What: Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Conference
Where: Schweibenalp, Switzerland
When: July 7 – 12, 2013
More Details here: http://gen-europe.org/activities/gen-conference/index.htm
Celebrating Community – Lessons from our living history:
Hearing from founders and elders of our movement about successes, lessons learned and growing edges relating to GEN.
NextGEN – International perspectives from the next generation:
Allowing ourselves to be inspired by the enthusiasm and intelligence of youth and young adults that are building pathways to our future.
Political Influencing – Policies for civil society engagement:
Learning how top-down and bottom-up approaches can combine to support and implement ecovillage strategies for the transition of our societies to a more sustainable way of living.
Villages in Transition to Resilience:
How traditional and indigenous village networks can use the ecovillage approach to become strong vehicles for the regeneration of social and natural environment.
Hands-on experience and the theoretical background to innovative technologies that make a real difference.
- Beyond Consensus – Exploring Sociocracy and Holacracy
- The Art of Recycling – Creating Beauty from Waste
- Empowered Fundraising – Allowing funds to flow into Sustainability
- Sustainable Economies – alternatives to the prevalent growth model
The conference will provide a multitude of opportunities to get to know the other participants and for informal exchange. Each participant will also be a member of a Home Group where they can touch base and deepen their experience each day.
The conference will be facilitated by Macaco Tamerice, Zoltan Hosszu, Robin Alfred and Kosha Joubert. Interesting speakers will present their work and projects.
Parallel to annual GEN Conference meeting of young people involved in NextGEN will take place in Schweibenalp. The aim of the meeting is to enable young people to come together and create heart-to-heart connections which will improve cooperation in the future projects. NextGEN meeting will be longer as GEN Conference itself and will start already on Saturday the 6th of July in the evening. It will last until Sunday 14th of July. Read more here. If you are interested in the youth meeting please contact lara(at)gen-europe.org for further information.
Please find the conference schedule here.
Our hosting partner community
Center of Unity Schweibenalp
We are a community of about 20 people. Creativity, compassion, open communication, sincere encounters and zest for life are important to us. What connects us all is our vision, living and working together.
The Business on Schweibenalp is affiliated to the “Association Center of Unity” as a seminar business and employs members of the community and external staff. We see ourselves as a model business that links the events and workshops held here, with the community and the Alpine Permaculture project as well as being a pioneer in holistic management.
Our charming and renovated Guest House with its 100 beds was built in the early years of the Swiss mountain tourism and is surrounded by an area of about twenty hectares.
||350 € ( for students, unemployed, people on low income )