Connecting NextGEN Worldwide – June 17th and 18th
A two-day online gathering to network, inspire and activate youth power in the Ecovillage Movement
Communities around the world are forming and coming together to regenerate the Earth. People of all ages and from all walks of life are part of the Ecovillage Movement. In these times of uncertainty and yearning for societal change, more and more young people are also becoming engaged in co-creating a new culture. NextGEN works to empower, educate, connect, and inspire youth based on Ecovillage values and principles to take collaborative action, participate in the Ecovillage Movement, and contribute to community-led change for eco-social regeneration.
This NextGEN Global Gathering is born out of the wish to create a space where NextGEN members can get to know each other, network, inspire and celebrate. We also envision widening our circle, to welcome all young people interested in ecovillage living to join our actions. Discover and learn about the different NextGEN regions around the world and their regenerative projects. Let’s explore questions about the ecovillage lifestyle together: What is the role of youth in this Ecovillage Movement? How can we learn from those who went before us and join forces to build a more beautiful world? How can we become engaged in NextGEN and youth-led projects? The gathering will offer a space to inspire new ideas, foster collaborations, nurture mutual understanding and share cultural diversity and art.
“Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Day 1: June 17th – Connecting our Circle
Internal gathering for NextGEN members
The purpose of the first day is to get to know and connect with other NextGEN members of the different NextGEN regions around the world. This day will be filled with interpersonal connection, network weaving, re-energizing our purpose and motivation, Open Space to co-create sessions, and art, poetry, and music.
Day 2: June 18th – Widening our Circle
All young people interested in ecovillage living are very welcome
The purpose of the second day is to learn more about the different NextGEN regions, ecovillage lifestyle, and youth-led projects and to widen our NextGEN network. There will be space for intergenerational sharing with GEN Elders about ecovillage living and regenerative culture, as well as time to get to know NextGEN, ask your questions, and find opportunities to actively engage in NextGEN and become a member. An Open Space will also be set up where all of you are welcome to contribute with your own themes, ideas, and art around the topic of regeneration.
1st session 11:00 – 13:00 UTC & 2nd session 14:00 – 16:00 UTC (see your timezone here)
Offered in the spirit of donation giving/giftivism
(This conference is offered in the spirit of gift culture as a way of giving forward toward a more regenerative world. The people involved have generously gifted their time, creativity, and energy to make the gathering happen. Embodying the value of inclusion and generosity, we decided to not charge a fixed price, but the event is not for free and we invite you to choose yourself what you wish to give. You may donate money and/or give some of your time, skills, and resources to support NextGEN´s work.)
Join the Gathering! Register here!