Towards a Post-Growth Deal: Introducing the REAL EU-ERC Synergy project
In this presentation, we will introduce the recently awarded project “REAL: A Post-Growth Deal”, an EU ERC Synergy project, and the largest project awarded by the EU to degrowth/postgrowth topics to date. The project starts in May 2023, with a duration of 6 years. It is organised around 5 work-packages: (1) planetary possibilities, (2) postgrowth policies, (3) postgrowth provisioning, (4) postgrowth politics, and (5) postgrowth in practice. We will identify what we see as the core research questions for post-growth/degrowth research in this moment, and share some of the ways we have been thinking of dealing methodologically and empirically with these questions. As degrowth research expands in scale and complexity, we hope our presentation will serve as a space to discuss the state and future of degrowth research, and consider formats, structures and processes for collaboration beyond individual projects.