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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Ina Meyer-Stoll and Achim Ecker

For more than 20 years Ina Meyer-Stoll and Achim Ecker  have lived and worked at the intentional community of ZEGG ( They lived many years in the forerunner community and have been deeply involved in the development of Forum and have trained and supervised groups at ZEGG and in Europe, South America and the USA. They are united by their deep care for people and for our planet.

From 2006 to 2008 they joined a profound spiritual training with Thomas Hübl to broaden their communication and training skills. They see themselves as constantly learning to be more authentic in their lives and in their teachings. Living in a community with a strong focus on love, partnership and friendship, gives them a special awareness in these issues. They have lived in a committed and polyamorous partnership for more than 14 years.

They are familiar with and use "Open Space" Technology, World Cafés, Integral Life Practice, Collective Intelligence, Deep Ecology and "The work that reconnects", "Non Violent Communication", Spiral Dynamics teachings, Appreciative Inquiry, Worldwork, Consensus Decision making, Dynamic governance, …

Ina Meyer-Stoll

Amazonien-88.JPGBorn in 1961, teacher, passionate peace and environmental activist from her youth. She is involved in the guest department, in giving community trainings, and in working at the community’s children’s house. Being, sharing and learning with and from people is her passion.

She was one of the founding members of the ecovillage ZEGG. For many years she was executive secretary of the Global Ecovillage Network of Europe, (,
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Achim Ecker

STA60066.jpgBorn in 1959; trained social worker. In the 80s he was an intern at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz and a training for trainers at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant protests.

At ZEGG he is the chief landscape designer with Permaculture knowledge and an eco-builder.
He is motivated by a deep caring, compassion and love for people and life. Achim always seeks new methods to learn and teach. For the last 15 years he has been teaching integral Forum and awareness training in German, English and Spanish.
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