Conference on Degrowth

(8 – 11th September 2022, Brno)

Let's think and dream together.

About a good life – affordable to all – within one planet.

We would like to invite you to the conference on Degrowth and Social-Ecological Transformation, which will take place on the 8 – 11th September 2022 in the Markethall in Brno.

We will gradually introduce a more detailed program and guests of the conference on the Facebook event.

The capacity of the conference is full! Thank you so much for your interest!

Conference on Degrowth and Socio-Ecological Transformation, 11th of September 2022 in Brno

As the social and climate crisis deepens, it is becoming increasingly clear that it is our economic system that stands behind the current problems. As long as profitability and growth are the measure and goal of all economic activity, fairer and more sustainable forms of fulfilling our needs will always play the second fiddle.

The aim of the conference is to bring together different streams and activities in the field of social-ecological transformation, to spread awareness of degrowth ideas, to discuss visions and concrete forms of a more just and sustainable society and economy. An integral part of the conference is the “good life” in practice – from sharing ideas and experiences in participatory workshops, good food and rest, to a cultural and social programme.

During the conference, we will present and discuss visions, proposed policies, practices and possible strategies for promoting degrowth and social-ecological transformation, all situated mainly in the context of Central and Eastern Europe with its historical experience and current situation. A variety of formats (from panel lectures and discussions to experimental workshops) will be given space to allow not only intellectual but also creative, personal and other experiences and insights.

Aim of the conference

The aim of the conference is to create space for asking fundamental questions – and seeking answers – across the spheres of (not only) academia, civic engagement, politics, unions, the arts and education. In a participatory way, the conference programme will progressively present visions, proposed policies, existing practical examples and possible strategies for social-ecological transformation towards a more just and sustainable economy and society. All this is mainly situated in the context of Central and Eastern Europe with its historical experience and current situation. Various formats (from panel lectures and discussions to experiential workshops) will be given space to allow not only intellectual but also creative, personal and other experiences and insights.

Support the conference

Choose the amount of your voluntary contribution in the form of a donation according to your means. We suggest three possible amounts for your contribution: 500 CZK (partial contribution), 1,000 CZK (standard contribution) and 2,000 CZK (sponsorship contribution).

If you are not coming to the conference, you can support us with any amount you wish. The conference will produce short videos, recordings of plenary discussions and media outputs, all of which will be published gradually – so you will have access to the conference even remotely.

Who is behind the conference?

The conference is co-organised by 4 organisations: the Department of Environmental Studies at Masaryk University, NaZemi, Re-set: a platform for socio-ecological transformation and Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie.

The conference is organised within the framework of the project “Partnership for Dialogue on Non-Growth and Socio-Ecological Transformation”, supported by the European Union under the Erasmus+ programme.

For journalists

The graphics, invitation and press release can be found at the link below the button. If you are interested in the topic or in attending the conference, please contact us at nerust@nazemi.cz.

Press kit