EDE Denmark

Programme Description

Nordfyns folk high school

We are a Danish folk high school recognized by the law of Danish folk high schools. We do enlightenment education for adults giving life skills and opportunities to people from Denmark and many other countries. It is important for us to empower people through interactive learning, story-telling, sports, playing and learning.

Our main value is to be “glocal” which means to teach green and global skills at the same time as we try to implement as much as possible locally. (global/local = “glocal”)

Our most important value is to be green which means to “be the change” by doing “hands on” education for students from all over the world.

For some years we have focused on China, teaching kindergarten teachers and leaders in early childhood education.

We have students from all over the world including Asia, Africa and South America.

We employ 40 people including 14 teachers, kitchen, office and cleaning staff.

We run courses for 44 weeks a year which include topics such as sustainability and eco-leadership. We have an eco-garden with vegetables which covers part of our food. We have more than 150 school members.

Our school is an independent NGO with a board of 7 representatives from our school members.

Programme Details

Current & Future EDE Programmes

What is an EDE (Ecovillage Design Education programme)?

Change Agents

Ecovillage Design Education programmes, often referred to as ‘EDEs’, take place in more than 48 countries in settings ranging from tribal and traditional communities to intentional ecovillages, from urban slum to universities and training centres. The duration of these programmes are around 125 hours over a full month, although this may vary slightly depending on where and when they are taken. The EDEs provide students of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills on how to design a society which uses energy and materials with greater efficiency, distributes wealth fairly and strives to eliminate the concept of waste.

How to run an EDE

Run a EDE Programme

Several of our EDE graduates have carried on organising EDE programmes in their local areas, and you are warmly encouraged to do so after completing your course.

The recommended time frame of an EDE is four weeks, however this is not fixed and varies with each individual programme.

The material can be condensed into smaller workshops, spread out over a longer period, or distributed in blocks at different times and locations.