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Green European Foundation organised a Summer University on the island of Vis in Croatia, from the 20th to 26th of August, in collaboration with the Institute for Political Ecology, Heinrich Böll Stiftung and Open Society Foundations.

Under the title ”Tipping points”, the fifth edition of this summer university provided 6 days of intensive programme for a very diverse group of 150 participants from more than 20 countries, including Latin America and U.S. For the first time City of Komiza was hosting the Green Academy, which programme was conducted in public spaces.

Programme was organised in three working modules (Commons, Degrowth and Climate Justice) and was focused on exchange of theoretical  insights and practical experiences of scholars, practitioners, activists and experts.  Intense exchange has taken place between European scholars and their Latin American counterparts which have demonstrated some of the most interesting lessons from previous decade.  Among many relevant speakers, guests of the Green Academy were Boris Buden, Hilary Wainright, Daniel Chavez, Joan Martinez Alier, Jagoda Munić, Pablo Solon, Giacommo D’Allisa, Barb Jacobson, Edgardo Lander, Kira Vinke, Branon Andersen and Srećko Horvat. Apart from modules, participants were also involved in plenary debates where political implications of current political situations were broadly discussed.

Participants were able to take part in many cutting edge discussions which are currently relevant at European level and have a first hand experience and exchange with contributors. As a working framework was also relevant for broadening epistemic community gravitating to political ecology at European level and exchange platform between different organisations and groups. It has proven to be a very safe environment to articulate demands for more interesectionality on the Left and for feminisation of politics while at the same time offering visions that comply with ideas of internationalism, sufficiency and solidarity.

Working languages of the academy were Croatian and English.

The final programme is available here.


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