What is CLIPS?
CLIPS offers a solution-oriented Community Training model to guide community-led
initiatives in their initial steps – and for existing initiatives that struggle with
problems or simply need revitalisation. It provides a framework for community
development, which has been designed by and for ecovillages and addresses the
different stages of project or community development; from initiation, to visioning,
decision-making, communication, conflict resolution, structure, expansion and
change. It also points out specific tools found useful by existing community projects.
CLIPS stands for Community Learning Incubator Programme for Sustainability and
has been developed within the European network of GEN (Global Ecovillage
Network). Find more on the website: https://clips.gen-europe.org/.
About the training
During the 5-day Community Training you become familiar with the CLIPS
framework. You will learn and try out different methods related to the different
aspects of group dynamics. We aim to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from
lessons learned, providing groups with the tools to move through the stages of
community development and manage the associated challenges, increasing overall
success and sustainability. You will also have the chance to learn from the experience
of the other participants and exchange community experiences.
The training is facilitated by Global Ecovillage Network Netherlands (GEN-NL) and is
organised in cooperation with GEN-WE (GEN Western Europe). This training is aimed
at people in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany who play an active role
in a community project. Partner organisations are Samenhuizen (BE), Habitat &
Participation (BE), Coopérative Oasis (FR) and Miethäuser Syndikat (DE). The
training is funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
During the training you will learn how to facilitate group processes using the CLIPS
framework. Participating in this training allows you to join the GEN-WE project and
GEN Europe’s CLIPS community.
Please, read the CLIPS guide before the training! You can download it here.
This training is aimed at people in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany
who play an active role in a community / cohousing / ecovillage project.
Please, apply for the training by filling the form before the 15th of August.