From I to we
28 - 29 AUGUST 2021
Sow the seeds of seeds of community with us. We invite starting communities, established communities open to new members and individuals curious about living in communities and ecovillages to come together and immerse themselves in this co-creative event!
BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY, FIND YOUR PEOPLE
This event space will help you as a community to get guidance on your community-building process, ask your burning questions to people who have done it before, and to go into your processes with experienced facilitators from the heart of the ecovillage movement. It will help community seekers or those of you curious about ecovillages to see which communities in Europe are currently blooming and opening to new members – in your region or in your area of interest – to perhaps even find the perfect match or to at least hopefully be more clear on what you are (and are not) looking for.
Communities and seekers, we want to help you find each other. We will use a mix of highly participative practices, group work, workshops, facilitated spaces and consultation, drawing on decades of experiences from the lived experience of ecovillagers in the CLIPS trainer team and their methodologies, and more.
We invite both GEN Europe member communities and starting, aspiring communities alike to offer a taste of what it’s like to live in their community, their visions and current reality, and their dreams of obtaining new members. We invite seekers to explore existing communities, to meet and connect with other seekers, to ask essential questions, and feel the ‘click’ when the match is just right! This is a great opportunity to connect with ecovillages at all stages of formation, to present your own emerging projects, and for building connection with others on a similar path.
Using real-life examples from communities and projects attending the event, our CLIPS facilitators will expertly guide us through possible solutions and how some communities have overcome certain challenges – you will obtain both practical tools to address similar challenges that may emerge in your project, and support to overcome ongoing issues in your community or process.
TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Grounded in real-life experiences, we will offer a series of talks and workshops with the aim of supporting your projects through practical guidance and inspiration. Topics will allow us to acquire the frameworks to make us more confident community builders and visionaries. More details coming soon….
This is the space where you can get answers to all of your burning questions from people with years – or even a life-long – experience in community and ecovillage building! When you register for this event we will send you a link to a place where you can scribble out all your contemplations, hesitations, and questions. Your questions will be used anonymously to inform the panel, so no need to be shy.
CELEBRATION, CEREMONY & CARE
Woven together by deep and informed integration, these spaces will practice the 3 C’s of Celebration, Ceremony and Self- and Community-Care. Living in community requires an increased awareness of inner connection, inter-connections and connection to our environments: we are here to strengthen, deepen, and celebrate these together.
NETWORKING BEYOND A SINGLE WEEKEND
To connect seekers and communities past the span of the event, we will use the platform HYLO. The platform is designed for you to take part in both local and regional communities and projects, communities in the international and virtual space, and to share skills, visions, requests and offers. Once you register for the event, we ask you to sign up for HYLO to start networking with the participating communities and each other.
We want to make this event accessible to as many people as possible, which is why we offer sliding-scale pricings on the tickets based on income level.
You can register either as an individual, a forming community and similar projects, or as a GEN Europe member. You can see a description of each and the associated sliding scale tiers below.
Any person interested in community and project incubation. If you are multiple people, please consider multiple ‘Individual’ registrations
LOW INCOME: €30: Support GEN EU to create this event and similar events in the future
MEDIUM INCOME €50: Fund honoraries and support for speakers, artists and spaceholders within the event + support GEN EU to create this event
HIGH INCOME: €70: Contribute towards our solidarity fund to enable fellow community seekers lacking the financial means to also be able to attend.
FORMING COMMUNITIES OR NON-GEN EU COMMUNITIES
Groups of more than 3 persons and part of an intentional project at any stage of co-design.
Want to join this event for free? Register here to become a GEN Europe Aspiring Member and join for free.
If you do not want to become a member, you can register using the tiers below:
LOW INCOME COUNTRY: €75: Support GEN EU to create this event and similar events in the future
MEDIUM INCOME COUNTRY: €125: Fund honoraries and support for speakers, artists and spaceholders within the event + support GEN EU to create this event
HIGH INCOME COUNTRY €175: Contribute towards our solidarity fund to enable fellow community seekers lacking the financial means
GEN EUROPE MEMBERS
Full or aspiring GEN EU member communities as categorised by our member process.
Members can join for free, but are encouraged to donate (at the end of the form), so as to support low-income individuals and aspiring members to be able to attend. You can join for free by using the member coupon. If you are a member but have not received a coupon, please contact us here.