Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

Successful 10th European Farm Conference

After the 10th anniversary of ISKCON Farm Conference in Europe ended, it can be concluded that all the participants and organizers relished the  major event of the conference as well as the pre-conference activities, which took place at Krishna Valley in Hungary, running from September 11th to 17th. Networking and collaboration characterized the past 10 years among such rural communities, which culminated in a major conference every year. This year the initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary in Europe.

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Video Invitation to the 10th European Farm Conference

The spiritual leader of Krishna Valley’s community, Sivarama Swami, which is hosting the 10th European Farm Conference, invites participants from all over Europe and the world to take part in the annual ISKCON farm conference. Watch the video and join the conference!

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Invitation to the 10th European Farm Conference

The ISKCON GBC Ministry for Cow Protection and Agriculture, which organized conferences on simple living in four continents last year, supports the 10th European Farm Conference. The conference, themed “Back to Basics,” will be facilitated by Krishna Valley, the primary model community of the Eco Valley Foundation.

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Sparkling Atmosphere in the Meeting of Hungarian Ecovillages

The Eco Valley Foundation organized the 16th Winter Meeting of the Hungarian Ecovillages, which was an enriching experience filled with personal connections and practical wisdom on community sustainability. During the organized and spontaneous discussions new dimensions opened up and the participants enriched each other with precious experience and ideas.

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Will That Be Enough? The Paris Climate Change Conference (COP 21)

cop21 From November 30 to December 11, 2015, the Paris Climate Change conference (COP 21) meeting in Paris was a unique historical event, a critical opportunity for world leaders and decision makers to make the right choice. All political leaders had to bear in mind that they might broker an agreement; but our planet is not negotiable.

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Project Meeting in Hungary

4-First-MeetingOur project had its second meeting in Hungary, in the beautiful setting of Krishna Valley spiritual community, the foremost model community of the Eco Valley Foundation. One of our participant and project partner, Lara Orlic has written a report about the meeting, which describes her experience and highlights about the event. Enjoy reading!

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La Nouvelle Mayapur

P1090514 copyThis year, Nouvelle Mayapur, that is New Mayapur, the ISKCON farm in France gave place to the European Cow Protection and Farm Development conference. Usually every year a different European farming community hosts this three-day meeting, thus this year it was the French community that organized the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Experiences of the Project Meeting in Sweden

IMG_1007 copy‘Human life is meant for simple living and high thinking.’

(A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami: The Nectar of Devotion, 1st chapter, 2nd verse, purport)

 

The ‘Simple Living – High Thinking’ project of the Eco Valley Foundation won a grant from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. 40 youth workers and young people will participate in this training project for adults. They represent 5 partner organisations from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden and Slovenia. Read the rest of this entry »

Simple Living, High Thinking

erasmus-plusThe Eco Valley Foundation has been awarded a grant in the Erasmus+ project entitled “Simple living-high thinking” by the European Commission. This project is a Strategic Partnership project involving 40 youth workers and youth from 5 partner organisations from Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia and Sweden.

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Fifteen

This year’s annual conference for ISKCON’s (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) farming communities in Europe was held in Jandelsbrunn, Germany between September 16 and 18.

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The 2010 Sustainability Conference financed by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund co-financed.