Degrowth Conference 2016, call for papers open

The 5th International Degrowth Conference: Walking the meaningful great transformations will be held in Budapest from 30 August to 3 September 2016. The call for individual papers closes on 29 February 2016.

5th International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity

Walking the meaningful great transformations? 

Budapest, 30 August – 3 September

Call for Individual papers/presentations

Individual papers are standard presentations of research findings, authored by one or more researchers. Only one co-author per accepted presentation should register as the lead presenter to present at the conference. Call for individual papers will open on 15 January and close on 29 February 2016. The deadline will not be extended.

Individual papers will be submitted under same themes as the special sessionsThe submission platform is now open. Each person can submit one paper.  If you have any questions or you need help with the submissions, please feel free to contact us: call@budapest.degrowth.org.

degrowth_conference_budapest_2016After Paris in 2008, Barcelona in 2010, Venice in 2012 and Leipzig in 2014, the 5th International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity will be held in Budapest from 30 August to 3 September 2016.

The upcoming conference will take place in a post-socialist environment. Starting from complex social, economic and political challenges faced in the region, we expect fruitful, reflective and interesting meetings and discussions in bringing worldwide degrowth experience and perceptions. The conference is an opportunity for the global and the regional, the contemporary and the historical to be linked through constructive dialogue. In September 2016, the global degrowth community and global communities interested in degrowth will pause to reflect, observe, learn and discuss, as well as to enjoy a convivial atmosphere, in Budapest and numerous communities around the globe.

Themes of the conference

The upcoming 5th International Degrowth Conference: Walking the meaningful great transformations will be a forum to present the latest in global degrowth thought and practice and bring it into dialogue with the specific context of Central and Eastern Europe of the 21st century. In this respect, the conference will be organised around several themes, which reflect the context of the conference and the open issues of the degrowth movement that were highlighted at the preceding conference in Leipzig. The themes represent issues and challenges which the degrowth movement needs to address.

More about the themes and their descriptions can be found here. Each submitter must select a theme, considered to be the most representative of the work they wish to present.

Following the choice of the specific theme, each submitter is asked to select one of the sub-categories that best marks the topic of the presentation. The subcategories were selected from the experience of previous conferences, as well as the expectations of the researchers.

Other calls

The Call for Special Sessions has now been closed. Soon, we will announce and open the calls for other activities, which will be happening during the conference and the degrowth week (networking, practical activities, cultural and creative workshops and performances, open discussions etc… and of course convivial parties). Also the stream towards Budapest announces upcoming events, leading to the Budapest conference. If you have any questions or wish to inform us about your events, please feel free to contact us: contact@budapest.degrowth.org.

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