What is an ecovillage network?
An ecovillage network is an organization that groups and supports ecovillages and sustainable communities located within a country or region.
Networks normally start informally as webs of interpersonal connections, and later develop into more formalized organisations. This allows the engaged people to connect, apply for grants, run projects and have a secretary with staff – a team that can work together for the cause of bringing ecovillagers and ecovillage enthousiasts together.
The networks are developed to promote and support the development of sustainable living practices and to foster a sense of community among those committed to living in an regenerative and collaborative way. They are the platform for events such as national gatherings, exchange of wisdom and support, promotion of the ecovillage concept as a holistic and sustainable lifestyle.
What can you find here?
- the network map with information about regional and national GEN networks within Europe.
- inspiring videos about some of our member networks
- a Manual and a Learning platform to help you launch a network in your region and boost it when it is struggling
- the IT toolbox to be in touch with your network across physical distance, and do much more
All the content of this section was created through the Erasmus+ project “Launch and Thrive”. More about the project here.