Summer School 2016: Skills for System Change

The registration for the Summer School is closed, as we have reached 375 participants. However, it’s still a great idea to come to the Climate Camp. The Summer School’s courses are only one part of a huge and diverse programme.

2016 will see the return of the Degrowth Summer School to the Climate Camp in the Rhineland! From the August 19 till 23, we will put degrowth into action under the theme of “Skills for System Change!”. We want to analyse current developments of society, envision common utopias and learn the very practical skills needed to participate in a social-ecological transformation: How do I found a cooperative together with other people? How do we build a wind turbine? What is “sustainable activism” and how do I facilitate large assemblies?

Degrowth Summer School at the Climate Camp

Like last year, the Summer School will take place at the Climate Camp in the Rhineland. The camp runs from August 19 till 29, so the Summer School is only the beginning. The Climate Camp is all about education, building alliances, actions… and about living tomorrow’s society today – social, ecological and organized by grassroots democracy! The exact venue within the Rhineland’s lignite mining region is yet to be confirmed, but you can already book your tickets to “Erkelenz”.

The courses…

We will delve into the topics of the Summer School in courses that run for several days. You have to have registered for the Summer School if you want to take part in a course. We’re sorry that the registration is closed, but we’ve reached the maximum number of participants. If you want to get onto the list for places of people who registered but decide not to come, please write to summerschool2016@degrowth.de.
> You can get a first overview of the programme here.

and so much more!

It is also important to us to have a lot of space for discussions and life on the camp. There will be a cultural programme, excursions, great vegan food and an educational programme for young people and kids – as well as a childrens’ tent with trampoline, theater and lots of stuff to do!

So there’s a lot of good reasons to come to the Rhineland. But it’s probably best to see for yourself, by watching the new video:

Where? In the Rhineland lignite mining region, near Cologne, Germany. The exact venue is not fixed yet, but you can book tickets to “Erkelenz”.
When? 19.-29.08.16 (Climate Camp), 19.-23.08.16 (Degrowth Summer School)

> More info on last year’s event