Host chosen for EUPC 2018

News from the EUPC-EUPN working group

The working group ‘EUPC’ was formed at the EUPC in Bolsena 2016 with the domain to design and implement the process for the decision on the future host of the bi-annual gathering of the European Permaculture Network (EUPC).

A group of former council members and new people have met regularly since and together created a new version of the application form plus additional questions and pattern for interviews with the applicants.

We now want to give thanks to the three organizations who stepped up and were willing to host the next EUPC, which we all know is a big task! For 2018 there were applications from organizations in the Netherlands, France and Ireland. Based on the criteria collected within the working group the new host was chosen. The EUPC 2018 will be held in:

Ireland from 8th to 13th August 2018 in Wicklow, the host is the “All Ireland Permaculture Gathering/Team”

One aspect of the decision was the geographic and climatic setting, wanting to give accessibility to people in the north, after the last two EUPC having been held in the south of Europe. The organization appling has experience with hosting big events. The application form provided clear information and sketched their plan for 2018. The communication during the process was active and quick.

The information on the application process in general (like the application form, list of criteria etc.) will be provided on the website soon.

EUPC-EUPN-Working group: Margreth, Monika, Pavlo, Petra, Valerie

Contact address:

And here is an appetizer from Ireland for EUPC 18

An Oige, Knockree hostel and camping site will be our venue for EUPC 18 where the team from all over the Island of Ireland is getting ready to extend a very warm welcome to Permi’s from all over Europe.  High in the stunning Wicklow Hills on a renowned walking route called the Wicklow Way, it is possible to walk to the site in a few hours from Dublin City Centre. It’s also on a regular Dublin Bus route to facilitate as car free an event as possible. Our strong traditions of story, music and friendly folk will make this an event to remember. We will weave it all together to contribute to the new permaculture story sharing and deepening our practice together.

There will be a selection of accommodation options and lots of amazing local food some grown on site especially for the EUPC 18.

Suzie Cahn Team coordinator/convener for EUPC 18 Wicklow, Ireland

Do you want to host the next European Permaculture Convergence?

Dear European permaculture organizations,

European Permaculture Convergence (EUPN) working group of the European Permaculture Network (EUPC) is looking for the hosts for the next EUPCs. Taking over the tasks of the former European Permaculture Council, this working group has been formed during the EUPC 2016 in Italy.

Since 1992 every two years the EUPC took place in different European Countries.

If your organisation would like to host one of the next ones:

Please read the application form (attached). Continue reading “Do you want to host the next European Permaculture Convergence?”

EuPC 2014, Batak, Bulgaria

img_2676The European Permaculture Convergence (abrv. EuPC) is a bi-annual gathering of Permaculture practitioners, teachers and enthusiasts representing the all countries and bioregions of the European continent and beyond. The decision to host the EuPC 2014 in Bulgaria was made following a meeting of the European Permaculture Teacher’s Partnership (EPT) in Vale de Llama, Portugal. The Partnership was a EU-funded initiative that brought together educators within this emerging field to set standards for the implementation of Permaculture education throughout the continent. It included representatives from more than a dozen countries. The first meeting of the EPT was held immediately after the EuPC 2012, which took place in Escherode, Germany. Since the project was part of a two-year funding cycle, it only made sense that that the final meeting should be held right before the EuPC 2014. Leading up to the decision, both the EPT and the Permaculture Council of Europe realized that the event had never been held in an Eastern European country, so the decision for it to take place in Bulgaria was rather obvious. Continue reading “EuPC 2014, Batak, Bulgaria”