Workshop 2016 – essential information

A second round of our successful workshop for small communities will be held from 14th to 19th June in Sebechleby village, Central Slovakia. We invite not only participants, but also lectors from all Visegrad countries. People interested in workshop themes, but also…

Profile of lector: Robo Jankovich, SK

My desire for sharing the view of the world has led the idea to visit existing small communities. After a visit of Zaježová, we decided to try it by ourselves. Life on the mountain settlement and the need to deal with the…

Profile of lector: Łukasz Nowacki, PL

Futurist and environmental designer. Founder of the TRANSFORMACJA Foundation, Managing Director of Polish Permaculture Research Institute, a pioneer of permaculture movement in Poland and ecological design teacher. He received his Master’s Degree in Ecohydrology and ecosystemic biotechnology from the University…

We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. Only the brave should read on.

Profile of lector: Patrícia Černáková, SK

Certified permaculture designer, as a daughter of permaculture pioneer in Czechoslovakia, Karol Končko, she was in connection with permaculture from her early childhood. In 1994 she attended her first permaculture design course in Czech Republic. Since then she teaches permaculture…

Budovanie malých komunít II – pozvánka na akciu

Pozývame Vás na druhý ročník workshopu o budovaní malých komunít – Running Small Communities II. Tentokrát sa chceme viac sústrediť na praktické aspekty života v komunitách – návštevou existujúcich komunít,  vytvorením priestoru pre stretnutie so záujemcami o ich budovanie a…

Profile of lector: Ulrike Reimann, DE

Ulrike´s personal journey reflects the essence of the approaches that she uses. Ulrike encourages individuals and groups to discover what they are passionate about and she supports them to dare to live their passion out. Seeing many people, projects and…

Profile of lector: David Sulík, SK

David Sulik as a graduate of Economics (Department of Internal Trade) has been working for over 20 years in the banking sector. He is also a columnist and writes articles in several media. He is author of three books –…

Workshop 2016 – preliminary program themes

Last workshop we spoke much about what would we like to get from the next workshop and most of the votes got the practical implementing of various community issues.  We put together all the ideas and we offer you these themes:…

Doing Community - 3rd international symposium on recovery and social change

Horizons 2016 will represent an open space for sharing activities, projects, ideas and experiences connected to community. Be it communities local or virtual, open or close, lay or professional, oppressed or else, we will be discovering processes that help them…

Community Forum: Come On, Community!

What makes a community viable? What role does motivation play in making the local community more viable? Why do we need viable communities? How can an individual or an organization, municipality, or business help make the local community more viable?…

Alejandro Aravena: My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process.

When asked to build housing for 100 families in Chile ten years ago, Alejandro Aravena looked to an unusual inspiration: the wisdom of favelas and slums. Rather than building a large building with small units, he built flexible half-homes that…

Community Building: First European Facilitator Meeting 2015

Meeting and open workshop in Prague facilitated by Mona Reaume and Robert Reusing (USA/FCE). More info: http://netzwerk-gemeinschaftsbildung.com/facilitator-meeting.html

Inspiration from USA: Capacity Building Training Workshops on Sustainable Development

Invitation to the Capacity Building Training Workshops on Sustainable Development. Dates and Location: December 7-13,  2015 – Bellevue, United States Event Website: www.act-coalition.org/events/ The Training Workshops: This program is designed for people who plan to work or volunteer in community…

Rozhovor: Naučit se přijímat odlišnosti je základem soužití s druhými lidmi

K tomu, abychom mohli žít s druhými lidmi, potřebujeme poznat sami sebe, znát své hranice a možnosti. Respekt k druhým je další zásadní předpoklad pro to, abychom mohli vytvořit opravdové společenství, myslí si Hana Perglerová. (Article in Czech language.) http://www.rodina.cz/clanek9571.htm

Simplicity.1st Visegrad (Eco) Villages Meeting

An interesting project on ecovillages and communities, sponsored by the Visegrad fund: “The aim of the project is to promote and develop closer cooperation among (eco)villages from V4 countries – to exchange experience and good practice.With this project we want…

Workshop minutes

Here you can find the workshop schedule and expert talks minute by minute. Program is still subject to change, but we do not expect major modifications. You can view and download the timetable here: Workshop block program updated (update: June 1st 2015)

Profile of lector: Hana and Milan Čamlík, CZ

Hana Čamlíková She and her husband Milan are leaders of a certified therapeutic community OZ Krok in Kyjov, CZ. She studied special education, ethics and achieved the qualification as an addictologist. Dealing with children and adolescents brought her to the…

Profile of artist: Lucia Ondrejkovič Obenau, SK

Lucia works as a lector, facilitator, moderator, puppet actor, yoga instructor and massage therapist. She likes to travel, and enjoys being mother currently, as well. And she likes saying: „we are human beings, not human doings“ . She will offer…

Profile of lector: Hana Perglerová, CZ

Lector of children care and education. Finished 3-year study of Waldorf education, which greatly inspired her in her work. The idea of conscious observation and personal knowledge is a key principle she follows. She is member of various civil associations…