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Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter


Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter

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The Initiative Growth in Transition has many reasons to celebrate! It can now look back on ten years of successfull work and the organisation of three international conferences.

This year, the Initiative Growth in Transition is organising its fourth international conference, entitled ‘Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter’, on 14 – 15 November 2018 at the Austria Center Vienna.

During the two-day event, plenary and parallel sessions will feature inspiring speakers from politics, science, civil-society and the private sector. Participatory conference formats will enable a dialogue between relevant stakeholders.

With Austria holding the EU Presidency in the second half of the year 2018, the conference will reach out to an international audience.



The conference will address the transformation towards a resilient and sustainable society from very different perspectives.

Conference topics will range from social and distributional aspects of a fair society to the role of the financial sector enabling a sustainability transformation. In order to sustain and increase prosperity and quality of life in the long term, we will need economic strategies which use the planet’s resources responsibly.

A special focus will be put on the sustainable management of natural resources use and the mitigation of climate change. What measures need to be taken to achieve decarbonisation and a low-carbon society on the National and European level?

In view of the challenge of a sustainable transformation of society, the role of the media will be examined. How can we create an encouraging vision of the future?

The digital revolution has already transformed the world we live in. The question raised at the conference will be whether there is a chance of shaping a sustainable digital economy.


Main topics

» The sustainability transformation in Europe

» The role of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

» The societal challenge of climate change and digital economy

» The implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement

» Social and ecological innovation

» The role of business in a low carbon transition

» Circular economy and beyond


Visit the conference website.


When | From 14/11/2018 to 15/11/2018

Where | Austria Center Vienna (ACV)

Organized by | Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism (MoE) & Environmental Agency Austria (EAA)

Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter
Europe’s Transformation: Where People Matter
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European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation Programme is developed as part of the PUCS project, which has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 73004