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Are you interested in contribution to and participating in this year’s Green Academy, entitled “Archipelagos in Movement?” Then send in your proposals and perhaps you’ll join us on the island of Vis (Croatia) for four days of education and exchange on political ecology, post-growth, geopolitics, radical democracy, and much more!
About the Call:
With the goal of diversifying and opening our program to participants willing to bring their own views and perspectives, we invite all interested individuals, groups, and organisations from all over Europe to join our Green Academy with their proposals to organise a 90-120 minute session around:
- Theoretical and policy perspectives of political ecology
- Degrowth/post-growth debates within and beyond the European Green Deal context
- Progressive and green responses to energy and food crises induced by the current geopolitical situation, including the war in Ukraine
- Municipal responses to climate challenges
- Feminist perspectives in political ecology and degrowth
- Citizen deliberations, radical democracy, and self-organisations
The Green Academy will take place from 27-31 August. We are able to offer six two-hour slots in total for these sessions.
How to Apply:
Proposals should be composed of:
- Title of session
- Type of session and methodology (lecture, panel, workshop, …)
- Lecturer(s) and/or facilitator(s) – max. 3 in total – including a short biography and contact details
- Topic/issue – elaborate in max. 1500 characters
- Motivation – elaborate in max. 800 characters
Please send proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GEF’s Green Academy is organised every year on the island of Vis, Croatia. Since its inception, it has been a space of exchange and connection, and an intellectual polygon for progressive social forces, especially green and new left ones, which are politically in their formative period. In this sense, the Academy’s program seeks to provide basis and context for social action that would not be shaped solely by the reaction to existing irregularities that surround us.
Its thematic focus on the commons, degrowth and climate justice is a constant because such substantial social change implies a longer period of time, spanning generations. Nevertheless, it is important for us to offer more understanding, knowledge and opportunities that can connect all those who are working, in Europe and the world, on systemic change that goes towards eliminating inequalities and recognizing the planetary boundaries of the current growth model.
In this sense, we want to recognize the dynamics that can create a momentum of reversal, by applying pressure and constantly acting on the cracks in the current system. The Academy serves as a place where activists can get a running start, get to know new models of work or go deeper into an area relevant to their work. You can learn more about this year’s edition here.
This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of the Institute for Political Ecology and the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.