Between 17th and 20th of January over 40 representatives of Global Ecovillage Network gathered at Sunny Hill to discuss the role of ecovillages in changing world and create new common projects in the area of youth, revitalisation of rural areas and climate action.
Young representatives called Next GEN have joined the meeting for the first time. Connection between younger and older generations, inclusion of youth in the GEN Europe structure and transmission of experience between age groups was discussed.
Besides serious work there was enough opportunities for fun and casual conversations, that have helped to build new connections and strengthen ties between ecovillagers from South and North, East and West.
Participating countries: Finland, Sweden, Ukraine, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Scottland, Croatia, Slovenia.