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 meeting, annual national festival), exchange, visits, lobbying for ecovillagelaws and funding. In Netherlands we have about 40 initiatives, of which ca 12 are member of GEN-NL. Website: www.ecodorpennetwerk.nl, https://www.facebook.com/EcodorpenFestival.