One-week event, occurring every 12 to 18 months in a different continent each time (Portugal, August 2015, Costa Rica, February 2017, India, October 2018). Organized as an ‘un-conference’ or ‘emergent gathering’, these meetings are conceived as loose processes that leave time for sharing and co-creating with self-organized sessions and open-spaces, in order to allow us to learn from different approaches and traditions of facilitation, and to honour the knowledge that comes from emergence.
Ecoversities Regional Gatherings are multi-day and/or week-long gatherings to exchange and cross-pollinate between eco-versity partners from a specific geographic or cultural region, in order to strengthen the relationships among members, communities and contexts within these regions. The objective of these gatherings is to learn from one another, as well as plan and implement common actions, as is already happening in India, as well as Latin America. Four Regional Gatherings have taken place so far: 4 in India in 2017, 2018 (2), 2019; 2 in Hawaii in July 2018; 2 in Latinamerica (Mexico 2018 and Ecuador 2019), Africa has had 1 in 2019, Arab region has had 1.
Learning visits between Ecoversities projects
We support 1-2 months long research visits and residencies among people and projects part who are part of the Alliance, to learn together and support each other. In 2018, six exchange visits where supported involving eco-versities in: Romania/Mexico; USA/Mexico; Mexico/Peru; Honduras/Mexico.
Publications and Dissemination
The Alliance has generated creation of books, pamphlets, podcasts and videos on topics concerned with concepts, values and practices espoused by Eco-versities’, as a way to deepen the reflection about reimagining education, knowledges production and circulation, decolonized pedagogies, the struggle of learning and different epistemologies and ecologies. A link to these publications and others produced by the Alliance’s members can be found here: