07-12Jul13 - SCHWEIBENALP SWITZERLAND - Euro Ecovilage Conference
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Sun Jan 13 22:39:20 GMT 2013
Watch out though - deadline to apply for a grant to go is 16th January!
Global Ecovillage Network Conference - 07. Jul
2013 - 12. Jul 2013 at Schweibenalp (Switzerland)
7. Jul 2013 - 12. Jul 2013 at Schweibenalp (Switzerland)
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Connecting Communities for a Sustainable World
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 ecovillage
of Schweibenalp will serve as a living example
and field of practice for the themes of this years conference.
The mornings offer lectures and after a break a
more interactive part that focuses on one of the
four dimensions of sustainability (culture,
ecology, economy, social). In the afternoon,
there will be several parallel workshops by
experienced teachers. These are followed by
homegroups, where participants meet in groups of
10-15. The homegroups aim at giving people the
opportunity to exchange and establish deeper
connections in a smaller group, meeting the same
people every day. The program finishes with
presentations of ecovillage projects in the evenings.
The participants are welcome to share their
skills and knowledge during an open space session on the last day.
Our hosting partner community
Center of Unity Schweibenalp
We are a community of about 20 people.
Creativity, compassion, open communication,
sincere encounters and zest for life are
important to us. What connects us all is our
vision, living and working together.
The Business on Schweibenalp is affiliated to the
Association Center of Unity as a seminar
business and employs members of the community and
external staff. We see ourselves as a model
business that links the events and workshops held
here, with the community and the Alpine
Permaculture project as well as being a pioneer in holistic management.
Our charming and renovated Guest House with its
100 beds was built in the early years of the
Swiss mountain tourism and is surrounded by an area of about twenty hectares.
Reduced 350 ( for students, unemployed, people on low income)
Never let the fees put you off - we want
everybody that wants to come to be able to - 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 150-300 Euro. We can also
help you get any funding you need. The bursaries
are given away on a first-come-first-served
basis. Please write to Ulrike to apply.
Food and Accommodation Regular Price Reduced Price
Single Room 690 -
Double Room 630 -
Sharded Room 510 -
Dormitory and own tent 180 150
The reduced prices are for students, unemployed and people on low income.
Prices include accommodation during the
conference (starting July 07 in the evening,
departure July 13) and three organic, vegetarian
meals a day. A free internet connection and
computers are available in the guest houses. The
prices do not include the conference fee.
Registrations will start February 01, 2013.
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,
Turkey, Norway, Iceland, Croatia 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
THE DEADLINE FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY
16, 2013 in some countries, in others there are
later deadlines and grants are given on a
fist-come-fist-served basis. We strongly
recommend you apply as soon as possible, because
last year in some countries the money was
finished after just a few weeks. Click here to
see a table of deadlines in all participating countries.
How to apply for a Grundtvig grant
Fill in the online pre-registration form. Within
a few days you will receive a confirmation of
pre-registration from us that you will need for the application.
Download the application form: Go to
and find the site of your national agency. Search
for Grundtvig. There are several Grundtvig
actions. The one you are looking for is about
individual mobility. In English, it is called
Visits and Exchanges. Make sure you find the
form for 2013. If you have any difficulty with
this, phone or email your National Agency. Some
countries have an online application tool that you need to fill in online.
Fill in the application form. It must be filled
in electronically, no handwriting! Read all the
information included in the form carefully, it
explains where you find most of the information
you need. Use the Application Form Support file
for help. This will be sent to you with the pre-registration.
Sign the form yourself and get it signed by your
organization (if applicable) and send it to your
National Agency together with the pre-registration.
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