Join a GEN-Europe Working Group

If you are seeking to deepen your commitment to the European ecovillage movement, and would like the chance to become involved in shaping its future, why not consider joining a GEN-Europe working group?

We want to help unlock the gifts of our members in service to our shared vision of a widespread and vibrant network of urban and rural communities & ecovillages all across Europe. 

We invite members to join working groups to forge deeper connections with the network and collaborate on exciting projects to help our movement grow. There are working groups growing across all aspects of the organisation, so there are many chances to share your skills.

Membership of the groups is on a voluntary basis and offers the chance to deepen your involvement in GEN-Europe and be part of shaping and delivering our strategy. 

Find out here about aims and objectives of the different groups, and how you can participate.

Working Groups

Governance

This mandate for the GEN-Europe Governance Working group is to come up with different strategies and proposals on how to implement and practice sociocracy in GEN Europe. If you have practical experience with sociocracy, join the Governance group to help us shape a truly collaborative, effective organisation. Read more...

Policy and Advocacy

Do you want to be on a team that is working for greater impact of ecovillages on European society? Do you see a unique role of GEN Europe in the global ecovillage movement? Do you have contacts, experience and/or energy for working with and influencing governments, politicians, the UN and EU structures? If so, this is your chance to connect with like-minded ecovillagers from around Europe, and use your skills to help influence power structures with GEN’s message on the wider world. Read more...

Communications

Are you passionate about spreading the word about ecovillages in Europe? Do you have ideas about how we can better connect our members? Are you the one who’s always taking photos at every community event, or bubbling with ideas to write an article afterwards? If so, this is your chance to connect with like-minded ecovillagers from around Europe, and use your skills to help spread GEN’s message and improve how we connect with our members and the wider world. Join the Communications working group, and help GEN's story soar. Read more...

Projects

We at the Projects Working Group would like to think differently about the projects we do, how we do them and how we activate their potential to transform the people who work on them as well as the organisations and movements they are for. In some ways, we would like to re-imagine projects as the uplifting, and empowering pow-wow’s that they ought to be. Read more...

Youth

NextGEN Europe is a youth centred platform - the coming together of the younger generations of the ecovillage movement in Europe. It is not only for young people, but for anyone who wishes to work with the next generation, also by connecting to the other NextGEN initiatives in all the other GEN Regions. Read more...

National Networks

Get involved in a platform for supporting GEN Europe's national networks and promoting collaboration. Read more...

Fundraising

The Fundraising group has the exciting task of creating a strategy to enhance GEN Europe's financial sustainability and ensure participation of the widest possible range of people in GEN Europe activities. Are you up for the challenge? Read more...

Events

Would you like to help GEN Europe members organise GEN Europe Events? Do you like helping to plan and promote events or providing support to others who work in the organisation of local events? We are a team who supports GEN members by giving consultancy, advice and ideas to help create new events or align already existing GEN Europe Events within a common framework, according to GEN values. Read more...