10-13Jul2012 HUNGARY GEN Europe gathering
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Fri Jun 29 11:12:32 BST 2012
Costs a bit - but cheap tickets available
Great networking event - T
Global Ecovillage Network Conference 2012 10. Jul
2012 - 13. Jul 2012 at Eco-Valley Foundation (Hungary)
Grundtvig grants for adult education staff
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Find your lift or passenger
Offer a lift or announce your search for one
Ecovillages act as research and training centres
for sustainable development within wider society.
Alongside the abundance of networking
opportunities and the flow of inspiration within
and between participants, the hosting Eco-Valley
Foundation will serve as a living example and
field of practice for the themes of this years conference:
Global Scope of GEN meeting engaged
GEN-networkers and learning from best practice
examples from all over the planet, including
GEN-Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Developments in GEN an interactive map of
sustainability projects for the world; the first
Ecovillage Design Education courses in Senegal, Congo and South Africa
Villages in Transition to Resilience how
traditional village networks can use
participatory design processes for the journey
towards a sustainable society; and ways of
reversing the trend towards urbanization.
Gaming - how to express our dedication to, and
love for, the world in quests, adventures and
shared journeys that are fun instead of hard work!!
Sustainable Economy - alternatives to the
prevalent growth model for creating resilient
local economies e.g. a community-wide currency,
developing fair trade relationships and more
Alternative Technology - hands-on experience and
the theoretical background to innovative
technologies that make a real difference
NextGEN - The next generation in the Global
Ecovillage Network: involving youth and young adults in sustainable projects
Beyond Consensus Exploring Sociocracy and Holacracy
The Art of Recycling Creating Beauty from Waste
(click here for a list of material to bring!)
Empowered Fundraising Allowing funds to flow into Sustainability
Open Space: Opportunities to share as interest arises
Each day of the conference will start with talks
and project presentations, move into smaller
group conversations and then be followed by
Workshops and Open Space in small groups in the afternoon.
The conference will provide a multitude of
opportunities to get to know the other
participants and for informal exchange. Each
participant will also be a member of a Home Group
where they can touch base and deepen their experience each day.
The conference will be facilitated by Capra
Carruba, Robin Alfred and Kosha Joubert.
Our hosting partner community
Eco-Valley Foundation is based at the intentional
community of Krishna Valley in southwest Hungary.
The main purpose of the Eco-Valley Foundation is
to facilitate the sharing of practical
experience, education and collaboration with
academic research institutes regarding sustainability.
Krishna Valley with it's 140 inhabitants is
Hungarys largest and most organized ecovillage
community. The 266 hectares of the Valley
situated 180 km southwest from the capital, have
been developed in ecologically sound ways since
1993. Right from the beginning the main principle
behind the development was self-sufficiency with
the help of common work, social development and traditional technologies.
Krishna Valley is self-sufficient in vegetables,
fruit, grains and honey. Other features are
renewable energy production (solar panels,
windmills), a reed bed water purification system,
a school and a Botanical Garden counting 950
species of trees and bushes. Based on the
religious background of the community, the
inhabitants dedicate their lives to develop a more sustainable future.
25-30.000 tourists visit the Valley annually.
You can see a short movie about Krishna Valley: here.
Regular 400 Euro
Reduced 250 Euro (for students, unemployed, people on low income)
We have a bursary fund for those who could
otherwise not afford to attend, especially those
from Eastern Europe. With a bursary, we can
reduce your conference fee to 100-200 Euro. The
bursaries are given away on a
first-come-first-served basis. Please write to Ulrike to apply.
Food and Accommodation
A range of different accommodation options is
available both at Krishna Valley and at the
nearby village of Somogyvámos. Meals are organic
and vegetarian, most of the ingredients stem from the Krishna Valley Farm.
We offer accommodation options with a wide range
in standards and prices, from 124 Euro 476 Euro
for bookings after May 31 June 30.
Make use of our early bookings reduction and book for the following prices!
Regular Price Reduced Price
Single Room Deluxe 396 Euro 284 Euro
Double Room, Own Bathroom 200 Euro 144 Euro
Shared Room, Communal Bathrooms 184 Euro 132 Euro
Dormitory or Own Tent 144 Euro 104 Euro
for bookings made until May 31 June 30
Food and accommodation prices for Children:< 4
years free (if they don't occupy a regular sleeping place)
4-14 years 75% discount
> 15 years full price
For more accommodation options, a detailed
description and pictures, go to our bookings website.
Prices include accommodation during the
conference (July 10-13), three organic vegetarian
meals a day, a WIFI point and computer and mobile
charger point. The prices do not include the conference fee.
All accommodation is within walking distance of the conference venue.
The reduced prices are for students, unemployed
and people on low income. GEN members get a
reduction of 5 Euro per night per person.
Please note that Krishna Valley has a no smoking
and no alcohol policy on their premises.
Traditional Hungarian pubs are at walking distance in the village Somogyvámos.
Please go to our registrations website, get a
username and use the online registration form provided there.
Download the PDF-Flyer to spread in your networks here
Those working in the field of adult education can
apply for a Grundtvig Visits and Exchanges
grant. For this, you need to be a teacher or
teacher trainer in the field of adult education.
This possibility is open to employees, freelancers and volunteers alike.
To be eligible for the grants you need to be a
National or Resident of a EU member state (except
Hungary), Turkey, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland,
Croatia, Macedonia or Liechtenstein.
These grants cover travel and visa costs, food
and accommodation as well as the conference fee.
Applications are to be written to the National
Agency of your country of residence.
To pre-register, click here
At 15:43 26/06/2012, frank gundry-white wrote:
>CALL FOR A EUROPEAN MEETING on COMMUNITY
>SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA) and other distribution systems for Food Sovereignty
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