The 10th International Degrowth Conference and the 15th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) will be held in the city of Pontevedra (Galicia, Spain) from 18 – 21 June 2024. This joint conference is part of the “Pontevedra ESEE-Degrowth 2024” activities, which will establish Pontevedra as the European capital of degrowth in 2024.
The event titled ‘Science, Technology, and Innovation beyond growth: Cultivating collective creativity for a sustainable future,’ will consist of two types of activities:
- The main Conference (The Conference) is scheduled to take place from 18-21 June 2024. It will feature a diverse range of sessions, including academic lectures, expert panels, and artistic workshops. With an expected participation of over 500 attendees, including academics and activists, this conference aims to bring together a wide range of perspectives and international expertise on ecological economics and degrowth.
- Civic engagement and citizen-oriented initiatives (Beyond the Conference)will be organized throughout the year and during the conference days. These activities will be held at various locations across the city and will include workshops, debates, exhibitions, and contests. Open to the public, these activities will provide opportunities for active involvement and participation.
The event is organized around principles of degrowth, with a strong focus on advancing human and environmental wellbeing, promoting cooperation, democracy, inclusiveness, transparency, and solidarity. The Organizing Committee warmly invites everyone to join them in the welcoming city of Pontevedra.
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