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Economics Learning Circle Updates

The Economics Learning Circle


Does continuous upscaling of production and consumption allow economies to live within their ecological limits? Is technological efficiency the adequate answer to cope with rising greenhouse gases and finite resources? Do societies really have to permanently “grow or die”? Within the Economics Learning Circle we will discuss these questions and focus on the challenges of our current economic system. The growing Degrowth-Movement opposes the primacy of growth and tries to find alternatives to the system – not least to foster social equity and to create resilient ecosystems. As the movement pushes sustainability goals, we want to particularly draw attention to its content, its history and its main actors. Moreover, we will discuss in how far oikos has a place in this movement or not and try to develop an own position to its goals. The oikos Chapter Leipzig is looking forward to an interactive workshop with a lot of interesting insights and fruitful discussions.




The FutureLab 2014


The oikos FutureLab is the biggest event in the annual oikos calendar which gathers representatives from the entire oikos community. It provides a 2-day platform for 120 participants to inspire, discover and develop joint perspectives on the future of sustainability in management and economics. It leverages our global network of student members, alumni, advisors, faculty and partners for action. It offers a “laboratory” to design initiatives, engage the oikos community in pursuing them and fuel our journey towards higher impact.


For more information click here.




What are Learning Circles?


A Learning Circle is a highly interactive, participatory structure for organizing group work within a subject area. The goal is to build, share and express knowledge through a process of open dialogue and deep reflection. Within each Learning Circle people with a common interest gain experience, knowledge and establish networks in their chosen subject area. The Learning Circle structure gives the oikos community the opportunity to map the landscape of a specific topic, get in touch with external inspirational experts and systematically spread the knowledge in our network. In 2014, seven Learning Circles were initiated: Leadership, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Energy, Economics, Fashion/Supply Chain and Management.


Learn about other Learning Circles here.