On Monday afternoon representatives from the various Ecovillages in Europe presented their projects in the open area next to the big tent. A colorful, inspiring and lively event with many interested visitors from outside. GEN Europe
… it pours. Sunday 16th, the first real Conference day, and it was pouring from the skies like in monsoon in India (but colder than there). I had the feeling that I will never get dry again. People in tents got soaked and had to flee into the buildings, were they spend the night in dormitories.
Ängsbacka is a beautiful peaceful place.( http://en.angsbacka.se/) They have held conferences, festivals and others events for 21 years, and Global Ecovillage Network has its 21st anniversary of their European annual conference — what a nice synchronicity! Upon arriving at first I felt a bit shy with all the new faces, but after some friendly conversations I quickly started to