If you are an employee or volunteer working with an adult education organisation in an EU country your organisation can apply for funding to send you to the Ecovillage Design Education courses we are conducting at Ananda Gaorii Master Unit in 2014 and 2015.
There is a new funding arrangement known as" Erasmus +"
go to: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm.
Deadlines for applications close on March 17.
Below is the description of the training we are offering. Click on the following link to download the information your organisation will need to apply for funding for this program:
Sorry for the late information. It is a new program and we just found out about how it works.
Note: We will also offer the Ecovillage Design Education course at a cheaper price for people who cannot get funding . You are welcome to contact me if you are interested.
Ecovillage Design Education in Denmark:
This training is based on the Ecovillage Design Curriculum introduced by Gaia Education with input from members of the Danish Ecovillage Network. It covers the Social, Ecological, Economic and Worldview dimensions of community design and is applicable at various levels including projects, communities and society as a whole.
It takes place at the Ananda Gaorii spiritual community close to Copenhagen and includes study visits to 5 nearby Danish Ecovillages. We intend to use the ecovillages themselves, with all their experiences, as a learning space. Denmark has the highest number of ecovillages per inhabitant and the eco-community phenomena is in a process of being mainstreamed by municipalities and other actors. The EDE curriculum will be used in the design process of new projects, but also in the analysis of the visited ecovillages.
The course will run in periods of 2 x 2 weeks.
Objectives of this course:
· Empowering and enabling activists and educators with skills and solutions for creating sustainable, holistic and caring societies from local to international levels.
· Deepening understanding of the causes of today’s crises and the nature of transformations required to solve them.
· Empowering individuals and communities with the knowledge for becoming more self-reliant while engaging in bioregional as well as international cooperation.
· Cultivating self-knowledge, personal empowerment and well-being through daily practice of meditation, yoga and the healing arts.
· Building learning communities and inviting active citizenship.
• Imparting useful and instrumental life-skills, including leadership, communication and project management and design skills.