Save the date: 7th to 11th September 2016
EUROPEAN CONVERGENCE EUPC 2016
Location: Bolsena (VT, Italy), Bolsena lake.
Organiser: Accademia italiana di permacultura organizes and designs all this.
Side events: Probably we consider the possibility to do also a PDC course before the EUPC and in parallel or just after a TEACHERS Training Course.
The topic of EUPC 2016 is “Permaculture: A Living Community”.
The key words of the event are going to be:
· Ethical principles
· Existing Community
· Devising the Present
Many speakers are going to be invited to the Event and they are going to share their expertise about Permaculture with a large audience. These panelists are going to talk about the essential topics of Permaculture, how human interventions impact natural habitats, the “Holy Economics” and the tradition of giving presents, the character of “community builder”, the lifestyle of Italian experts of Permaculture – being either scholars or simply dedicated to Permaculture but not owning a specific education on that.
Moreover, several activities allowing the “creation of community” are going to be organised (i.e. lab sessions, archaeological labs, Restoration labs, lake fishing, folk music and dances, circuses for kids etc.).
The organisation of an event has its roots in the previous EUPC editions: the 2016 edition has indeed its roots in the International Permaculture Convergence taking place in London in September 2015
The European Permaculture Convergence (abrv. EuPC) is a bi-annual gathering of Permaculture practitioners, teachers and enthusiasts representing the all countries and bioregions of the European continent and beyond. The decision to host the EuPC 2014 in Bulgaria was made following a meeting of the European Permaculture Teacher’s Partnership (EPT) in Vale de Llama, Portugal. The Partnership was a EU-funded initiative that brought together educators within this emerging field to set standards for the implementation of Permaculture education throughout the continent. It included representatives from more than a dozen countries. The first meeting of the EPT was held immediately after the EuPC 2012, which took place in Escherode, Germany. Since the project was part of a two-year funding cycle, it only made sense that that the final meeting should be held right before the EuPC 2014. Leading up to the decision, both the EPT and the Permaculture Council of Europe realized that the event had never been held in an Eastern European country, so the decision for it to take place in Bulgaria was rather obvious. Continue reading
By Ryan Sandford-Blackburn, Strategic Communications Coordinator, Permaculture Association Britain
So far we have 82 people coming from across Europe (Germany, Sweden, Slovenia, Ireland, France, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Hungary and Portugal)!
We have the Conference programme online and are really pleased and excited! www.ipcuk.events/conference/programme
There will be over 130 presenters from around the world, in 28 sessions; the session range is intended to bring out the full range of permaculture applications. Continue reading
The proposed Principles and Structures of the EuPN contain details of the following aspects:
- Self-government / sovereignty
- Free agreements
Structure, Governance and Decision-making
- Purpose, Organisational design principle and Structure (Working groups, Country representatives)
- Decision-making (within working groups, at the European Permaculture Convergence)
We invite you to the European Permaculture Convergence 2014 in Bulgaria this summer! — an event designed for the cross-pollination of transition networks throughout our diverse and abundant continent.
5 fun-filled days of learning, laughing and laying in the sun — enjoying the fruits of our labor to date and discussing the future of permaculture in Europe. This convergence immediately follows the final meeting of the European Permaculture Teacher’s Partnership, an initiative to better spread permaculture education throughout Europe. Continue reading
Sponsorships needed for International Delegates for International Permaculture Congress (IPC)
11 November to 6 December 2013 To be held in Cuba – www.ipc11cuba.com
Dear friends of permaculture and sustainable living, We need your help in raising funds to assist people in low income countries in learning what Cuba has achieved.
Have you heard about Cuba and what happened there in the late 20th century? If you don’t remember, check out this video: “The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” Continue reading
The 11th International Permaculture Conference & Convergence (IPC11), Cuba (Nov/Dec 2013)
Community Projects, Conferences, Courses/Workshops, Presentations/Demonstrations, Social Gatherings
Cuba, that started using Permaculture in 1993, brought in solidarity by Australian activists, has been accumulating experience and our Permaculture movement has integrated efforts with other important groups in the country, like Agroecology, urban agriculture, traditional knowledge rescue and others. This is also all within the framework of an environmental policy that puts priority on conservation and reforestation, promoting development with low energy use and low greenhouse gas emissions, and a dignified form of life for Cubans based on universal access to basic services like health, sports, culture, education and healthy food. Continue reading
EUPC is a 5-day gathering of permaculturists. The program is made by the participants offering a wide range workshops, lectures, action, presentations, and dialogues.
This creates a diversified landscape of permaculture in Europe and to network and exchange ideas.
We will be pleased to welcome you in 2014.
As soon as the exact venue and date is decided, you will find more information here.
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