Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

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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Seminar on The Pillars of Sustainability – It is Still Possible to Hand in Grant Applications in Some European Countries!

The Eco Valley Foundation has decided to organize a Seminar on The Pillars of Sustainability that will take place between 5th and 13th September, 2012 in Somogyvámos, Hungary.

The good news is that it is still possible to hand in grant application in some European countries!
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Successful Pillars of Sustainability Workshop

From October 9th to 16th, sponsored by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, the Eco Valley Foundation of Hungary held a one-week workshop called The Pillars of Sustainability – Developing Small Communities Aiming at Self-sustainability in Europe at their primary model community, Krishna Valley in the South-Western part of the country. Krishna Valley, situated in a beautiful rural Hungarian setting and home to 130 residents hosted for one week 20 attendants from 14 European countries.
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Farming Wisely – Conference on Sustainability 2011

The Eco Valley Foundation organized its fourth conference on sustainability in Krishna Valley. We had 132 guests on the event held on 5th October. The topic of this year’s conference was ecological farming; therefore, we tried to pass on the experience of Krishna Valley’s organic farming through captivating and inspiring presentations.

The afternoon programs followed the morning lectures and round-table discussions, when ecological farming experts showed the audience their everyday practices. The display of various skills symbolically demonstrated to the participants the way bread is made, from sowing to harvesting and baking. However, they also learned about the bits and pieces of ecological dairy production and organic gardening.

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