Camilla Nielsen-Englyst (Hallingelille Ecovillage, Denmark) has a strong passion for organisational work, believing in the strength of community, from the local to the global. Her educational background is within communication and learning/educational design, both with an international twist. Professionally, she has served different organisations as a consultant, trainer, fundraiser and international project coordinator. Currently she is holding an advisory position in the Danish Red Cross Youth and furthermore acts as the international project coordinator for the Danish Association of Ecovillages.
Camilla has an international spirit, spending a few years as a student politician on the European scene, having lived abroad in several countries and working within the NGO environment with development projects in a pace that everyone can follow. She has facilitated at three EDE’s and is an active part of several Erasmus+ funded projects across Europe. Ghana in Western Africa in particular has her interest, as she has lived and worked there for many years. In general, she has a critical mind and likes to ask many questions.
In Hallingelille she has been part from the beginning in 2005 and now, when all 23 houses are built, she is eager to explore what the big WE can now establish. Training activities and refugee projects are now typical in Hallingelille. In Denmark, with the largest number of ecovillages according to its population, networking between the ecovillages and other green organisations is key, to influence the mainstream. Camilla is involved in creating a huge sustainable settlement in Denmark which will show, that ecovillage life is not only for the few, but for the future. In GEN Europe Camilla contributes with her organisational and project specific expertise to strengthen the movement – National Networks being one of the means.