International ESEE – Degrowth Conference 2024 in Pontevedra, Spain

Joint 2024 ESEE-Degrowth Conference

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 Conferenceis 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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About the conference

The University of Vigo will be hosting the joint conference of the international degrowth research networks and the European Society for Ecological Economics in Pontevedra from 18 to 21 June 2024

The conference consists of two main components:

  • 10th International Degrowth Conference: The International Degrowth Conference has been held since 2008 in various cities including Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Venice, Leipzig, Budapest, Malmö, Viena, Manchester, and The Hague. The upcoming 2023 edition will take place in Zagreb, before coming to Pontevedra in 2024.
  • 15th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics: This conference is held biennially, with the previous edition taking place in Pisa, in 2022. The conference provides a forum for researchers to address the ecological, social, economic, and political dimensions of sustainability.

Registration for the conference will open during the first quarter of 2024 via the conference website: