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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Avenue du Port 86c/3002, 1000 Brussels

From 23 to 25 October, Tour & Taxis Brussels will be home to four days of conferences, seminars, workshops, festivities, and artistic installations, all seeking to explore what political ecology means in 2020. With speakers and participants from across Europe and even beyond, this first edition of the Political Ecology Days will promote education, dialogue, participation and green values, and is open to anyone interested to participate.

The first Political Ecology Meetings should have started on Thursday, March 12.

In view of the evolution of the spread of the Covid19 coronavirus in Belgium, public health experts and the authorities recommend the cancellation of the gatherings of (more than 1000 people).

1,400 people are expected to participate, in one way or another, in this edition of the Rencontres de l’Ecologie politique, showing their interest in an exceptional program.

Despite the uncertainties about the extent of the risk and the recommendations to be applied, we believe that our fair responsibility is to take part in measures to prevent the spread of the virus as much as possible.

We therefore took the difficult decision to postpone the Political Ecology Meetings in the same place (BEL Brussels, Tour & Taxis site) from 23 to 25 October this year.

Additional information will follow shortly.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information:  info@etopia.be

About the Event:

The first edition of the Political Ecology Days will assemble key actors and thinkers in the field of political ecology, and aims to repeat this once every two years for the next decade. Political ecology is at a crossroads, which means there is a need to put things back in perspective, update its founding principles, and create a new narrative that cuts through in practice and in people’s minds.

With 13 conferences, 7 seminars, 12 mini-conferences, and 7 participative workshops, the Political Ecology Days will cover a range of topics within three central themes: (co)inhabiting the earth differently; becoming resilient’ and reinventing democracy.

Please check back here later for more details on GEF’s specific involvement.


Featured speakers and moderators include:

  • Benedetta De Marte, European Green Party
  • Dirk Holemans, Oikos
  • Dominique Bourg, University of Lausanne
  • Dominique Meda, University of Paris-Dauphine
  • Edgar Morin, philosopher and sociologist
  • Isabelle Stengers, Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Justine Lacroix, Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Lucile Schmid, La Fabrique Ecologique
  • Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation
  • Mohammed Taleb, philosopher
  • Monica Frassoni, European Green Party
  • Paul Lannoye, Ecolo
  • Sherilyn MacGregor, University of Manchester
  • Vandana Shiva, scholar and activist



The following sessions are organised by GEF, and will all have simultaneous translation (FR-EN and EN-FR):

Friday, 13/03

20:00 – 22:00 Green Talks

12 mini-talks of 8 minutes each, inspired by Three Minute Thesis and TEDx formats.

Saturday, 14/03

10:30 – 12:30 Ecology in the Face of Populism and the Right-Wing Extremism

moderated by Michel Genet

with Justine Lacroix, Florent Marcellesi, and Sherilyn MacGregor

14:00 – 16:00 Political Ecology: A Galaxy of Currents

moderated by Benedetta de Marte

with Dirk Holemans, Edouart Gaudot, and Monica Frassoni

You can consult the full four-day programme here.


Register for tickets here.

Free childcare available.

The event is organised in partnership with Etopia and Oikos.

Avenue du Port 86c/3002, 1000 Brussels

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