Application 2019

The summer school is designated for academics as well as for activist-researchers from multiple disciplines and diverse geographical backgrounds. We welcome applications from Masters students, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and community defenders and local activists from across the world. We seek to have a diverse and motivated group of participants, ideally with some background in commons, eco-feminism, non-violence, North-South relations, environmental justice, open localism, anti-extractivism, etc and ideas for different strategies (alternative/opposition/adaptation… ) to confront the growth world. The group will be supported by resource persons throughout the course. We expect participants to take part in the collective building of degrowth narratives in different sectors, as well as in organisational and emotional dynamics.
Deadline for applications is March 15th, 2019. Please send a single pdf document with your CV and a motivation letter of maximum one page explaining (a) your personal or professional engagement in degrowth and/or environmental justice and (b) your future plans after attending the summer school to degrowthsummerschool [at] The pdf document should be titled as your Surname_Name.

The selection of participants will be announced by the April 1st, 2019.
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We aim at 35 participants with a diversity of geographical regions and academic disciplines. Once selected you are expected to present your research and/or project through a poster tour at the beginning of the course, and to present an assignment within a small group at the end of the school. More information on presentations, reading material and assignments will come after your acceptance.

Registration Fees:

The participation fee consists of:
• 200€ standard fee,
• 300€ solidarity fee – for participants coming with the economic support of an institution or having a regular income,

In addition participants are expected to organize their food and accommodation in Barcelona, different addresses will be provided. In Cerbère accomodation will be organised with local hotels and flats, and local organic food will be provided at a moderate cost. Students with mobility limitations, health issues, or allergies should contact us before the school. If possible come without flying and prepare for the Stay Grounded conference a week later in Barcelona.
We try our best to grant equal possibilities of participation to everybody, we will try to have a weavers for students with economic difficulty by the set-up of a solidarity fund.
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Important Dates:

Registration opens: 11th February
Closing deadline for participants: 15th March
Announcing results:  1st April
Course: 23rd June – 5th July 2019