Filka Sekulova

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Filka Sekulova is based at ICTA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She holds a doctoral degree in ecological economics with a specialization in happiness and climate change UAB. Presently she is doing a post doctorate research on the success factors of community-based initiatives, part of the  European research project TESS ( Her research interests center around the economics of happiness, income and degrowth. She is a member of Research & Degrowth and the international community working on the establishment of the international scientific conferences on degrowth (

Recent publications:

Sekulova, F. Anguelovski, I., Kiss, B., Kotsila, P. Baró, F., Voytenko Palgan, Y., Connolly, J. 2021. The governance of nature-based solutions in the city at the intersection of justice and equity, Cities, Vol. 112/103136

Sekulova, F. Anguelovski, I., Argüelles, L., Conill,J. 2017. A ‘fertile soil’ for community initiatives: a new analytical framework. Environment and Planning A. Vol. 49(10), pp: 2362–2382

Sekulova, F. Kallis, G, Schneider, F. 2017. Climate change, happiness and income from a degrowth perspective, in Victor, P. and Dolter, B. Handbook on Growth and Sustainability, Edward Elgar Publishing

Videira, N., Schneider,F. Sekulova, F., Kallis, G. 2013. Improving understanding on degrowth pathways: An exploratory study using collaborative causal models, Futures, Vol.55, pp. 58-77.

Sekulova, F. and van den Bergh, J. 2013. Income, Climate and Happiness: An Empirical Study for Barcelona. Global Environmental Change, Vol.3-5, pp.1467-1475.

Demaria, F., Schneider, F., Sekulova, F. and Martinez-Alier, J. 2013. What is Degrowth? From an Activist Slogan to a Social Movement, Environmental values, Vol. 22, pp. 191-215(25).

Sekulova, F., Rodríguez-Labajos, B, Kallis, G. and Francois Schneider. 2012. Degrowth: from theory to practice. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 38, pp:1-6.

Schneider F., Sekulova F., Rijnhout L. 2010. Die Degrowth-Bewegung. Ein Blumenstrauß von Strategien. In: Nach dem Wachstum, Politische Ökologie 121.