How can we build more social inclusion in the Baltic Region? How can we deal with challenges and struggles the society faces and how can we help each other?
SIBREC project funded by Swedish Institute and led by non-profit organisation Relearn Suderbyn brings together practitioners and researchers, community-builders and universities from Baltic Sea Region in order to explore together models and methods of social inclusion in communities and ecovillages. We bring closer to each other the community life and academic research, we collect information of needs and opportunities in the region, we connect people and facilitate the birth of further initiatives. Our question is how various communities can help marginalised groups to become an active part of the society and how we can mainstream methods from ecovillages to the broader society. We believe that the eco-communities have an immense potential to help socially-excluded groups, those who are often left aside. Our focus areas are wide: people with physical and mental disabilities, immigrants and refugees, children with learning difficulties, rural youth, burnt-out employees and other groups whose voices are often not heard.
We do not try to protect marginalised people from the society by building shelters.
What's happening in the ecovillage? What projects are we running at the moment? Here you can follow our work and find out about exciting news and events!