European Permaculture Network

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European Permaculture Network
PredecessorEuropean Permaculture Institute, The Permaculture Council for Europe

The European Permaculture Network (EuPN) is the network of national permaculture associations, academies and networks that are collaborating with each other to develop, expand and strengthen permaculture in their own countries and across Europe as a whole.


Purpose of European Permaculture Network

History of European Permaculture Network

The EuPN emerged from initiatives at European Permaculture Convergences that have been taking place biannually since 1992, and later also around the European Permaculture Teachers Partnership project.

The European level networking began in 1992 with The European Permaculture Institute, originally based in Steyerberg, Germany and managed by Declan Kennedy, and in 1996 transferred to Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2006 the Institute was converted into The Permaculture Council for Europe.

The Permaculture Council has organized 12 European Permaculture Convergences with additional council meetings in between these convergences. At the convergences in Germany in 2012 and Bulgaria in 2014, started the process to create „Vision, Mission and Aims“-statement for permaculture in Europe.[1]

Scope of European Permaculture Network


Iniatives in numbers

European Permaculture Network by countries

The majority of European countries have some permaculture projects and organisations. Many have national associations. Here is more information on permaculture presence in each country:

Albania Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus
Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France
Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland
Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Moldova Montenegro
Netherlands North Macedonia Norway Poland Portugal
Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia
Spain Sweden Switzerland Ukraine UK

Other countries

National permaculture organisations exist on all continents. In 2020, Permaculture Research Institute listed almost 2700 projects across the globe.[2]


Links to key examples

Numbers of people involved, and indirect beneficiaries

Impacts of European Permaculture Network

Ecological impacts

Social impacts

Economic impacts

Impacts in other dimensions

Research on European Permaculture Network