Communities find new ways to cooperate

    Posted on 4 June 2020

    Despite the ongoing social restrictions, the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) have pressed forward with their Moray Ecovillage Development project and held their first transnational cooperation meeting via Zoom in May.

    The meeting brought together local Showcase Community Projects from Cullen, Keith and Speyside (Rothes), along with delivery partner tsiMORAY, and cooperation partners from Schloss Tonndorf ecovillage in Germany and Hurdal ecovillage in Norway.

    Despite the challenges posed by the current situation preventing project participants and partners from traveling and meeting one another in person. The project has been able to continue, using digital communications and meeting platforms to deliver joint project activities and facilitate workshops.

    Tessa Brock, Project Coordinator, stated that, "online meetings have, and will continue, to provide a place for more people from each participating community to become involved, to meet and see other communities (virtually), to ask each other questions, and share best practice.

    "A fun and engaging time was had by all and we look forward to continuing these interactive learning spaces in order to create more sustainable and resilient communities in Moray!"