Welcome to GEN Europe.

We are the European ecovillage network. We empower, connect and inspire communities and individuals to live well together within planetary boundaries.

What is an ecovillage?

Ecovillages come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional villages using age-old techniques, to modern settlements built with the latest in ecological innovations.

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Living a meaningful life while caring for the world around us can feel overwhelming. But did you know that all over the world, ecovillages are implementing practical local solutions to global problems?GEN Europe is the European ecovillage ne...

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Bridgedale course: Ecovillages response to the troubled world

Bridgedale course: Ecovillages response to the troubled world

What can ecovillages offer to support youth in navigating through the global crisis?

This training invites recognition of the predicament we are facing as humanity, and helps to envision alternatives to the current socio-economic system through games, exercises, and stories. The training is aimed for youth-workers – people already working with other youth, or willing to start such work.

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