Science and Research Hub

News & coming events

  • A team of various universities, led by WETSUS, will host the III ECG International Conference in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, on 3-5 June 2024 -see more information below!
  • Read our latest newsletter (July 2023)
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  • Coming appearances and talks by Christian Felber

ECG Conferences

We celebrate that we found a great host for our III international scientific (and more) conference. Throughout March we conducted a tendering process with the two strong applications we had received and finally selected a group of institutions from the Netherlands Fryslân region.

The conference will be carried out on June 3 through 5 of 2024, in Leeuwarden. WETSUS will lead the team, i.e. the European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology Leeuwarden. Next to them will also be the Hanzehogeschool (University of Applied Sciences Groningen) and the NHL Stenden (University of Applied Sciences Leeuwarden).

It will put emphasis on “addressing the science-policy-practice interfaces”. It intends to “create value for the broader society through the exploration […] and concretization of a series of 'new sustainable models'”. Most critically, it aims to put into conversation the SDGs and planetary boundaries frameworks with those of the new economic models. Degrowth/post-growth, Doughnut Economics, ECG, to mention a few. And, notably, the tensions that arise from pursuing GDP growth as the priority. What role does regional development play in that conversation to overcome GDP-growth dependence?

Very soon, we’ll share the call for papers/contributions. We look forward to receiving your application!

Our II Economy for the Common Good International Conference "Connecting Sustainability Organizational Models with SDGs" took place in Valencia, Spain, on March 2022. It succeeded as a platform for critical review, a resonance space, and a platform for networking. You can re-visit the programme here. Also, our 1st international academic conference on the Economy for the Common Good was held in November 2019 in Bremen. On three days, the conference attracted approximately 120 researchers and members of the interested public. Find the conference program here.

Want to know more about our conferences? Contact us! 


Teaching - spreading the knowledge

We consider the transfer of knowledge a key aspect to ECG science and research. Check the academic offer on ECG, which includes the lists of courses offered by the ECG movement and of studies related to ECG.

Interested in developing your own ECG course or knowledge-sharing event? Let us know about it!


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We believe in the development of new knowledge about ECG through collaboration, inter- and transdisciplinarity. We therefore promote ECG research and science that serve the common good, and invite whoever is interested in developing their own studies to use our resources as they find convenient.

You have a research project in mind or would like to collaborate in one? Get in contact with us 



The ECG is composed of an ample community of people and practitioners from all walks of life as well as scientists from all disciplines. And we invite everyone interested to join us in the transformation of our socio-economy.

Want to be part of our community? Working on something related to ECG? Tell us about it!



  Looking for more?   Explore our  online library  with a selection of papers, books, articles

   Check our library list on Zotero. And follow these simple instructions to navigate it.

   Let us know if you didn't find what you're looking for.


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  • Read our latest newsletter (July 2023)
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About the hub

The ECG Science and Research Hub is a collaborative and co-creative community within the broader ECG movement and neighboured alternative economic approaches, including all types of heterodox economics (from ecological to feminist to institutional or Neokeynesian economics) and all branches of science and scientists concerned with sustainability, social justice, human rights, gender, post-growth, post-colonialism, peaceful international relations, mindfulness and ethics. Its members deal with the ECG model in research, teaching & training, (self-)application, discourse and public dissemination.

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