After EGCIC I in Bremen (2019) and ECGIC II in Valencia (2022), the growing ECG movement is celebrating its 3rd scientific conference from June 3-5, 2024, in Leeuwarden (NL), together with Hanze University of Applied Sciences, NHL Stenden and the research institute Wetsus.

The conference is about „Converging Future-Fit Economic Models: Advancing Just and Sustainable Regions“. It unfolds over three phases: Theory (Day 1), sustainable practices (Day 2) and regional implementation (Day 3). We will collaborate closely with the region of Northfriesland and publish a manifesto at the end of the conference.

A special highlight of the event will be a roundtable discussion on June 3rd, with representatives of five eminent future-fit economic models:

  • Doughnut Economics | Kate Raworth, UK
  • Post-Growth | Paul Schenderling, NL
  • Care Economy | Lebohang Liepollo Pheko, SA
  • Social and Solidarity Economy | Jason Nardi, IT
  • Economy for the Common Good | Christian Felber, AT
The discussion will be moderated by the expert on economic transition Katy Wiese from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). My contributions consist, next to the participation in the roundtable, in a key note on „Future-fit economic models: What do they have in common – how can they join forces?“ and a workshop on „Limited individual ecological consumption budgets“ in Parallel session 2, both on the same day (June 3rd). I also will pronounce the greeting note on behalf of the four organizers and close the conference on June 5th.


More info >> Website ECGIC 2024