Pontevedra Assembly 2024

The 5th International Assembly of the Degrowth Movement will convene on June 17th in a hybrid format, online and in Pontevedra. For the first time, the Assembly is organised by the IDN.

Pre-conference Assembly of the Degrowth Movement

Assemblies are the space for degrowthers, activists, practitioners, researchers, artists, IDN members, and allies to meet and exchange on how best to collaborate and spread degrowth ideas, policies and practices. Importantly, Assemblies are also a space to connect and share convivial experiences. 

This year’s Assembly will take place just before the International ESEE-Degrowth Conference in Ponteverda, and will focus on building on what was started in Zagreb - that is to say, structuring actors and organisations of the degrowth movement in a more cohesive, collaborative and coherent manner. There will, of course, be room for conversations, debates and feedback on the direction, structure, and functioning that the IDN is taking, as well as time for the movement to connect, share, laugh and strategise

General Information

Date & Time: 17th of June, 2024. Plan for a full day (09:30 - 18:00 CET) of activities and convivial moments, with a celebration in the evening!

Participants: Anyone belonging to the degrowth movement, who identifies as an ally, or who is interested in participating may attend. The IDN recommends that each member group (see the list of member groups here) sends two participants on its behalf. 

Registration: Registration is unfortunately closed. But we are expecting 250+ participants! 

Location: Escola de Enxeñaría Forestal (School of Forestry Engineering), Pontevedra. The video conference link will be shared with registrants closer to the time. 

Programme: The programme has been communicated via email to all registered participants. The Assembly will spread throughout the day (9:00 to 18:00) and working sessions will alternate with convivial breaks, lunch, guided brainstorms and collective discussions. The day will end with a convivial gathering.

Catering: A vegan lunch, hot beverages and snacks will be provided to participants free of charge. We will do our best to ensure all accessibility needs and dietary restrictions are met.

Contact and further information: Please reach out to info[at]degrowth.net for any questions, concerns, or suggestions. More information and updates will be published here later on and will also be shared on the Degrowth World mailing list.