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Ecopol Ecovillage

Ecopol Ecovillage

Do you know the Smala network? We build ecovillages in the western part of Switzerland. Since 1993, over 2’000 people participated in the creation of Smala’s temporary “creative hives”. Nowadays, we have obtained sustainable lands, in cooperatives, and build eco-habitats for life. You can find our book, in French, here and down below you will find a synthesis of our dynamics. Bâtir Groupé is the public use cooperative that acquires, builds, maintains and rents the houses (property managing) to the Smala facilitators. Current offersLa Smala is the main association. It animates Bâtir Groupé’s properties with events such as public dinners, facilitator formations, permaculture gardens, trips to other eco-places, … Smala also supports the creation of micro-companies, with its partner (internships, jobs, self-employed workers). Ecopol is a label as well as services for the life quality between families, seniors, creative people, disabled or transitioning people. Developed by the academical team of the Smala institute, Ecopol can be applied to eco-places of cohabitation and/or professional cooperation managed by other groups than Smala. GEN, Global Ecovillage Network, it’s the ecovillage network to whom Smala belongs (SwitzerlandEuropeWorldSIRCLE, it’s an innovative pedagogical project, with 8 European partners, driven by the Findhorn Foundation and animated by La Smala for Switzerland.

Ecopol Ecovillage

Historically Labelled Living Labs


Since its formation in 2006 ENoLL has labelled 440+ Living Labs. See the full list of Labelled Living Labs who are not active members of the network.



International Ecological Engineering Conference 2023 Chania

Sunday, 01 Oct 2023
Platanias - Chania, Crete, Greece
The conference will be held between October 1st – 5th, 2023 in Platanias – Chania on the island of Crete, with physical presence and is organised by the Technical University of Crete.

International Forum on Agroecosystem Living Labs

Wednesday, 04 Oct 2023
Montréal, Canada
This first Forum will be held from October 4 to 6, 2023, in a hybrid format in order to offer an unforgettable experience, both at the Palais des congrès de Montréal and remotely

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