A programme to inspire, give hope, and re-energise
for people of all ages and from all walks of life
About the Programme
The Gathering will be filled with inspiring, touching and brave speakers; hands-on workshops, and immersive experiences from all areas of the regenerative movement and the heart of ecovillages. You are guaranteed to be inspired for your own practice and for our greater transition.
The theme of this long awaited Gathering is A Regenerative Path. What does a regenerative path look like for you? We are embracing the many different ways of living sustainably, regeneratively and in a more caring way on this planet. Ecovillages will be our laboratories and we will find inspiration in the diversity of the regenerative movement: social justice, permaculture, natural building, Fibresheds and much more. See the programme streams, workshop holders and speakers that you can experience at the Gathering below.
Bob de Wit
Every morning you will be inspired by one or more of our keynote speakers and facilitators. The plenaries will guide you through a Quest, each day a new step of the journey.
The heart of ecovillages
Discover how ecovillages work, and get inspiration for your own project, in the Heart of Ecovillages programme. Ecovillagers will share tools, games, activities and practices from their communities: from facilitation tools and social processes, to economic innovations and incorporating art into community life.
The Land Programme
Get your hands in the soil with the Land Programme, exploring permaculture and food growing, ecosystem restoration, biodiversity and more.
Ecovillage Tech Expo
Learn crafting skills and explore alternative technologies in our Ecovillage Technology Expo. From renewable energies and natural building, to natural birth control and mushroom growing.
The Healing Programme
Regeneration starts with healing what has been damaged – whether in ourselves or in the world around us. Continue or start your healing journey with shadow work, tea ceremonies and guided meditations.
Crafts is a path to self-sufficiency, to joy and creative expression and a beloved shared community activity. This programme will introduce you to local fibre and textile productions, herbalism, natural dyes, woodcraft and more.
The Conscious Sexuality Programme
Some of our ecovillages are well-known for their impressive work with conscious sexuality, whether for personal development, community cohesion or world peace. Get a taste of their work in this programme.
The Social Justice Programme
Climate Justice is Social Justice. This programme will assist us in the climate movement to better understand social justice issues and how they are deeply interconnected with, and part of, our work.
The Abundant Economics Programme
How can our livelihoods and economic systems be centred around care and community? This programme will introduce you to the solidarity economy, Community Supported Businesses and alternative economic models for ecovillages, communes and co-housings.
The Governance Programme
Sociocracy, holacracy, children’s democracy – how do we structure ourselves in communities, whether ecovillages, co-housings or communes? Ecovillages have specialised in making decisions together and you can get a feel of their solutions in this programme.
And much more...
Open Space: We all hold wisdom and experiences that are important to our common transition. With the Open spaces programme we invite you to co-create the programme by offering your own workshops and tap into our collective wisdom.
Children’s Programme: A space for our children, and the child in us all to reconnect to the earth and each other through conscious play, nature crafts, theatre, and movement.
Youth: Led by NEXTGEN, the Youth Programme creates a space for connection and co-creation for the youth of GEN Europe. Join us in a series of collaborative workshops designed to strengthen our actions in our communities, ecovillages, and the world.
Global Impact : Led by GEN International, the Global Impact Programme will explore local actions for global solutions. Through a series of workshops, we will realize together the potential impact of the ecovillage movement.
How can we create successful economic models centred in trust, cooperation, ethical practice and wellbeing, whilst simultaneously providing financial sustenance to support ourselves, our communities and wider society? How can we design and integrate regenerative businesses that support the health of both people and the planet? How can we recognise the emerging field of ‘community economics’ and how are ecovillages defining this model?