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Video on pioneering eco-villages promoting sustainable development in Hungary and Slovakia

Tool category
& type

Audiovisual and Media:

  • Video Clip
  • Keyword(s)

    Added-value, Awareness raising, Clean technology, Cross-border, Environment, Rural life, Sustainable development, Video, Young people


    Video presents eco-villages as demonstration centre showing rural, real life operative opportunities regarding energy efficiency systems, environment protection and renewable energy sources. Individuals, students, representatives of institutions and local governments get in touch with real ready to use, practical knowledge they may take home after this experience. It presents an ecological village where people are active in organic farming, living in beautiful eco-houses traditionally designed, a framework for smaller communities focused on community sustainable development and keen to educate future generation in respect for the environment.

    & RDP Region(s)


  • [HU] National Level
  • Main purpose

    Video aims at sharing the experience of eco-villages in rural areas of Hungary and Slovakia, set-up as a pair of multifunctional demonstration centres promoting energy-efficient technologies in day-to day life of eco-villages residents.

    tools used

    website of main promoters of this concept: Gaia Foundation (Hungary) and Zajeska organisation (Slovakia)

    Target audience

    EAFRD Beneficiaries:

  • Other rural businesses
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Other EAFRD Beneficiaries

  • Rural Development Stakeholders:

  • LAGs
  • Other Rural Development Stakeholders

  • General Audience:

  • Youth
  • General Public
  • Urban Population
  • Rural Population
  • Technical information

    20 min, 20 sec video clip, main language: Hungarian and Slovakian with English subtitles. It mixes interviews with the promoters of the concept with vibrant images of real life events shoot within the villages.

    Date produced

    September 2012

    Cost range

    up to €4 999


    Gaia Ecological and Rural Development Foundation

    Distribution & Promotion

    Gaia Ecological and Rural Development Foundation through its website and its YouTube channel.

    Name of organisation

    Gaia Ecological and Rural Development Foundation

    Type of


    Partner organisation(s)

    Global Ecovillage Network



    Name of contact person

    Eszter Gabor


    2193 Galga Heviz, Main Road 83rd


    +36 28591610