Is Europe ready for the ecological conversion that scientific evidence stresses on us?

Ivan Illich and Alexander Langer are influential interpreters of the economic critique of consumer society. Their work and practice offer many stimuli for reflection and action in the contemporary context.

Back in October 2021, we held a conference that offered the opportunity to compare Illich’s and Langer’s views and critical aspects. The conference aimed at fostering the translation of theoretical thinking into practical choices as they emerge from the different programs and practices of the Green political sphere, to design and develop new humanistic approaches and environmental strategies.
The reflections that emerged from the reports of the conference are of great relevance if read from a European perspective. They can, in fact, stimulate the current debate on the direction the Ecological Transition should take or in applying the resources of the “NextGenerationEU” funds.


This publication has been realised with the support of the Alexander Langer Foundation and the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this publication.

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