History of Degrowth Conferences
Apart from demonstrating the latest research in the field, the degrowth conferences aim at promoting cooperation in the development of scientific and political proposals and facilitation of networking and the flow of ideas between various actors working on degrowth, especially in academia. Five international degrowth conferences have been organized so far:
1st international conference in Paris (2008) hosted by Telecom sud-Paris on “Economic Degrowth for Social Equity and Ecological Sustainability ” with 140 researchers from 30 countries
2nd international conference in Barcelona (2010) hosted by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. It has been focusing on developing clear policy proposals and strategies for action on degrowth and define the key open questions and research agenda, with more than 400 researchers from 40 countries.
Conference of the Americas in Montreal (2012) hosted by the Université de Montréal, McGill University,Université du Québec à Montréal, HEC Montreal and Concordia University) with 340 academics, activitsts and environmentalists, focusing on the particular situations and dynamics of the Americas.
3rd international conference in Venice (2012) hosted by Associazione per la Decrescita, Spiazzi, IUAV, Universitá di Udine, Cittá di Venezia, Arci, Kuminda and Sesterzo on “The big transition: Degrowth as a passage of civilization”, with 1000 participants from 40 countries.
4th international conference in Leipzig (2014) hosted by Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie, Förderverein Wachstumswende e.V., DFG-Research Group “Postwachstumsgesellschaften” at the University of Jena, University of Leipzig with almost 3000 people.
Please find here the call for hosting the 6th International Degrowth Conference.