The preliminary programme for the co-creation conference Beyond Growth - Indicators and politics for people and planet is as follows and will be updated closer to the event. The conference is being organized by Finnish Development NGOs – Fingo together with Finland's National Commission on Sustainable Development and five thematic partners, and will be hosted by Tuuli Kaskinen, Executive Advisor, Demos Helsinki think tank.

Day 1, Monday 28 October

Helsinki Congress Paasitorni

Registration starts
Open Seminar: Transformation to carbon-neutral society – the role of beyond GDP indicators, in partnership with the Dialogue on European Decarbonisation Strategies (DEEDS) project
Morning coffee and break before the invitation-only event starts
Official opening of the conference
Keynote speaker: Jason Hickel, writer and anthropologist, London School of Economics
Q&A and reflection with the participants
Plenary discussion on themes and objectives of the thematic working groups

Discussions in groups to form the recommendations (2,5 hours)

Each thematic working group will be kicked off by a motivational speech on the specific topic

1. Equality of Income, Wealth and Opportunities / organized by SOSTE
2. Resilience and Respecting the Ecosystem Boundaries / organized by EEB
3. Transition to Carbon Neutral Circular Economy / organized by Sitra
4. Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development – How European Policies Affect the Global South / organized by CONCORD
5. Respecting Human Rights in Business / organized by Fairtrade Finland and FELM

All groups will be facilitated by the thematic partners and Fingo

Afternoon coffee
Conference day one ends
Task force continues distilling the recommendations for the next plenary

Empire Hall in the Old Town Hall of Helsinki

Reception hosted by the City of Helsinki at Empire Hall in the Old Town Hall of Helsinki

Day 2, Tuesday 29 October

Helsinki Congress Paasitorni

Morning coffee
Conference day two starts
Keynote speaker: Tim Ellis, Deputy Director, Performance and Outcomes, Scottish Government. "The use of wellbeing and sustainability indicators in the National Performance Framework"
Q&A and reflection with the participants
Plenary on the recommendations based on the discussions presented by the task force
Discussions and conclusion in thematic groups (3,5 hours)
Lunch, coffee and posters
Presentation of the recommendations to Raimo Luoma, State Secretary to the Prime Minister of Finland

Panel discussion on the way forward:
Mladen Domazet, Research Director, Institute for Political Ecology, Croatia 
Elisabeth Freytag-RiglerHead of the EU Coordination for Climate and Environment, Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Austria
Raimo Luoma,State Secretary to the Prime Minister of Finland
Paul Okumu, Head of Secretariat of the Africa Platform
Fulvia Raffaelli, Head of Unit for Clean Technologies and Products in the Directorate General GROW, European Commission

Closure of the conference:
Juha-Erkki Mäntyniemi, Executive Director at Fingo