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Degrowth in Action: Call for Courses Open!

26.03.2015

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For our Degrowth in Action - Climate Justice Summer School 2015 we are currently looking for contributors to our courses. The summer school will take place from 9 to 14 August 2015 in the lignite-mining region of the Rhineland in cooperation with the annual climate camp. The courses will be at the centre of the Summer School and run for 4 or 2 days, thus giving the opportunity to dive deeper into the different topics. Regarding the type and structure of the courses, there will be much room for creativity. Deadline for proposals is 30 April. If you're interested in preparing a course, you can find all relevant details here. the PDF-version is available here

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