WING EDE Report: Findhorn Foundation College

WING EDE Report : Findhorn Foundation College 2016

Scotland 2016

An engaged and diverse group of individuals shared a life changing experience. Local cultural events enriched the time together: local ceilidhs, concerts in the Universal Hall, the Samhain celebrations and bonfire, as well as activities organised from within the group such as evening bonfires and excursions to see Scottish beauty spots, by land and sea, including visits to Inverness and the Clava Cairns, and a west coast train trip to an area for a mountain walk.

WING EDE Report: Schloss Glarisegg

Switzerland 2016

The focus of the EDE in a Swiss castle was to provide the possibility to connect to the field of Deep Ecology and Democracy while building an inclusive community.

WING EDE Report: Damanhur

Italy 2017

We are so happy that this year, we held the 7th EDE in Damanhur, organized by the non-profit organization Damanhur Education APS, in partnership with Gaia Education and the Global Ecovillage Network.

Italy 2016

This year we held the sixth EDE in Damanhur, organized by the non-profit organization Damanhur Education, in partnership with Gaia Education and the Global Ecovillage Network.

Italy 2015

The theme of Damanhur’s EDE was the search for a different way of life, finding new models of society, based on cooperation amongst human beings and also between humans and nature.

Italy 2014

This year’s EDE was Damanhur’s third EDE, organized by the Non-profit Association “Damanhur Education”, in partnership with “Gaia Education” and the “Global Ecovillage Network”. Founded in 1975, Damanhur is an ecosociety of about 1000 citizens: a federation of communities and ecovillages with their own social and political structure in continual evolution in the north of Italy in the foothills of the Alps, 40km from Turin.

Italy 2013

This year’s EDE was Damanhur’s third EDE, organized by the Non-profit Association “Damanhur Education”, in partnership with “Gaia Education” and the “Global Ecovillage Network”. Founded in 1975, Damanhur is an ecosociety of about 1000 citizens: a federation of communities and ecovillages with their own social and political structure in continual evolution in the north of Italy in the foothills of the Alps, 40km from Turin.

Italy 2012

Damanhur’s 2012 EDE was the second to be run in Italy. Founded in 1975, the Federation of Damanhur is an eco-society of about 1000 citizens: a federation of communities and eco-villages with their own social and political structure in continual evolution in the north of Italy in the foothills of the Alps, 40km from Turin.

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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 slums 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 participants of all ages with the knowledge and practical skills 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.