The COPERNICUS Alliance Conference

Taking place in the year the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD, 2005-14) comes to an end and the Global Action Programme on ESD is taking shape, the COPERNICUS Alliance Conference is schedule for October 3, 2014 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

The theme for the COPERNICUS Alliance Conference is “Education for Sustainability: Building Capacity in Higher Education.” Scheduled for October 3, 2014 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, participants will review major trends and changes in higher education towards sustainability over the last ten years, with an emphasis on whole-of-institution approaches, curriculum change, university educators, ESD competences and quality enhancement.

A state of the art report, which maps existing ESD professional development opportunities for university educators in Europe, will be presented at the event. This report has been developed as part of a newly funded European project, University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) that is coordinated by CA.

The keynote speakers at the conference are:

  • Ms Bianca Bilgram - Rep of the Bureau of the UNECE Strategy for ESD and Head the Secretariat UN DESD of the German Commission for UNESCO, Germany
  • Prof Gerd Michelsen - UNESCO Chair in HE for SD, Germany
  • Dr Jana Dlouhá - Researcher at Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Ms Lenka Parkánová - President of Oikos International, Switzerland/Czech Republic
  • Dr Clemens Mader - CA Vice-President, Germany
  • Dr Mark Pegg - Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, UK (TBC)
  • Prof Daniella Tilbury - CA President and Chair of the UNESCO M&E Group for the DESD, UK

For further information, abstract submissions and registration details, click here to download the Conference Brochure, visit the Conference website or send an email to the CA leadership team.

Please note, online REGISTRATIONS and ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE is Tuesday 15 July.

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