The Ecovillage Design Education is born out of the experiences of long-existing communities and cutting edge educators. The goal is to teach how to create a new way of living which brings together the four key dimensions of sustainability: social, cultural/worldview, ecological and economic.

Spend a month in close contact with one of the world’s most successful communities: Damanhur has been a center for spiritual, artistic and social research since 1975 and is renowned throughout the world for the Temples of Humankind, an underground work of art, completely realized by hand.


• learning social tools for leadership, participatory decision making, group building, conflict solving…
• gaining a holistic education in the four dimensions of sustainability
• exploring solutions and experiencing effective models to transform society
• experiencing a visionary community in “real life”, that has been existing and transforming for 42 years
• transmitting design and implementation skills for effective projects
• get insight inyo the ecological knowledge and practice from permaculture, green building to renewables
• developing an artistic approach to life
• exploring the importance of spirituality and creating sacred space in building new societies


• certification by Gaia Education as an EDE designer
• integrative design skills in four areas of sustainability: ecology, economy, social aspects & culture
• first step for setting up EDE-courses in your region
• new friends, ideas, inspiration and hope!

Training dates: 1 – 29 August 2020
Where: Damanhur, Italy, via Pramarzo 3, 10080 Baldissero (TO)
Course language: English
Contact: or +39 348 6432318

This course is in coordination with Gaia Education, a program associated with the Global Ecovillage Network, and Damanhur Education.

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