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Do you want to host the next European Permaculture Convergence?

Dear European permaculture organizations,

European Permaculture Convergence (EUPN) working group of the European Permaculture Network (EUPC) is looking for the hosts for the next EUPCs. Taking over the tasks of the former European Permaculture Council, this working group has been formed during the EUPC 2016 in Italy.

Since 1992 every two years the EUPC took place in different European Countries.

If your organisation would like to host one of the next ones:

Please read the application form (attached). Continue reading

2 years of EuPN Vision and Strategy Group – thanks!

The recent EUPC13 in Bolsena, Italy, hosted the launch of the European Permaculture Network (EuPN). Formed by representatives of 23 permaculture organisation from 18 countries, EuPN was kicked-off in a series of face-to-face events between 7 and 11 September 2016. As a result, the EuPN Vision and Strategy Group could finally be merged in the new structures of the EuPN.

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Bill Mollison, A World Class Environmental Visionary, Has Died

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Joint press release from the Permaculture Association and Permaculture Magazine

Bil Mollison
Australian educator, author and co-inventor of Permaculture, Bruce Charles ‘Bill’ Mollison, died on the 24 September 2016 in Sisters Creek, Tasmania, and has been praised across the world for his visionary work.

Born 1928 in the Bass Strait fishing village of Stanley, Tasmania, Bill’s life story included backwoodsman, academic, storyteller, lady’s man, and to many just ‘Uncle Bill’, doing all these things par excellence. Bill was co-founder, with David Holmgren, of the permaculture movement – a worldwide network of remarkable resilience, with organisations now operating in 126 countries and projects in at least 140, inspiring individuals and communities to take initiatives in fields as diverse as food production, building design, community economics and community development. Continue reading

EuPC 2014, Batak, Bulgaria

img_2676The 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

update on the IPC 12 :: London

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

EuPC13 :: Italy 2016

LOGO-EUPC-bold_webSave 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. Continue reading

Principles and Structure – Draft

The proposed Principles and Structures of the EuPN contain details of the following aspects:

Three principles:

  1. Self-government / sovereignty
  2. Free agreements
  3. Transparency

Structure, Governance and Decision-making

  • Purpose, Organisational design principle and Structure (Working groups, Country representatives)
  • Governance
  • Decision-making (within working groups, at the European Permaculture Convergence)