European Permaculture Network
|Predecessor||European 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.
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:
National permaculture organisations exist on all continents. In 2020, Permaculture Research Institute listed almost 2700 projects across the globe.