Conferences

Here you can find information on the International Degrowth Conferences for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity as well as other larger conferences dealing with the topic of degrowth.

General

The International Degrowth Conferences for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity take place every second year. They are initiated by Research and Degrowth (R&D) and the Support-group who after each conference launch a call for the next conference. More information on how the call and selection process work you can find on the R&D web page.

Conferences 2021

In 2021, two Degrowth Conferences will take place:
> The 8th International Degrowth Conference in The Hague, will take place on the 24-28 August 2021. It will be hosted by a range of diverse degrowth actors from the Netherlands, with a broad thematic focus aiming to expand the frontiers of degrowth research and activism.
> A Joint International Conference with Ecological Economics, originally announced as the 7th Degrowth / 16th ISEE International Society for Ecological Economics Conference, will take place in Manchester in July 2021, with a clear thematic focus on ecological economics.

Conferences 2020

In 2020, a Degrowth Conference and a symposium will take place:
> The International Conference “Degrowth Vienna 2020: Strategies for Social-Ecological Transformation” will take place from May 29 to June 1, 2020. This conference will focus on strategies and new ways for social change in cooperation with scientists and civil society actors.
> A symposium specifically focused on the implications of Covid-19 for ecological economics and degrowth, at the time of the formerly announced 7th conference in Manchester (September 2020)

Conferences 2018

In 2018, three Degrowth Conferences took place:
> The 6th International Degrowth Conference in Malmö, Sweden, titled “Dialogues in turbulent times” took place from August 21-25.
> The First North-South Conference on Degrowth was held in Mexico City from 04-06 September.
> A post-growth conference supported by various stakeholders (Members of the European Parliament from different political groups, academics, NGOs and unions) took place in the premises of the European Parliament from 18-19 September

Budapest 2016

> This page provides information on the forthcoming 5th international Degrowth Conference, which took place in Budapest in 2016.

Leipzig 2014

> Here you find extensive information about the 4th international Degrowth Conference, which took place in Leipzig in 2014. These pages are the official conference documentation of the Leipzig degrowth conference.

Venice 2012

> This page provides information on the 3rd international Degrowth Conference, which took place in Venice in 2012.

Barcelona 2010

> This page provides information on the 2nd international Degrowth Conference, which took place in Barcelona in 2010.

Paris 2008

> This page provides information on the 1st international Degrowth Conference, which took place in Paris in 2008.

Montreal 2012

> This page provides information on the Degrowth Conference of the Americas, which took place in Montreal in 2011.

Berlin 2011

> This page provides information on the conference Beyond Growth, which took place in Berlin in 2011.