Güneşköy's land is a great place to discover nature: global and local, past, present, future.
Our events range from individual to group and class activities.
Güneşköy became a full member of GEN-Europe (Global Ecovillage Network-Europe) in 2010.
In the early 2000's, Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) was developed by the GAIA Education team of GEN. Topics to be included were discussed at the annual general meetings and eventually formed a training program. EDE has 4 sections, the 4 aspects of sustainability: World View, Ecology, Economy and Social sustainability concepts are each covered in week long training sessions. Of these 4 sections, ecology and social sustainability trainings have been organised three times in Turkey. Deniz Dinçel, who had trained at Findhorn in Scotland, and İnci Gökmen (Güneşköy) gave two EDE trainings in 2007 and 2008 at the Middle East Technical University (Ankara). A third training was given at İzzet Baysal Üniversity. Trainers May East and Michael Shaw came from Findhorn, and Lucilla and Massimo came from Torri Superiori (Italy). In 2015, Deniz Dinçel organised an EDE Economy training in Istanbul, with 3 days given by Helena Norberg Hodge