miércoles, 12 de marzo de 2014

Austerity, Stimulus or Post-growth for Europe? (Brussels, 21 March)

Please disseminate: the registration closes in two days


Dear Madame/Sir,

You are cordially invited to attend the RESPONDER project final conference*:
*



*Austerity, Stimulus or Post-growth for Europe?*

*Revisiting Sicco Mansholt's Vision*



Date:                    Friday March 21st, 2014

Venue:                 European Parliament - Petra Kelly Room ASP A1G3 -
                                         60, Rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels -
Belgium
 
 
 *Registration will be open until 12 March 2014.* Please note that the
number of participants is limited and we need your details in order to
enter the Houses of Parliament. Hence, we kindly ask you to register online
via *http://www.scp-responder.eu/events/conference
<http://www.scp-responder.eu/events/conference>* or by sending the
completed attached registration form  to conference@scp-responder.eu.  If
you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
 
 
 
 
 RESPONDER brings together high-level scientists, policy-makers and
practitioners to explore, discuss and address pressing questions about the
contradictions between sustainable consumption and economic growth. In this
final conference we revisit the propositions of Sicco Mansholt, President
of the European Commission in 1972-73, to explore the complex relations
between economic growth and sustainability, and what they mean for dealing
with the European crisis.







*Please join us for a dynamic programme featuring...*

   -   *Hot topics and burning issues: *key messages from RESPONDER
   scientists about growth and sustainable consumption


   -    *Panel discussions/debates: *

                * Europe and the crisis: Where do we go from here?,  &
          * Welfare with(out) growth in Europe?

   -   *Facilitated working groups:  *producing concrete proposals for
   policy, for research, and for civil society action

*Speakers include**:*

*Giorgos Kallis and Joan Martinez Alier **(Autonomous University of
Barcelona)*

*Robert Skidelsky **(University of Warwick and Institute for New Economic
Thinking) *

*Elena Flores **(Director for Policy Strategy and Coordination, DG
Economics & Financial Affairs, European Commission) *

*Tim Jackson **(University of Surrey) *

*Luisa Prista** (Eco-Innovation, DG Research & Innovation, EC)*

*Inge R**ø**pke** (Aalborg University)*

*Pervenche Berès** (Chair of the **Committee on Employment & Social
Affairs, European Parliament*)  tbc

*Denis Bayon **(Research & Degrowth)*

*Yves Cochet **(MEP, Group of the Greens)*

*Nikos Chrysogelos **(MEP, Group of the Greens)*

*Xavier Sol** (Counterbalance)*



*Policymakers/politicians: *

   -      will enjoy an engaging first-hand account of key RESPONDER
   findings, take part in high level discussions on their policy relevance,
   and debate the implications of various policy pathways for a transition to
   a sustainable Europe



*Civil society/activists*:

   -     will take part in discussions to shape collaborative research
   agendas and  proposals, and develop strategies for networking, awareness
   raising and campaigning around post-growth policies



*Researchers/academics*:

   -       will reflect on RESPONDER findings, identify and discuss further
   areas of research, and shape an emergent research agenda on post-growth in
   Europe



*Registration will be open until 12 March 2014.* Please note that the
number of participants is limited and we need your details in order to
enter the Houses of Parliament. Hence, we kindly ask you to register online
via *http://www.scp-responder.eu/events/conference
<http://www.scp-responder.eu/events/conference>* or by sending the
completed attached registration form  to conference@scp-responder.eu.  If
you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.



RESPONDER (www.scp-responder.eu)

Conference organizing team: Joan Martinez Alier, Giorgios Kallis, Viviana
Asara, Hali Healy, Francois Schneider, and Filka Sekulova

ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - 08193 Bellatera, Barcelona, Spain

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