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Sončni grič / Sunny Hill

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Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
+38641286444 https://sunnyhills-istria.eu/

Sunny Hill is a community in Slovenian Istria, exploring community living, eco-construction, permaculture, regenerative agriculture etc.

October 2020

Communities for Future Session #1 – Celebration! How we’ve made a difference in 2020

October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia

We invite you to a virtual feast, celebrating the launch of the Communities for Future program and YOUR valuable work in community-led action groups contributing to a sustainable local and societal transition. This event is meant for displaying and celebrating together as a group of peers the big and small achievements and milestones from European community-led initiatives in 2020. For many of us at the personal level and within our movements, this year has been a tough one. That stresses…

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December 2020

Communities of Practice – leveraging impact by learning together

December 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CET
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia

Join us to explore what is a Community of Practice (CoP) and what can be their role in strengthening community-led responses to societal challenges. In this online session we will hear stories from three Communities of Practice from the ECOLISE network. These CoPs bring people with a shared passion to learn, experiment, and innovate together.  We explore what makes it inspiring to be part of a CoP, how CoPs can organize themselves effectively and how they make an impact. We…

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January 2021

Building our Knowledge Commons: Working together to create a shared resource

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CET
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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How do you feel after reading an amazing book? You want to share it with your friends, don't you? What about a documentary? Or an intriguing article? How to share them all with everyone you know? How do we share them together? The amount of knowledge about a better world is overwhelming. Organizing this knowledge well and making it accessible is not an easy task. That's what Communities for Future knowledge commons is about. It features community-led action on climate change and sustainability, or in…

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What makes Energy Communities the future of the energy system?

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Local Energy Communities can play a crucial role in the energy transition by providing flexibility services and orchestrating decentralised energy resources to provide a cost-efficient and secure electricity supply and guarantee a stable grid, while at the same time promoting the consumption of energy produced at km0 and empowering local actors, thus increasing the social impact and cohesion of the communities. Local Energy Communities are becoming increasingly represented throughout Europe as they enable the different actors such as neighbours, public…

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February 2021

Fifth Energy and Society Conference

February 10 @ 10:00 am - February 12 @ 6:00 pm CET
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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The theme of the conference calls into question how discourses about energy transition have been put into practice. As the “world’s hunger for energy” still appears to be increasing, the transition to clean sources of energy will need to be “revolutionary”, requiring the transformation of forms of social organization (Davidson and Gross, 2018). And yet, what is actually changing? And what impacts is the pandemic and its economic effects having on energy transition?

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Translocal adventures in developing an Urban Systems Community of Practice, with UrbanA and ECOLISE.

February 22 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm CET
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Our TNOC "Seed Session" event with UrbanA, ECOLISE & Communities for Future will be on Monday 22nd of February at 16.15-17.45 CET About the Festival  TNOC Festival pushes boundaries to radically imagine our cities for the future. A virtual festival that spans 5 days with programming across all regional time zones and provided in multiple languages. TNOC Festival offers us the ability to truly connect local place and ideas on a global scale for a much broader perspective and participation than any one physical…

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Climate Action through deep collaboration: How can you engage with Communities for Future

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CET
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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We are living with unprecedented ecological, social, economic and political crises. At the same time, community-led initiatives across the world are developing a diversity of solutions. We need to build bridges among these initiatives and movements, and the people behind them. Now, more than ever, we need to bring collaboration on climate action to another level. We need to learn together and support each other. Come explore with us how Communities for Future can enable such radical collaboration.  You may…

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March 2021

Meet and Greet with the Communities for Future Policy team

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CET
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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This is the second Meet and Greet organised by the Communities for Future policy team. The first one provided an opportunity to meet MEP Irena Joveva. This time we invite you to exchange with us on our 2021 priorities. REGISTER HERE.  

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April 2021

Financing Community Energy – Unlocking the Finance Needed to Speed Up Renewables Development in Europe

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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free

This webinar aims at defining and sharing concrete finance needs of community energy projects in Europe. By providing insights into recent research on the role of community energy as a driver of a green energy transition in Europe as well as how and under which conditions community energy projects can be financed, this virtual event will provide a space of informed exchange and an interactive dialogue. Key actors, such as political decision makers, civil society and practitioners, European investment and…

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BEHAVE 2020-2021 – 6th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency

April 21 - April 23
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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BEHAVE 2020-2021 is the 6th version of the biannual EnR event that focuses on the application of behavioural insights in energy efficiency. As an important conference for national energy agencies in Europe, BEHAVE provides a unique forum for policymakers, academia, industry and practitioners to share ideas and experiences in promoting effective solutions for energy efficiency improvements and climate mitigation. BEHAVE 2020-2021 will include plenary sessions and parallel sessions. The conference will produce two publications: Conference proceedings will consist of accepted…

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Earth Day Event for Arkbound Foundation

April 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Join us for an enlightening discussion about the climate crisis and learn about alternative socio-economic models for the future from a panel of world-leading environmental activists and academics. We currently live in an exploitative, consumerist world system that is destroying our planet and the people who live on it. Our future is in peril, but what if there was a way to turn it around? What if we could make human life more sustainable and build societies where equality and…

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Energy Transition Conference 2021

April 26 - April 30
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Transition of society – Fair, just and sustainable? This year´s conference will mark the opening of the Energy Transition Week 2021, which will be organised from 26 - 30 April. The conference will be fully virtual.

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Webinar: ‘Bringing research and industry closer: Accelerating innovation and uptake of new technologies’

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Pathways on Energy System Integration and Solar Power In January 2020, EERA launched the SUPEERA project that supports the implementation of the SET-Plan, integrating it at the same time into the broader context of the Clean Energy Transition. Among different high-level objectives, the project foresees activities to accelerate innovation and uptake by the industry. To this end, SUPEERA aims at : Analyse the proposed energy measures in the NECPs Promote the dialogue and cooperation model between industry and energy experts Provide coordinated…

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May 2021

Engaging and Empowering Citizens in the Energy Transition through Social Innovation

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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The conference is jointly organized by the COMETS project and the EERA e3s Joint Programme* with the aim of discussing approaches, methodologies and evidence to address the challenge of fostering the role of citizens in the energy transition process. Contributions to the discussion will come from H2020 projects, experts and researchers on the following topics: • social empowerment, • social impacts, • social and stakeholders engagement, • social, cultural and historical context, • technology, • decision making, • regulatory framework,•…

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From Fridays for Future to Communities for Future. How can community-led initiatives bring about system change?

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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This event is one of the “Transition Talks” that are happening as part of the “Cities for Change” summit. It is part of the “Energy and Climate” track, is fully online and is on Wednesday 26th from 14-16h CEST (13h Lisbon), Event registration here. The Cities for Change Forum is a 2-month online program showcasing world-changing ideas in digital and interactive events for building a just, sustainable and equal society from the ground up. The “Transition Talks” are on from…

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June 2021

Sitting around the fire – an evening of story-telling and listening

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Who are the people behind the various Community Lead Initiatives around Europe? This is an invitation to be curious for each other, showing ourselves as full human beings, starting from informal discussions for creating fertile soil where seeds of tighter collaboration and united efforts can grow and make our movements stronger. We invite you to create an experience of a relaxing atmosphere. We propose to do it using a virtual gathering platform that creates a “real” and intimate setting ideal…

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Towards a holistic strategy on sustainable and equitable rural and urban development

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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On 18 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Rural Parliament (ERP) will hold an online public hearing aiming to explore ways to achieve sustainability and prosperity through new ways of cooperation between rural and urban areas, building upon the debate held at the EESC NAT Section meeting of 8 March 2021. This event will bring together a wide range of experts, stakeholders and European Commission representatives on rural/urban/peri-urban areas and balanced and equitable territorial issues to share ideas on how to co-develop a holistic, forward-looking approach for sustainable rural and…

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Let’s meet among Communities of Practice?

June 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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We're inviting all eco-social Communities of Practice, formal or informal, big or small, to a larger and richer Communities of Practice Ecosystem - come build it with us! Register here. A community of practice is a group of people that want to share what they know, support one another, and intentionally create new knowledge for their field of practice (from Margaret Wheatley here).  How great is this? :) Aiming at amplifying the vision and purpose of the Communities of Future…

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July 2021

Održivi koktel party

July 8 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Vani su velike vrućine i ne da ti se ići na neka velika druženja nakon posla, a opet bi htio/htjela otići na neko ležerno druženje kao što je koktel party i naučiti nešto novo u udobnosti i hladovini svoga doma. Super, imamo jedan prijedlog za tebe!  Pridruži nam se na prvom Održivom koktel partiju koji će se održati u četvrtak, 08.07. od 18:00 do 19:30 h preko ZOOM-a i upoznaj neku novu ekipu koja dijeli slične interese kako i ti.

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Fearless & Transformative Cities: Housing Stories from the Ground

July 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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The right to housing is under attack.  Alarming levels of homelessness, forced evictions, unaffordable homes―we need long-term solutions to the global housing crisis. As Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, argues: “Due to the unprecedented nature of the crisis, tinkering around the edges of an unsustainable model of economic development will not work. The right to housing must be implemented in a manner that shifts the way housing is currently conceived, valued, produced and regulated.“ What can…

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Sve što trebamo je… TRANZICIJA!

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Ulazimo u finale ciklusa "Sve što trebamo je... TRANZICIJA!” Ciklus se sastojao od niza radionica i druženja za one koji žele saznati više, inspirirati se, podijeliti iskustva, upoznati ljude koji se tranzicijom bave, ili započeti vlastitu inicijativu, a sad je došao red na…SLAVLJE! 14.07. 2021. SRIJEDA 18-20h, ZOOM Završno druženje za podjelu iskustava, igru online igara, kreativnost i slavlje u svakom smislu riječi! Druženje je osmišljeno od strane polaznika ciklusa radionica! Još ne primate obavijesti emailom? Želite li još nekoga…

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Ingredients to kickstart a Municipalities in Transition project

July 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Municipalities in Transition is really happy to invite you to get together online on Thursday 15th July, 16.30 - 18.00 CEST  Your Time Zone Here, to catch up with some of the news from the project this year. We think that there's a range of ways that a community and municipality can arrive at the resolve to start a process like Municipalities in Transition.  Some of these ingredients might be unique to a place, but perhaps there are some common and…

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Μικρό Χωριό Μεγάλα Έργα

July 19
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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€30.000

Το χωριό Ζερβοχωρι  Βισαλτιας  ΕΛΛΑΔΑ των 40 υπερήλικων κάτοικων πρωτοπορεί και πρωταγωνιστή .Με έκδηλη την  ανησυχία για την κληρονομιά που θα αφήσουν  στα παιδιά του και τα εγγόνια τους. Σκέφτηκαν το πολυτιμότερο και η χρήση του κληρωμένα είναι το χρόνο στο χρόνο. Έτσι λοιπόν οι κάτοικοι του χωριστού Ζερβοχωριου του Δήμου Βισαλτιας αν και ολιγογράμματη μεν με κάθε φορά που ζητάτε τα πρόσθετα μηνύματα και τα αναλυτικά όπως φαντάζονται ΤΟ ΝΕΟ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΟ ΧΩΡΙΟ ΖΕΡΒΟΧΩΡΙ ΣΕ ΟΛΟΙ ΤΗΝ ΕΥΡΩΠΗ Έτσι λοιπόν…

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September 2021

Dan odprtih vrat na Sončnem griču / Open doors at Sunny Hill

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 8:00 pm CEST
Sončni grič / Sunny Hill, Topolovec 29
Gracisce, 6272 Slovenia
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Vabimo vas na Sončni grič, kjer majhna skupnost sobiva in ustvarja sredi Slovenske Istre. Na dnevu odprtih vrat si boste lahko ogledali naše dobre prakse (ne le dobre, tudi marsikakšno slabšo ;-) ). Ob prigrizku in kozarcu soka ali vina bomo poklepetali o tem in tistem, odgovarjali na vaša vprašanja, zelo verjetno se zgodi tudi krajši pohod. Dobrodošli! -- We invite you to Sunny Hill where a small community lives together and co-creates in the midst of Slovenian Istria. At…

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