The POLLEN20 conference and concerns about COVID-19

The POLLEN20 organizing group has been receiving questions about whether the conference will go forward as planned. We understand people’s concerns, particularly as many institutions have implemented travel restrictions in recent days. Based on an informed discussion of the situation, we have released the following statement, which we have added to our FAQ section. This is particularly meant for people who have been accepted as part of organized sessions and are uncertain about whether they should take next steps and register.
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CfA: Concurrent Crisis and Sustainable Futures: Global Extractivisms and Alternatives

Where: University of Helsinki, Finland

When: October 20-23, 2020

The Global Extractivisms and Alternatives Initiative (EXALT) is a new international network of scholars, activists, and policymakers dedicated to collaboration and knowledge creation around the pressing crises stemming from extractivist policies and practices. At the EXALT Initiative 2020 conference we seek to draw together diverse critical analyses of the phenomena of global extractivisms and the myriad alternatives being actively pursued in both theory and practice. It is the intention of this conference to contribute to, expand, and deepen the concept of extractivism and the role of alternatives beyond the conventional usage connected to natural resources.

Ph.D. Course – May 11-15, 2020, Copenhagen, Denmark Degrowth in Europe: Foundations in theory and pathways to practice

Course dates: May 11-15, 2020
Deadline to apply: February 1, 2020 (Official registration and payment link will be provided followed acceptance). See ‘Practicalities’ below for details on how to apply.
Venue: Institute of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Fee: 75 euro nonrefundable
Literature and schedule: To be confirmed following enrollment. A detailed program and full literature list will be communicated shortly after approval of your application.

Convened by the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Request for input for Newsletter

Dear POLLEN Friends, 

The time has come for the last newsletter of 2019! We will publish these updates next week, so if you have any new publications, events, CfPs, blog posts or anything else you would like to share with the network, please send it to by Wednesday, the 18th of December

Looking forward to hearing your news!