Global Ecovillage Conference Europe 2018 in Lilleorou
From 11th to 14th of July 500 people involved, related to or interested in intentional communities met in Lilleorou, Estonia for this years GEN Europe conference. We learned, discussed, sang, danced, interacted on many levels, had deep conversations as well as fun, we celebrated and had wonderful meals together. For me reunion with old friends and making new friends was the most wonderful thing happening.
The events in the big blue tent were opened and closed in a wonderful moving and touching way by three American Indian elders and Ina Meyer-Stoll and Daniel Greenberg were presiding the conference and led through the general meetings in an easy going, humorous way.
We had many speakers with interesting topics, great workshops, traditionell singers invited us to sing along with them tunes of old Estonian music, there was spontaneous dancing on the lawn and relaxed lounge feeling outside in the sunshine.
MEETING THE ECOVILLAGES
Like last year we had a “Meeting the Ecovillages”- event, were all projects could present themselves and meet interested people.
Our hosts, the Community in Lilleoru – a Kriya Yoga practicing group with the teacher Ingvar Villido (The Art of Conscious Change) – planted a tree in the end in remembrance of the event ( as they always do with important incidents)
WORKSHOPS and PRESENTATIONS
INITIATORY PROCESSES FOR CONSCIOUS COMMUNITIES: Clinton Callahan and Anne-Chloe Destremau
AFTER NEOLIBERALISM? A NEW STORY?: Ross Jackson
UBUNTU-North South Healing with Nonty Charity Sedibe-Sabic
AWAKENING THE DREAMER – introduction to GEN: Daniel Greenberg
DAMANHUR in Transformation: Macaco Tamerice
…..and many many more. See: http://gen2018.ee/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/GEN-2018-Program-schedule.pdf
Next year the conference will be around the same time (mid-July) in Italy at Comune di Bagnaia in Tuscany – if you could not participate this year, make a note in your calender and check the date in time! (https://gen-europe.org/)