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One of the newly-certified EDEs takes place in the enchanting ecovillage of Damanhur in Northern Italy

Gaia Education issues Certifications for organisers aspiring to deliver an Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) programmes three times a year. The 1st Certification cycle of 2016 yielded an abundance of courses from 10 different countries across the globe.

The newly-certified EDE courses will be taking place (and in some cases already are!) in the sunny fields of the USA, urban suburbs of Brazil, astonishing beauty of Thailand, fertile soils of India, historic castles of Switzerland, breathtaking sights of Scotland and for the first time in Gaia Education's history - in the late-summer blossoms of Korea.

The Korean EDE, organised by NextGEN, also stands as the 42nd addition to our global map of EDE countries.

EDE Damanhur, located in a culturally fascinating ecovillage at the doorstep of the Italian Alps, will be beginning in August and is currently offering a 20% discount from the course costs for those registering before 22nd of July. Make sure to take advantage of this remarkable offer and contact them through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and don't forget to mention the Gaia Education offer!

Download the latest EDE Programme leaflet here.

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EDE Living and Learning hosted by Gaia Ashram, Thailand

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Learning environment at Pitchandikulam Forest, EDE Auroville