26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Doughnut Economics in Practice

Keynote speech by Carlota Sanz Ruiz and discussion on the promising economic model


In Czechia, the doughnut associates buying of votes during one of the previous election campaigns. In economic theory, however, it represents a model of coping with the engrained idea of endless economic growth. This popular pastry combines the demand for social justice and the fulfilment of everyone's basic leeds into one system, of course, within the limits of our planet. The concept has gained worldwide fame, is being put into practice in major European cities such as Amsterdam and Barcelona, has been discussed at the United Nations and will be the focus of our guests at the Inspiration Forum in Jihlava.


Keynote speech


Carlota Sanz Ruiz*

Regenerative economist, co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), DEAL’s Strategic Lead and activist. Her work focuses on enabling the concepts of Doughnut Economics to be turned into transformative practice, while ensuring they spread wide and with integrity. Carlota studied Business and Economics at Carlos III University in Madrid and grass-roots business transformation and narratives from the new economies, at Schumacher College. Prior to co-founding DEAL with Kate Raworth, Carlota worked for a decade in the financial sector in Spain and the UK and was the co-director of Economy for the Common Good in the UK – an international social movement promoting new economics.




Karolína Koubová

Mayor of Jihlava. She graduated in Theatre Management at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno (JAMU). She systematically honed her management skills in subsequent training programmes. She also gained foreign experience by studying in Finland at Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences, majoring in Business Management. Since 2009, she has dedicated herself to the DIOD theatre space, for which she prepared the production plan and which she has managed and successfully developed since its opening in 2011. Since 2014, she has been gaining political experience and she was successful with the Forum Jihlava initiative in local elections. Since 2018, she has been the Mayor of Jihlava.


Tadeáš Žďárský

Student of Environmental Studies at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University. He works in the non-profit organization NaZemi, where he promotes the concept of so-called non-growth - he lectures, conducts workshops, writes articles and also initiated the establishment of a Czech non-growth working group. In addition, he is also an educator and methodologist. He focuses mainly on climate education or the Futuropolis: School of Emancipation project, the aim of which is to bring critical pedagogy to the Czech environment. 


Moderated by


Jan Bittner

Economist working at the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Economics in Prague. He studied economic policy at the Faculty of Economics and Administration of Masaryk University Later, he worked as an economic analyst and subsequently also as an advisor to Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. He is currently balancing his work as an economic analyst at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic with his role as a caring father. As a member of the cooperative publishing house IDEA, he contributed to the publication of the Czech translation of Kate Raworth's The Doughnut Economics. He is a member of the Platform for a Decent Minimum Wage.


*Carlota Sanz Ruiz will join us live from London.

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