Ecovillages are regarded as real laboratories of sustainable change. Ecovillages are communities in which people develop novel forms of social, ecological, economic, and cultural sustainable practices. Ecovillages’ emerging innovations can provide important impulses for the broader society and drive sustainability transitions. In this event, researchers from the University of Basel will present their global study on ecovillages in different world regions.

The aim of this event is to present the EVIST project and share its initial results, followed by a presentation by Narara ecovillage in Australia.

This event will be available at 9am CET (Central European Time Zone). 


Dr. Rebeca Roysen is a postdoc researcher at the University of Basel, where she is coordinating the research project “Ecovillages as Incubators for Sustainability Transitions” (EVIST). She received her PhD in Sustainable Development from Universidade de Brasília in 2018. She is a member of the thematic groups Transitions in the Global South and Transiciones en América Latina y el Caribe within the Sustainability Transitions Research Network; and of the research groups at the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) and the Conselho de Assentamentos Sustentáveis Brasileiro (CASA Brasil). She is also a member of an ecovillage in Brazil (Instituto Biorregional do Cerrado – IBC).

Additional presenters will be Lasse Kos and Nadine Bruehwiler (University of Basel), and Tanya Mottl (Narara Ecovillage).

Image:  Marcel Carneiro
Image: Marcel Carneiro
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Mon 20 / Feb 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM





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