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05 – 08 July 2021

Manchester 2021

Joint International Conference with Ecological Economics, originally announced as the 7th Degrowth / 16th ISEE International Society for Ecological Economics Conference: "Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis" UPDATE Given the global Covid 19 pandemic the conference has to be postponed to the week of July 5th 2021 A small online symposium specifically...

29 – 01 June 2020

Vienna 2020

Degrowth Conference Vienna 2020: Strategies for a Social Ecological Transformation - Now online! From May 29th – June 1st 2020, Vienna will host a thematic degrowth conference, focusing on Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation. The Vienna conference will explicitly focus on exploring strategies for a degrowth transformation, complementing the 2020 international degrowth conference in...

04 – 06 September 2018

Mexico 2018

Degrowth-Conference 2018 in Mexico (City) The First North-South Conference on Degrowth was held in Mexico City from 4-6th of September. Supported by universities, NGOs, and social movements, it was an occasion to open and continue in-depth debates around the dominant illusions on economic growth. These are already ongoing debates inside and across the societies that are on their way to become ...

21 – 25 August 2018

Malmö 2018

Degrowth-Conference 2018 in Malmö (Sweden) The 6th International Degrowth Conference in Malmö, Sweden, titled "Dialogues in turbulent times" has taken place from August 21-25. It was organized by the Institute for degrowth studies (Institutet för nerväxtstudier), This conference aimed at expanding the geographical and thematic scope of degrowth discussions, as well as building dialogues wi...

13 – 15 October 2017

Degrowth Meet-up 2017

Degrowth-Meet-up From October 13 to 15 we created a networking space for people that are already active in the Degrowth movement and those that are interested in the topic. Besides getting to know each other and mingling, this meeting served as a platform to learn from and with one another. The idea is that people that are active in various ways share their experiences. Then everyone can pick ...

30 – 02 September 2016

Budapest 2016

Budapest 2016 The fifth International Conference on Degrowth took place in Budapest from the 30th of August to the 2nd of September 2016. The conference was hosted by a post-socialist environment with the purpose to bring together degrowth conversations from different Eastern European regions. To facilitate this process several preparatory meetings were organised throughout the region. In li...

02 – 06 September 2014

Leipzig 2014

Leipzig 2014 Here you can find information on the Fourth International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity which took place in Leipzig from September 2nd to September 6th 2014. Basics > This page provides basic information about the conference. Organization > Here you'll find information on the organizing team, all contributing organizations as well...

01 – 03 September 2012

Venice 2012

Venice 2012 The third International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity took place in Venice in September 2012. About 1000 participants from about 40 countries took part in the conference, many of them belonging to the international degrowth community but also many others who where just getting familiar with the topic joint the event. The conference combined a...

13 – 19 May 2012

Montreal 2012

Montreal 2012 In May 2012 (13.-19.5.) the Conference Degrowth in the Americas took place in Montreal, Canada. 340 academics, activists, environmentalists and indigenous peoples from Canada, the USA, Europe and Latin America came together to confer on the topic of degrowth. The conference was integrated in the row of international degrowth conferences and was preceding the conference which wa...

20 – 22 May 2011

Berlin 2011

Berlin 2011 In Mai 2011 (20. - 22.5) the Conference Beyond Growth?! took place in Berlin. 2500 participants met to take part in discussions on ecological justice, social rights and good life. The conference was organized by Attac in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll, Rosa Luxemburg, Friedrich Ebert and Otto Brenner Foundation. > Various videos of the conference can be found here. In G...

01 – 03 March 2010

Barcelona 2010

Barcelona 2010 The second International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity took place in Barcelona in March 2010. More than 500 participants joined the conference. An important part of this conference was its participatory part, the so called group assembly process (GAP). Through this process scientists, practitioners and activists formulated a set of politic...

18 – 19 April 2008

Paris 2008

Paris 2008 The first International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity took place in Paris in April 2008 (18th and 19th). This first Degrowth Conference was visited by 140 participants from about 30 countries. The conference was organized by Research and Degrowth, Institut TELECOM SudParis, the International Society for Ecological Economics, the Sustainable Eu...

Support Group

Support group of the International Conferences The Support Group is the official promoter of the International Conferences. It is composed of people who have been highly involved in the local organizing committees of the previous international conferences. Each organizing committee can propose from one to five people for the Support Group (gender balance is preferred). Our recommendation is th...