introducing the global network of regenerative communities and the dimensions of regeneration, while representatives from ecovillages will present how they are living this model. Both transformational inner work and practical external tools and practices will be showcased, and the nexus between personal transformation, community-building, practical tools and systemic change explored.
The webinar features speakers from some of Europe's largest and most well-known communities, including Tamera in Portugal - globally known for its pioneering work on water management as well as peacework and love relationships - and the Iberian Ecovillage Network.
Register for free at https://bit.ly/3aJDBQe