No More War Festival
No More War Festival is a space to strengthen intercultural friendship, dialogue and cooperation beyond national borders. It is an initiative to bring people together to manifest that we want to build peace between our countries as a response to increasing militarisation, socio-political tension and media fights currently happening in the Baltic Sea region and all over the the world.
Funding: gift economy, self-funded
Period: August 2017
Web-page: No More War Festival
Closed Loop Baltic
Development of the prototype of Closed Loop energy and food production for rural households in sensitive areas of the Baltic Sea in order to reduce nutrients inflow in the Baltic Sea and the same time develop local food and biogas production in cold climate.
Funding: Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation (Baltcf )
Partners: Luke (Finnish Natural Resource Institute)
Web-page: Closed Loop Baltic project
Strengthening Youth Participation in Ecovillages
A youth program to encourage young people for holistic sustainable lifestyle and networks of change actors in Europe, to strengthen leadership and meta-competencies such as creativity, system thinking and critical thinking, organisational and communication skills,
Funding: Erasmus+, 18 000 EUR
Partners: GEN International, XENA (Italy), GEN Europe (Spain), Sieben Linden (Germany)
Ecovillages for Sustainable Rural Development
Fostering ecovillages development as a more sustainable way of living in rural areas and transferring innovative concepts of the Ecovillage Movement to the society in the Baltic Sea Region.
Funding: EU BSR Interreg, 1.6 MEUR
Partners: Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economics, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Latvian State Institute of Agrarian Economics (LSIAE), Centre of Environmental Solutions, The West Pomeranian Business School, Suderbyn cooperative society
Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)
Sending EVS from Sweden – Multiple projects
See the information about sending young people from Sweden abroad for learning programs in ecological and social projects and ecovillages on our EVS page
Period: Every year since 2015
Partners: 2015: Global Ecovillage Network (Office in Findhorn), Global Ecovillage Network of Europe (Office in Arterra), The 8th Life Permaculture project. 2016: Sieben Linden
TESTS I and TESTS II
Transnational Ecovillages for Societal Transition to Sustainability
Funding: Nordic Council of Ministers, about 150 000 EUR
Partners: Russian Ecovillage and Eco-initiatives Network, Finnish National Association of Ecovillages, Latvian Kin's Domain Society, Latvian Institute of Agrarian Economics, Polish Foundation "For Earth and People", Belarusian Association Eco-Home, Swedish National Association of Ecovillages.
Plats för Alla (Room for everyone)
Representing Syrian Initiative Craftsmanship Ecovillage in Anna Lindh Foundation project consisting of 3 events in 3 Swedish cities to break stereotypes and address racism.
Funding: Anna Lindh Foundation
Partners: AFS Sweden, ALF network Sweden, Fryshuset Göteborg, etc,
Let´s Do It Mediterranean!
Organise mass volunteering day to clean up the beaches of the Mediterranean in 25 countries.
Funding: Anna Lindh Foundation, 37 500 EUR
Partners: Udruga Žmergo, Kodanikualgatus Teeme Ära Minu Eesti, Egyptian Pugwash, Društvo Ekologi brez meja, Les Mains vertes /LDI France, Centre de developpement de la societé civile - Les Aventuriers, Save Youth Future Society, Association for Environmental Justice in Israel, Association for Democratic Prosperity - Zid, Almargem Associação de Defesa do Património Cultural e Ambiental do Algarve, Swedish Mekteb
The Basis of Life in Jordan and on Gotland
Collaboration between RELEARN Suderbyn and ILE expected to create Jordanian dialogue and discussion in progressive youth and civil society circles about citizen rights, water rights, and human rights of displaced refugees.
Funding: Swedish Institute, 100 000 EUR
Partners: Institute of Leadership Excellence - Amman, Jordan
Infrastructure for the 1st Swedish Permaculture Ecovillage
Creating Infrastructure in Suderbyn Permaculture Ecovillage.
Funding: EU Leader Gotland 1.5 MSEK
Living Sustainably — Volunteering in Ecovillages
Training Course for Ecovillages in Europe to set up and successfully run EVS programs.
Partners: BEN (Baltic Ecovillage Network) and National Ecovillage Networks in Europe.
Nonviolence needs nature
2-week peace workcamp.
Funding: Council of Europe
Partners: SCI Croatia, Ireland
Training course on hosting EVS for Ecovillages in the Baltic Region.
Funding: EU Youth in Action
Cykelbil för Alla!
Partners: Cykelfrämjandet riksorgansation, HPVA Sweden "Trampkraft", Suderbyn ekonomisk föreningen
Make web site (presently suderbyn.se) as inventory of eco-accomplishments on Gotland.
Funding: EU Leader Gotland, 80 000 SEK
Period: 6 months 2007-2008