Local in Global: Prosperity without Growth?

04.02.2018  |  Call for applications

We invite professionals in youth work or NGOs, students, teachers and other multipliers to take part in our training "Local in Global: Prosperity without Growth?" from 3rd to 10th March in Trebnitz, 60 kilometres east from Berlin.

How can there be a good life for all within the ecological limits of our planet? That is the guiding question of this international training. It offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the pros and cons of economic growth, discover alternative ways of living and doing economics, develop own ideas and interact with participants from six different countries.

We invite people from Germany, Poland, Armenia, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Ukraine from the age of 18+ to discuss alternatives for the predominant economic model of our time, that is based on unlimited growth and the exploitation of natural resources. How can there be infinite growth on a finite planet?
Manifold crises – including climate change, increasing social disparities across the globe, large migration movements, an instable financial system and a loss of confidence in political institutions – indicate that the capitalist system is failing. Together we will critically reflect upon the growth paradigm and explore paths to a post-growth society that is more democratic, solidary and sustainable. In doing so, we will bring together perspectives from the different countries taking part.

We will actively involve the participants and engage our brains, hearts and bodies. Our methodological approach includes theoretical inputs, discussions, reflections, theatre education, cooperation games, best-practice examples, open space and others.

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