Beyond Growth conference, 28-29 October, Helsinki

This knowledge co-creation conference will aim to advance the ongoing discussions on developing measures of wellbeing and sustainability and improving their use in integrated policy processes. It will take place on 28-29 October in Helsinki, Finland.

DEEDS Project Coordination Adriaan Slob took part at the Beyond Growth conference on 28 October in Helsinki to present the DEEDS project, the High-Level Panel Report and the and the upcoming activities and objectives of the project to support the decarbonisation of European economy.

This knowledge co-creation conference had as objective to advance the ongoing discussions on developing measures of wellbeing and sustainability and improving their use in integrated policy processes. This multi-stakeholder gathering built upon the processes of the OECD and the search for pathways and indicators initiated by EU member states (e.g. Austria with Growth in Transition initiative) and the European Parliament (Post-Growth conference 2018). As part of the event, thematic working groups discussed and developed recommendations for the EU to advance the use of wellbeing and sustainability indicators as guides for policy-making.

The event was organized by Finnish Development NGOs – Fingo together with Finland’s National Commission on Sustainable Development and took place in Helsinki on 28-29 October 2019. It brought together a wide range of actors from decision-making, administration, civil society, business, and academia interested in redefining and measuring progress beyond growth. This conference is Fingo’s main event during the Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2019.

Thematic working groups and partners:

During the event, thematic working groups discussed and developed recommendations for the EU to advance the use of measures of wellbeing and sustainability as guides for policy-making.

The five thematic working groups were:

  1. Equality of Income, Wealth and Opportunities
  2. Resilience and Respecting the Ecosystem Boundaries
  3. Transition to Carbon Neutral Circular Economy
  4. Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development – How European Policies Affect the Global South
  5. Respecting Human Rights in Business

Visit the event website for further information.