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Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

Apply now to join us in Croatia for our Green Academy Winter Seminar exploring how degrowth concepts could contribute to a radical just and sustainable societal transition.

About the Event

The Green European Foundation, in cooperation with the Institute for Political Ecology, the Open Society Initiative for Europe and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung – Prague office, is organising the 3rd edition of the Green Academy Winter Seminar.

The seminar will focus on the ongoing debates around the Green New Deal and degrowth concepts and practices in the context of the climate emergency. Deeper avenues to be explored will look at the theoretical, political and practical level and identify convergencies and conflicts. The seminar will allow for exchanges to develop strategies for concrete change and policies.

Participants will be introduced to “degrowth doughnut” visualisations, underlining the cultural excesses and shortfalls in a democratic construction of a degrowth transition.

A “kaleidoscopic” perspective of the movement and various interconnections and differences will explore specific sectors where degrowth can make a fundamental difference, while also considering the significance of the emerging Green New Deal policies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Demands for a socially just and planned transition need to be articulated precisely in order to head off reactionary responses to the climate emergency. And this we shall redesign as we go, for the further Europeans slide into climate chaos without establishing a convivial sociality, the more likely we are to contend with authoritarian and inegalitarian powers to which emergency conditions often give rise.

The politics of this historical dynamic – the actors, alliances, institutions and social processes creating degrowth transitions is the subject of lively debate in Europe and beyond, shaping up right before our eyes. Given the fact that in 2020 Croatia will take over the EU Presidency, we will aim to explore ways how our thinking and actions can become turning points for Europe to be able to take another course.

Applications for this event are now closed

The deadline for applications was 23:59, Sunday 13th October.

All successful applicants will be notified about the outcome of the selection by 18th October and will be contacted to organise travel practicalities and suggest relevant reading.

Practical information and details regarding the programme will be available soon. 

Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)

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