About us


Founded in 2012, under the leadership of Michael Liebreich, former president of Bloomberg New Energy Finance and a regular resident of Les Diablerets, the non-for-profit Ecovillages Association aims to encourage sustainable – economic, ecological and social – development projects in villages, with a particular focus on mountain communities. It focuses on the redevelopment of Alpine villages and valleys and adjacent regions, in harmony with nature, in the light of paradigm shifts (climate, globalisation, competition, access, access, mobility, energy, among others) – so that these regions are alive and attractive to both inhabitants and occasional residents and tourists.

To this end, the Ecovillages Association organizes an annual Forum in Les Diablerets (Vaud Alps, Switzerland). Since 2012, the event has been aimed at a wide audience – business, tourism, academia, politics, the general public, as well as the media.

The association, based in Aigle, is managed by a committee chaired by Thierry Meyer. It has an Advisory Board, chaired by Michael Liebreich, composed of scientific, economic and civil society figures.