About the Gathering
AN ESSENTIAL FESTIVAL FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN COMMUNITY LIVING AND REGENERATIVE LIFESTYLES.
Co-organised in 2023 by GEN Europe, GEN Germany and Nature Community, the Gathering is the annual ‘homecoming’ of the European ecovillage movement and a celebration and exploration of the rich variety of ecovillages and the possibilities they hold for the wider world.
together in a changing world
This year, drawing on experiences from within the ecovillage movement and wider social and political realities, our thematic focus is how we can live well together in a changing world. We will showcase the social and conflict resolution tools and community cohesion methods developed over decades in ecovillages; explore connections with global peace movements; and dive deep into the question of how we can truly live well together in our homes, our communities, and on our shared home – our planet.
not sure if it's for you?
The Gathering is for everyone, and we aspire to create an event that has a truly welcoming, community feel. Families, farmers, artists, activists, politicians, scientists, experienced ecovillagers and novices alike all have their place in this gathering that combines workshops, talks, music, movement, arts and plenty of time for sharing and connection in the beautiful surroundings of Nature Community