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OPEN CALL: Hosting an International Degrowth Conference(s) and/or thematic/regional events

Degrowth october updates

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We are open to different formats, such as regional, online, partially online or thematic conferences.

In the midst of intensifying environmental and socio-economic crises reinforced by the current coronavirus pandemic, the deepening and broadening of the degrowth thought and practice is more relevant than ever.

In this open call, we invite expressions of interest from parties who wish to organize the next International Conference(s) on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity. Apart from hosting the next International Conference(s) after Zagreb (2023) and Pontevedra (2024), we are open to different formats and proposals, such as hosting a regional or online conference, or an international thematic conference (e.g. refugees and degrowth, or feminisms and degrowth,…). We encourage local organizing committees to consider hybrid formats, which combine a “live” in-person event at a physical location with a “virtual” online component for remote attendees.

If you are interested, please send your proposal to degrowth_supportgroup(a)lists.riseup.net

  1. Send us an expression of interest, with a 1-2 page tentative proposal.
  2. Submit your complete 5-10 page proposal.


We all realise we are facing challenging times, and now more than ever deadlines can be extended. In the overall uncertainty related to the ongoing crises and to possible last minute changes in a conference’s format, we fully understand proposals being balking. Nevertheless, should any idea arise for future events (either as we know them or as we do not know them yet), please do not hesitate to share it with us by writing to supportgroup@degrowth.org. We will be glad to address it and get back to you.

For more information, please see:
List of requirements and suggestions.

We are looking forward to receiving your proposals, and working on them together.

In solidarity,
The Support Group