Degrowth / Décroissance po polsku

Nabór na kursy postwzrostu w krajach UE

w dniu 14/08/2014

Wciąż trwa nabór na kursy postwzrostu w ramach projektu GROWL.
Kursy są w pełni finansowane przez UE w ramach programu Grundtvig.

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Ogólne informacje o projekcie GROWL:

Kursy, które pozostały do końca projektu GROWL (szczegółowe informacje poniżej):

11. – 16. November 2014:
Social dimension of agroecology (Namur and Bruxelles, Belgium)

18. – 22. March 2015:
Degrowth & Agriculture – Resilient food production and distribution (Poland)

27. April – 1. May 2015:
Work in a degrowth society (Vienna, Austria)

31. May – 7. Jun 2015:
Community Building (Witzenhausen, Germany)

9. – 13. July 2015:
Degrowth Public Policies (Montemor-o-novo, Portugal)


11. – 16. November 2014:
Social dimension of agroecology (Namur and Bruxelles, Belgium)

The Belgian course is  builded in two parts:

1) The first three days 11-13/11 will take place in a ecovillage called “la ferme de Wevy-Weron” on the countryside where the participants will be part of the life of  the 40 inhabitants living there (Old farmhouse +  Self-made woodhouses + Houses in the trees +… . This experience will be an opportunity to meet the people, to see their activities (gardening, agriculture, raising goats, bio-food distribution, bakery …) and how they organize the life together.

2) The three last days 14-16/11 will happen in Brussels  around  city commun and shared garden and other agroecological experiences  open  to people with disabilities or social difficulties (children in risk, homeless people, eldery etc.)

The focus of the course is:

  • Transmission of an eco-village experience and sharing with other existing experiences
  • Transmission of agroecological experiences with people with disabilities or social difficulties
  • Reflection and training  about socio-economical degrowth context
  • Exercices about training the trainers on those subjects and experiences



18. – 22. March 2015:
Degrowth & Agriculture – Resilient food production and distribution (Poland)

The course “Resilient food production and distribution” will be divided into 2 parts:

1) A two and a half days international open conference in Warsaw that will be dedicated to general degrowth topics but strongly connected with agriculture (like: global financial system and alternatives to it; modern agriculture and food sovereignty, energy decentralization and energy sovereignty; growth, culture and thinking structures).

2) A two and a half days course/workshop on the countryside with some practical work. In working groups, together with their previously selected coordinators, we will teat subjects like:

  • Crisis of global food economy.
  • The food sovereignty and regional and global food policy.
  • Alternative food supplies.

The  speeches by experts on the first two subjects will be followed by group work on the same subjects that were treated by experts. Later, the subject of the alternatives in agriculture will be treated during the workshops that will be held by participants or invited subject coordinators and reported back to other groups on general assemblies.



27. April – 1. May 2015:
Work in a degrowth society (Vienna, Austria)

In today’s society there is a strong tie between labor (employment) and growth. Constant growth is needed to outbalance the increase of economic productivity and to keep the „redundant“ laborforce occupied. In public discourse workplace is one of the strongest agruments to keep dirty economies, such as the coal industry, running. But why keep this wheel of destruction turning?

In a society which is not dedicated to growth also the concept of work has to be reassessed. Althought full employment cannot be the goal anymore there will be tasks in society that have to be taken care of, such as food production, care work, construction work, logistics etc. In a degrowth society this will have to be organized differently. It will have to be discussed which work is needed in society, what we want to produce and how, if we want specialists or all-rounders or both, what is seen as important and meaningful work and how this is valued…

In this course we want to have a critical look at contemporary working conditions (precarity, gender roles, migration) and learn about social struggles aginst those. We aim to understand and question the connection between employment and growth. For that we want to review alternative concepts and ideas of how work could be organized.

Finally, we want to deconstruct the common concept of labor and develop our own and a collective vision of what and how we want to work in the future.

The course will end at the 1st of May – laborday – on which we will take part at the Mayday Vienna, a pan-European grassroot demonstration that broaches the issue of precarity, right to the city and a good life for all (



31. May – 7. Jun 2015:
Community Building (Witzenhausen, Germany)

In this course we will explore via different methologies and experiences, as well as from the evalution from already ongoing (transition) projects in a small town in Germany, Witzenhausen, which suffers from big debt payments, the power of community and ways of community building.

The Goal of our course is, to develop creative ways of thinking, being and doing, so that instead of scarcity the „Buen Vivir“ comes in full power in our communities.

We start from the „I narrative“, explore our (gender) roles and our body (language), then shift to the next level, and explore ourselves within the generational context, and different ways of living constructs. We explore the role of birthgiving, caretaking, children and shooling in our society, and link it to the degrowth discourse. In the net step we will go to the commuity level ( village, small town, barrio) and explore aspects around city development and civil participation on a theoretical level, as well as hands-on projects which already run in Witzenhausen and evalute them in the context of degrowth discourse and the level of sucess for community building.

The course will be taken place as well on an organic farm for children and youth projects, as well in the center of the city in the „Culture and Resilience Center“ from Transition Town. Childcare will be provided throughout the whole course.



9. – 13. July 2015:
Degrowth Public Policies (Montemor-o-novo, Portugal)

Degrowth public policies module is focused on defining and exemplifying what are Public Policies within the premises of degrowth, and on how citizens can organize themselves and develop co-management systems to produce public goods.

The objective is to end up with a concrete proposal for Montemor-o-Novo in terms of implementation of degrowth policies. Local agents will be at the core of this module as they have been developing projects in the last decades already within what could be conceived as degrowth projects, knowing in practice the needs and challenges associated with their implementation in this region.


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