Degrowth public policies module is focused on defining and exemplifying what are Public Policies within the premises of degrowth, and on how citizens can organize themselves and develop co-management systems to produce public goods.

 The objective is to end up with a concrete proposal for Montemor-o-Novo in terms of implementation of degrowth policies. Local agents will be at the core of this module as they have been developing projects in the last decades already within what could be conceived as degrowth projects, knowing in practice the needs and challenges associated with their implementation in this region.

Location: Montemor-o-Novo, Auditório da Biblioteca Municipal

Preliminary programme:

Thursday, 11/5

Core Module on Degrowth

 Friday, 12/5

 Morning: Concept of Degrowth Public Policies: Overview

10:00 – 12:00 What are Degrowth Public Policies? What can define them?

 Afternoon: Degrowth Policies for Autonomy

14:00 – 15:00 Agroecology

15:00 – 16:00 Energies

16:00 – 17:00 Water

Saturday 13/5:

Morning: Degrowth Policies for Socio-economic development

10:00 – 11:00 Education

11:00 – 12:00 Health

12:00 – 13:00 Culture

 Afternoon: Degrowth Policies on Urban planning

15:00 – 16:00 Housing

16:00 – 17:00 Transport systems

17.00 – 18:00 Wrap-up session

Sunday 14/5

Morning: Proposing Degrowth Policies for Montemor-o-Novo

10:00 – 13:00 – Working groups to discuss in the different specialities

 Afternoon: Implementing Degrowth Policies in Montemor-o-Novo

15:00 – 16:00 – Presentation of results of working groups

16:00 – 17:00 – What if State fails? What could be co-management alternatives for creation and management of public goods?

17:00 – 18:00 – Wrap-up and next steps for implementation of degrowth policies in Montemor-o-Novo.

Monday, 15/5.

Train The Trainers Module

On Methodology:

 Friday and Saturday will be days more based on presentations of concrete examples of what could be degrowth public policies, giving preference to policies that took place in Montemor-o-Novo, and analysing what worked well and what failed or could be improved.

Sunday will be based on working groups, which shall delineate concrete proposals of policies to implement in Montemor-o-Novo.

Course is organised by: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa