Ecotopia is also the name of an annual gathering held in the northern summer, at a different location in or near Europe. It is organised by European Youth For Action and takes the form of a temporary sustainable community.

Participants contribute in proportion to the strength of the currency of their homeland and are free to schedule presentations, workshops etc.

In addition to its ecotopian form and content, the gathering aims to exemplify a certain culture; communal tasks are fulfilled by volunteers and hand signals are used to cue speakers as a way of increasing participation without disrupting freedom of speech.