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22 September 2018

European Day of Sustainable Communities

~ Open Day at Ängsbacka ~

with YOU and the community!

For the first time, Ängsbacka is celebrating the European Day of the Sustainable Communities.
You are invited! 




Ängsbacka is the largest ecovillage creating festivals for personal growth education in Europe. For more than 20 years, the community has been arranging an abundance of transformational events aiming to build a strong and sustainable new social culture in the direction of environmental friendliness.

This day is an opportunity to showcase how Ängsbacka’s community hits the 5 dimensions of sustainability – social, culture, economy, ecology and whole system design – and open its doors to a wider public. The day was created by Ecolise, the European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability.


An ever changing community

About 40 volunteers and staff live in the principal property of nearly 10 hectares. A group which expands to 200 – 300 in the summer festival season and that can host up to 1 000 people, with an extended eco-community blossoming in the neighbourhood functioning more and more as a conscious cooperative. The extended community contains of around 150-200 people that during the years have moved close to Ängsbacka 
in the village Molkom in Sweden’s deep forests.


A life beyond thoughts and concepts

Personal growth is a the heart of Ängsbacka’s daily activities celebrating life through art, dancing, yoga or tantra. The members have time for sharing every week. Like a family, they gather to speak from their hearts and be honest with their needs with Non-Violent Communication.

“We are aware that the current system is not sustainable. The change starts by changing ourselves. More and more we grow organic food, we share our goods and clothes. A holistic school has just opened for children from 1 to 16 years old with a focus on free education, yoga, Non-Violent Communication, arts and connection with nature. A free solidarity shop and a pop-up market is held at the Ängsbacka’s café. A cultural center in the community offers free sunday activities like yoga or dance. We also have a sauna and gather for other spontaneous meetings.”
– conversation with Hannah Austin  and Ewa Jacobsson , members of Ängsbacka’s association

As a host of events that gather thousands of people from all over the world, like the Global Ecovillage Network Conference, and as the creator of the biggest Tantra Festival in the world and with its main alternative festival No Mind, Ängsbacka’s wealthy and wide experience strongly fulfills the social, cultural and economic dimensions of the ecovillage movement.


Interested in deepening the experience?
Join us as a long-term volunteer! Discover our new program:


More information

  • Registration needed for some activities, see program and registration on other tabs.
  • Do you have questions about the event?
    Contact: Marc Domingos, +33 6 60 80 50 37,


Warmly welcome to Ängsbacka!



Practical Information

European Day of Sustainable Communities
22 September 2018

Program & activities


Available speaker:
Malin Wik, Co-Manager of Ängsbacka

Lunch in our café with organic soup from our garden & homemade desserts, followed by a suggested Meditative digestive walk in the seed of our Forest Dream

A taste of the daily activities for our volunteersTour of the wild plants & Raw food workshop: Come learn how to make a Wild Green smoothieArt/Ecology workshop : Be creative, use waste to express your solution for climate change and enter Maskbook international gallery by the artistic collective Art of Change.

Sharing groups with Non-Violent Communication principles followed by Eco-Fika with probiotics

Zen Coaching

Dinner with local raw food

Fall Equinox with Sweat lodge and Fire Ceremony, 
Shamanic drums & Ecstatic dance


European Day of Sustainable Communities
22 September 2018

Register to event here!

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