About GEN

Vision, Mission, Goals

The Global Ecovillage Network envisions a world of empowered citizens and communities, designing and implementing their own pathways to a sustainable future, and building bridges of hope and international solidarity.

What is GEN?

The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.

The Global Network

The Global Ecovillage Network is a truly global organization. Our work spans across six different regions - GEN-Africa, GEN-Europe, GENOA in Oceania & Asia, GENNA in North America, CASA in Latin America and NextGEN for the future generations of the planet. Internationally we coordinate through GEN-International.

GEN International Structure

The Global Ecovillage Network represents ecovillage networks, ecovillage projects and individuals committed to achieving the Mission and Goals of the organisation.

GEN International's continually-emerging structure functions through the coordination of several different organizing bodies: the GEN International Board, Working Groups, the GEN International Steering Committee, and the General Assembly. Additionally, GEN has several employed Staff who maintain the core organizational infrastructure and also manage GEN's funded projects.

Upcoming events

Latest News

  • Sustainable Community Incubator Partnership Programme meeting in Park Istra, Slovenia.
    01.02.2016

    19 representatives from nine European National Ecovillage Networks met in Park Istra in Slovenia, from January 18 to 22, to continue their work on the two-year Erasmus+ funded project “Sustainable...

  • Dear friends of ecovillages, dear ambassadors, members, allies throughout the world,
    21.01.2016

    Two major crises of our time - climate change and the refugee crisis – are intertwining to reach historical dimensions. People the world over - and all beings of nature – are existentially...

  • Nothing prepares you for Moria
    17.01.2016

    RefuGEN is a GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) initiative bringing a minimum of 5 volunteers at any time from end of December to end of June to Lesvos. ...

  • Support what is close to your heart: GEN Small Projects Campaign
    17.01.2016

    You can be part of making sustainable dreams come alive in 2016! All around the world there are communities and people doing amazing work to take care of  people and the planet. There are...

  • Resilient communities as a seed of hope and abundance for Africa
    15.01.2016

    Representatives from the GEN Africa Council, Advisory Board and from the national networks from different countries came together in Sekem, Egypt, from the 15th...