The COPERNICUS Alliance is a European network of universities and colleges committed to transformational learning and change for sustainable development. Working closely with its members and in partnership with strategic stakeholders, the COPERNICUS Alliance seeks to inform international and European higher education policy developments as well as support individual institutions in their journeys toward embedding change for sustainability in their institutional policies, teaching and research. COPERNICUS Alliance is committed to conducting these tasks in an open, transparent way, facilitating a growing exchange of ideas, opportunities to cooperate and mutual support with other actors in society.
Future Forward Summit – CA Conference 2018
Future Forward is a pioneering event for higher education in the heart of Brussels. Embrace a mix of (inter)national sustainable projects and visionary insights. Bring your own idea, share it with colleagues and refine it. Future Forward is a network festival for inspired higher education professionals that aims to show change, to make progress and to welcome the future.
For details of the inspiring and innovative workshops, please click here.
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February's edition of the newsletter includes CA members' news, events and publications, plus a presentation of new CA member, the University of Gävle. The newsletter can be accessed here.
The Future Forward Summit aims to bring together people who are connected to higher education and making a positive change for sustainability (*). We believe that in a world in transition, everyone is a part of the change.
Expect a conference where you will explore the inspiration driving the game-changing pioneers and learn how others dealt with our common challenges. And finally, you will bring it all back to you own ideas and projects: futureproof your project design with the help of like-minded colleagues and the input of experts from unexpected backgrounds.
Call for proposals: https://www.futureforwardsummit.com/call-for-proposals
Proposals are welcome by 25th May 2018.
Future Forward Summit website: https://www.futureforwardsummit.com/
(*) A positive change in higher education is necessary as a response to global environmental crises and vast social inequalities. It is deemed highly imperative for the current and future wellbeing of humanity and the planetary state.
With approximately 180 participants over 4 days of interactive, creative workshops, diverse panel sessions, keynotes, brain-walks and field trips, the HSDS was an inspiring, energising and thought-provoking event, brilliantly organised by a helpful, professional team whom we heartily thank for their excellent work!
Event documentation and reports will soon be available on the five topic rooms: Education for Sustainable Development, Reporting and Governance, Steering our Cities towards Sustainability, Higher Education Institutions – Aims, Agendas, Actors, Methods and Perspectives. Please check the HSDS website for documentation.
A survey of 111 HSDS participants on Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions was conducted to get an impression of participants' visions of the future of sustainability at higher education institutions. Read the survey results here!