Referent: François Schneider
François Schneider is a degrowth researcher and activist. Since 2001, he is active in the development of the degrowth concept and debate in France and Europe with publications, speeches, marches, organisation of events. In 2004–2005 he went around France to support the start of degrowth activist groups. Founding with Denis Bayon the research group Research and Degrowth in 2006, he initiated and organised the first and second scientific conference on degrowth for Sustainability and Equity in Paris in 2008 and Barcelona in 2010. He is involved in the project Can Decreix, a degrowth relay at the french-spanish border putting into practice ideas around degrowth.