The European Ecovillage Conference 2017

Conscious Happiness: Living the future today.
Solidarity. Resilience. Hope.

We invite you to celebrate possibilities, solutions and connections at the 2017 GEN-European Conference at Ängsbacka!

Brace yourselves for the 21st edition of GEN Europe’s summer conference, the yearly gathering where the inspired and the inspiring come together. From July 16th - 20th, come surf the good vibes, bask in the long summer light and soak up the magic of Ängsbacka, a renown festival venue and Ecovillage in Western Sweden. This year’s theme ‘Conscious Happiness: Living the Future Today’ promises a rich programme relevant to these interesting times. In an era of uncertain ecological and political futures, Robert Hall, GEN Europe’s Council President, invites participants to “come and network with Europe’s grassroots change-makers. Join us to learn ways of increasing happiness while being of greater service to humanity and the planet.” We will explore the themes of “Solidarity, Resilience and Hope” in workshops, demonstrations, and with invited guests, including keynote speakers Charles Eisenstein and Helena Norbert-Hodge. We are also excited to feature the second edition of the Ecovillage Sustainable Technologies Expo, a demonstration lab for sustainable innovations developed in ecovillages around Europe.

To read more about the E.S.T.Expo 2017, click here

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12 July: Arrival of GEN-Europe members participating in General Assembly

13-14 July: General Assembly GEN-Europe 

15 July: Arrival and check-in for conference participants 

16 – 20 July: GEN-Europe conference 2017

  • 16 July Opening ceremony at 9am
  • 20 July Closing ceremony & celebration in the evening

21 July: Departure of conference participants in the morning 


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Festival registration, transportation and volunteering information is available on Ängsbacka’s GEN conference site.

For general enquiries please contact: conference(at) and

for press contact for interviews: Evan Welkin, pr(at)

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Extended possibilities

Conference Volunteers

You are welcome to join the GEN volunteer camp from July 11 – 21 and help out doing service during the conference. You work five hours a day and get a reduced price for the event. Please note that we have a limited number of spots for volunteering so please apply early.

There is also the possibility to volunteer at GEN plus one or more of our other festivals. The No Mind  Camp starts 27 June, and Yoga Camp ends 30 July.

Combo discount for Ängsbacka’s other festivals

If you also join another of Ängsbacka’s summer festivals (No Mind, Yoga or Tantra) you get the Early Bird price (up to 1000 SEK discount) on them even if you book late.


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