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Ecovillages: Escapist, Idealist, Utopian…Or Are They?

Ecovillages are often perceived as some sort of escapist communities on the fringes of society. Some, however, appear to be quite successful in...

Brave People Under the Sun

High up in the Aragonese Pyrenees, at the border between France and Spain, the possibilities and probabilities of building a beautiful and different...

Alfonso Flaquer on GEN Europe's Council: The Challenges That Lie Ahead

Now that the new GEN Europe Council will soon be chosen, I think it is convenient to share some of the thoughts that haunt me as a counselor so the...

COP-21: It’s High Time to Demand Real Progress

As December's world climate conference in Paris is fast approaching, is it not high time that we considered pushing more explicitly for system...

First Open Forum in GEN Europe – Inspiration for Transparency and Active Engagement

The first Open Forum has been successfully tested as a communication tool for more transparency in GEN Europe. The Open Forum is a dynamic initiative...

TRANSIT project studies GEN as an example of transformative social innovation

The TRANSIT research project (Transformative Social Innovation Theory) is developing a theory on transformative social innovation which is about...

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13.03.2015 Greening Schools in Zambia Feasibility Study Funded by the Scottish Government

The Rescope Programme in Zambia and the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) International are excited to announce a grant of £10,000 from the Scottish...

18.02.2015 First-ever ECOLISE GA Reinforces Coalition

Freiburg University and eco-municipality network ICLEI hosted the first ECOLISE general assembly 6-8 February. This new European network of...

15.02.2015 Uplifting Belarusian Ecovillage Movement Gathers Hundreds

The 9th Open All-Belarusian Forum of Ecovillages and Family Estate Creators will be held in Minsk 28 February 2015.