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.
For the Convergence there has been an astounding number of workshops offered (150+) with a wonderfully diverse range of subjects, representing people and projects from all over this beautiful planet. We are also designing in a number of workshop venues that will be running as ‘self managed’ workshop spaces throughout the event.
Could you share this latest update with your networks please?
An email to your mailing list, sharing with people in your area, posting in relevant groups on Facebook. It will all help to make this year’s IPC excellent. Getting a good number of people from across Europe to the IPC will help build momentum, develop our networks and grow permaculture across Europe.
dear all perma-permies,
7th to 11th september 2016 (dates to be confirmed!)
EUROPEAN CONVERGENCE EUPC 2016
Bolsena (VT, Italy), Bolsena lake.
Accademia italiana di permacultura organizes and designs all this.
Probably we consider the possibility to do also a PDC course before the EUPC and in parallel or just after a TEACHERS Training Course.
all the best annna and the italians
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)
During the EuPC12 in Bulgaria 2014, the following Vision and Mission have been phrased.
The aims have been developed during the last months, based on the outcomes of a series of workshops which have been held during the same EuPC.
The whole set has been consented upon by the vision-group of the council as “good enough for now and safe to try”.
We envision a diverse and vibrant Europe grounded in the ethics of permaculture.
We actively support the transition to an ethical and resilient Europe through nurturing an effective permaculture network with strong connections to the wider society and the world.
I. Networking & Capacity Building
EuPN reinforces and supports the establishment of, and collaboration between, European permaculture organisations and builds bridges with like-minded organisations and networks all across Europe and beyond.
II. Communication & Image
EuPN sets up structures and support both for internal and external communication. It develops, implements and promotes a communication and image strategy.
III. Linking Research & Practice
EuPN nurtures links between permaculture practitioners and researchers. It fosters research skills within the permaculture network and ensures that research findings strengthen permaculture education and practice and influence policy.
IV. Application & Outreach
EuPN empowers citizens to design sustainable lifestyles based on the permaculture ethics and principles as the basic foundation for peaceful and inclusive societies. For this, it promotes permaculture tools and solutions in order to tackle conflicts & natural / human-made disasters and to provide sustainable relief response and independence of “help”.
V. Connections to Policy levels
EuPN contributes its local, national and macro regional expertise to European policy levels. It supports decision makers and stakeholders to move European society forward on a resilient path.
VI. Scaling up
The EuPN develops strategies for resource mobilisation to scale up permaculture projects.
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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