GEN Europe promotes the vision of a more just, sustainable and equitable society through the promotion of models for sustainable community development. GEN-Europe is a network of grassroots initiatives. Our ecovillage members are research, demonstration and training centres for the wider sustainability movement. Within GEN, equal weight is given to four core dimensions of sustainability: the economic, the ecological, the social and culture. All […]
GEN International serves as an umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide, providing information, tools, examples and global representation to the expanding network of those dedicated to developing and demonstrating sustainability principles and practices in their lifestyles and communities around the world. The organisation’s goals of empowering and connecting local communities, providing education, advancing active citizenship and community […]
MiMundo was established in 2012 as a response to the need for further educational opportunities in the ecovillage settings in Denmark, creating a platform for learning about sustainability, as part of a growing learning center in the ecovillage Hallingelille, where it is based.
The NGO is supporting the cultural activities and social work of a rural intentional community. At the moment the community have 17 adult members 5 supportive members and 8 children.Their plan and course of action is to support the emergence of a mindset of environmental care, spread the idea self sustainable living spaces, and sustainable enterprises in the community and in the locality. […]
Asociatia România în Tranzitie ( ART) is a NGO established in 2009, within the Transition Town Movement with a clear objective to serve as an instrument to the romanian grass-root emergent movement and to promote community oriented projects focused on the sustainable development.
Property and Legal Organisation The question of who owns the buildings used by the project is an extremely important one. One of the worst mistakes that groups can make is that one individual buys the property and then assumes that a fully-fledged, long-lasting community of equal members can emerge on that property. There can be a fine community-feeling for years, but eventually the fact […]
Fundacja “Ogrody Permakultury” is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 to propagate permaculture, biodiversity, best models for sustainable solutions, balanced economic and social development. The main goal is to make people aware of their own influence on the local environment, leading to a more reasonable, balanced and healthy life. Foundation cooperates with ecologically-minded peoples and organizations in Poland to support new ecological groups, initiatives and […]
The Network of Estonian Eco-Communities (EÖÜ/NEEC) is an Estonian non-governmental organisation founded in 2008 by people engaged in adult education and interested in sustainable lifestyles. The organisation has currently ca 70 members (individuals and organisations) and acts as an umbrella organisation for new and existing eco-communities. It offers regularly relevant trainings on all aspects of sustainability both for adults and for youth and children. […]
The Dutch Ecovillage Netwerk (EcodorpenNetwerk or GEN-NL) is founded in 2015. Its goal is to bring together community initatives in the Netherlands, to share knowledge and experiences and work together on common fields. This includes research, lobbying, education (organising the Dutch EDE and other community development tools for different targetgroups, including schools); PR (newsletter, magazine, social media); helpfunction, coaching and mediation; networkmeetings (bi-annual ecovillage […]
Sunny Hill acts as a networking organisation for community oriented initiatives and projects in Slovenia. Our aim is to spread good practices and functional solutions in Slovenian environment as an answer to the challenges of contemporary society. To this end Sustainability Park Istra organises courses and education programs on different topics: environmental awareness, green economy, group processes and personal development. Its focus is on […]
LOES is the umbrella organisation for around 40 eco-communities and likeminded projects in Denmark. The association was established in 1993 and aims to promote a way of life that cares for and respect all living beings and natural resources, through the establishment of eco-communities. The working methods of LOES are composed of networking meetings, courses, publications etc. Increasingly, LOES focuses on more external activities […]
The Italian Ecovillage Network (RIVE), founded in December 1996, links many heterogeneous communities and eco-villages in Italy and actively supports the emergence of new communal projects. Each RIVE member has a specific philosophy, lifestyle and organization, but all are inspired by sustainable living on all levels (ecological, spiritual, socio-cultural and economic). Hence, RIVE fosters and supports the ability of human groups to meet their […]
The Iberian Ecovillage Network has almost 20 years; it is on among the oldest in Europe to promote a sustainable lifestyle model and has developed many events and workshop, publications, etc… We launched the Ecovillages and communities Incubator Program 5 years ago, even if the initiative was held during many years by people from Lakabe mainly, a 35 years old community with a lot […]