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Join GEF at Ecopolis, our annual ecological festival where we bring together writers, academics, and civil society thinkers to discuss inspiring visions for a sustainable future. 


“Thinking out of the box is exactly how the box thinks. We are the boxes we strive to out-think,” writes philosopher Bayo Akomolafe, speaker at the eighth edition of Ecopolis where artists, thinkers and doers break open our frames. Social, ecological, and economic crises force us to think about a radically different way of living. Can unheard stories help us change today’s reality? And not any stories, but the ones that link different generations, geographical areas that are far apart, or ancient knowledge and technology. Can activism as a form of love take us further than doomsday thinking? “The world is not about to end; we are already living with a different world,” Akomolafe continues. Ecopolis brings stories that depict an inclusive and sustainable future for this new world.

About the event

Ecopolis is the perfect occasion to meet people who care about a sustainable future. Because ecological challenges know no national or linguistic borders, Ecopolis is diverse, international and interactive space to learn, discuss and connect with like-minded individuals. 

The conference welcomes Belgian and international authors to debate the transition towards a socio-ecological society. Inspiring books, documentaries and debates between writers, academics and civil society thinkers about ecology, economy and society are at the heart of this event. 


Check back soon for a detailed programme and speakers! For a sneak peak, have a look at our event website. 


When: Saturday, October 15th (16:00 – 22:00). There are several connected events taking place before the core programme. More details to follow. 

Where: Ancienne Belgique – Bd Anspach 110, 1000 Brussels, Belgium 

Language: The primary language of this event will be English, with simultaneous translation to French and Dutch. 

Tickets: Please purchase your tickets in advance via this link. Ecopolis employs a “pay as you can” principle. 

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation and Oikos, with the support of various partners and with financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. 


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