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Best council place up to date, on Culbin Beach in Scotland.

Council is a non hierarchic and co-operative form of communication for groups, relationships and self that puts important focus on the listening. In Council it is given to practice this active listening to the stories we hear and to expressing responsibly our own that needs to be told.

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

― Anonymous Greek Proverb


The 11h ECN Gathering this year in Portugal!

not all were in the photo, but we had the largest gathering so far, almost 85 people, 14 countries. 11days, 11th gathering 2018 -which adds up to... 11.11.11!

Proposed dates are –

28.-30th October: preworkshops
30th evening - 3rd November: ECN Gathering
4th: possible mentoring day
5th - 8th November: possible advanced training



Question: Starting a New Council and Intentions

Started by Bernadette Wesley. Last reply by Han Delissen Aug 9, 2018. 7 Replies

Hello - I have a question about starting a new Council. I noticed that in our training last weekend with Rob, the intentions were not given until the next day. We did several exercises and a Council before knowing the intentions.When I start a new…Continue

FIRES HIT ECN Venue in Portugal

Started by Rob Dreaming Aug 7, 2018. 0 Replies

Opening a thread here for responses and sharings to this subject. This thing of fires is not new to ECN, as we had a venue in Greece 2013 also hit by fire in the interval of preparations and arrival. And of course Ojai last year in California.…Continue


As of the last gathering in Portugal, our network continues with a new structure, yet to be named, but in n a time of listening and emergence as a network as to what will serve. Details to follow


We will soon be adding a specific page for the CIS, Council in Schools. Meanwhile – Check this video for inspiring work in schools


Latest edition to the NING site is now the possibility to download past ECN letters. Check under the Resources tab.

May the council be with you!!




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