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Membership of the COPERNICUS Alliance (CA) provides excellent value and networking opportunities for higher education institutions, agencies and related organisations working on building sustainable futures. It offers updates on sector developments, best practice examples, access to the CA collection of resources, as well as opportunities for funding and research.

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Membership Benefits

Membership of the COPERNICUS Alliance (CA) provides excellent networking and professional development opportunities for higher education institutions, agencies and related organisations working on building sustainable futures. It offers updates on sector developments, exchange in best practice examples, opportunities for funding and joint research. 

By becoming an institutional member, your faculty, staff and students can enjoy the many services and benefits available:

  • Professional development: The CA offers excellent opportunities for professional development in leadership and organisational change for sustainability. As a member you will receive a discount to participate in CA workshops and training sessions. Members have priority in attending webinars on ESD topics led by researchers and practitioners in the field.
  • Opportunities to inform and influence policy developments in international dialogues: The CA is engaged and participates in international gatherings and dialogues which influence higher education policy. Members are encouraged to contribute to these activities (e.g. observer status at UNESCO, UNECE, RIO+20 Conference, …).
  • Subscription to the CA Newsletter: As a member you will receive our CA Newsletter which includes key information about the latest developments and events regarding sustainability and higher education in Europe and beyond, and also highlights CA members’ news and achievements. Through the newsletter you can also promote your sustainability initiatives to an international audience.
  • Dissemination opportunities: Members can contribute to scientific and CA publications as well as share good practice in the area of sustainability in higher education.
  • Participation in conferences and seminars: Members are encouraged to participate in events where we can develop issues in the forefront of sustainability in higher education. The CA also assists in communicating and promoting events organised by its members (and other organisations) to the designated audience. As a member, you will also receive a discount for the CA Annual Conference, which combines the opportunity to present papers with dedicated time for informal networking and interactive idea-sharing.
  • Financial support: 20% of the CA annual budget is aside to fund members’ initiatives such as joint workshops, conference, publications etc.
  • Funding and research: As a member you will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative European research projects and joint bidding with other institutional members.
  • Governance opportunities: CA members can participate and be part of the CA Scientific Steering Committee, task forces and working groups with full voting rights and shape the development of the organisation.
  • Profiling your work at an international level: The CA publicises and celebrates institutional member achievements through a variety of communication tools, including the CA Newsletters and e-Bulletins, website and publications. Institutional members can also be featured in the monthly CA Newsletters as “members of the month” for their outstanding work on sustainability.

 

Membership Types and Fees

Membership Members Description Membership fee
Institutional Member Colleges and universities

Full package of benefits

Full voting rights

EUR 1000
Institutional Trial Membership Colleges and universities

Full package of benefits

No voting rights

EUR 600
HE NGO Member Higher education non-profit organisations

Limited package of benefits

No voting rights

EUR 600
HE Associations and Agencies Membership HE associations and government agencies

Limited package of benefits

No voting rights

EUR 600
Observers University departments, individual researchers and students

Limited package of benefits

No voting rights

EUR 100
International Observers Non-European colleges, universities, individuals, departments and students

Limited package of benefits

No voting rights

EUR 100

  

  • We are offering a special insitituional trial membership for first-time subscribers, which allows you to enjoy all the benefits of CA membership during a whole year.
  • Higher Education  associations, agencies and non-profit organisations located in Europe can become members and actively engage in the network’s activities for a reduced rate. These members have full voting rights and can enjoy from all the CA package of benefits and services.
  • University departments, individual researchers and students can join as observers for a reduced membership rate. This will give access to resources and communication platforms but there are no voting rights, funding or profiling opportunities associated with this status.
  • Partners from outside the European region can become international observers.

 

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CA is self-financed and uses its funds to achieve its mission. CA also seeks external funding for projects and activities. The Leadership Team and Advisory Board members are volunteering positions.

Membership Fees

 

Membership

Members

Description

Membership fee

Institutional Member

Colleges and universities

Full voting rights

Full package of benefits

EUR 1000

Institutional Trial Membership

Colleges and universities

Full package of benefits

No voting rights

EUR 600

HE NGO Member

Higher education non-profit organisations

Full voting rights

Full package of benefits

EUR 600

HE Associations and Agencies Membership

HE associations and government agencies

Full voting rights

Full package of benefits

EUR 600

Observers

University departments, individual researchers and students

Limited package of benefits No voting rights

EUR 100

International Observers

Non-European colleges, universities, individuals, departments and students

Limited package of benefits No voting rights

EUR 100

Here you can find an overview on conferences and meetings of COPERNICUS Alliance (CA) members and partners. You may also be able to download relevant files that were produced during and in the aftermath of such meetings.

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map members klThe list below shows the institutions that represent the COPERNICUS Alliance (CA). FOUNDING MEMBERS are members who especially supported CA during the founding period in 2010 by donating an extra sponsorship.

Membership of CA provides excellent value and networking opportunities for higher education institutions, agencies and related organisations working on building sustainable futures. It offers updates on sector developments, best practice examples, access to the CA collection of resources, as well as opportunities for funding and research.

For more information on membership categories, fees and package of benefits, please click here.

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Management

COPERNICUS Alliance (CA) was established and is run by members, for members. It is coordinated by a Leadership Team and supported by an Advisory Board, a Network and a Finance Coordinator.

Leadership Team

The President and Vice-president are elected every second year by the CA members and Advisory Board.

Elected President 2017/18: Dr. Clemens Mader

University of Zurich, Switzerland

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Clemens Mader is working as a post-doctoral research associate in the sustainability team at University of Zurich (Switzerland). He holds a PhD in Human Geography, Sustainability and Innovation Sciences from University of Graz (Austria). His main research focus is in the field of sustainability transformations and assessment at the interface of education, research, policy and practice. More information on his latest publications can be found here.

Elected Vice-President 2017/18: Dr. Jana Dlouhá

Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic

Jana Dlouhá’s professional carrier is devoted to the environment and sustainable development initiatives. She has graduated from multidisciplinary Environmental Protection department in the Charles University and worked in the research Geological Institute till the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Afterwards she worked in the Federal Ministry of Environment CSFR and prepared the first European conference on ministerial level which initiated series of Environment for Europe conferences (1992, Dobříš, Czech Republic). After the breakdown of the federation in 1992 she worked in the newly established Charles University Environment Centre (CUEC) whose mission is to support interdisciplinary research and cooperation with other universities in the CR and internationally. As one of its first employees she helped this institution to develop in the past and now she is on a research position in the department of Education for sustainable development. Jana Dlouhá is also member of environmental NGOs (Society for Sustainable Living, Green Circle), active in the (inter)national expert groups (Member of UNESCO Reorientation Teacher Education for Sustainability Working Group, UNECE Working Group on ESD Indicators, Expert group on ESD for the Czech Government); she is founder and editor in chief of the Czech peer reviewed electronic journal focused on environmental and SD education – Envigogika: http://envigogika.cuni.cz/. She is involved in numerous national and international projects: most recent include “Interdisciplinary network of cooperation for policy development in the field of sustainable development” (http://mosur.czp.cuni.cz/) and University Educators for Sustainable development (http://www.ue4sd.eu/). She is an author of more than 100 publications – articles in journals, book chapters, she is an invited editor of the Journal of Cleaner Production.

Network Coordinator: Laura Henderson

Finance Coordinator: Mario Diethart

Finance

CA is self-financed and uses its funds to achieve its mission. CA also seeks external funding for projects and activities. The Leadership Team and Advisory Board members are volunteering positions.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is elected every four years by partner institutions:

  • Prof Anna Maria Geli, Professor at the University of Girona (UoG), Former Rector of UoG and President of CADEP-CRUE (2005-13), Spain
  • Prof Hans van Ginkel, Former Under Secretary General of United Nations, Rector of the United Nations University and Rector of Utrecht University, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Mr Dario Piselli, Law student at the University of Siena and Founder of Greening USiena, Italy
  • Mr Mahesh Pradhan, Head of UNEP's Environmental and Training Unit, Kenya
  • Prof Daniella Tilbury (Past President 2012-14), University of Gloucestershire, UK
  • Prof Friedrich M. Zimmermann, Professor of Geography and Regional Science, former CA President (2010-2012), University of Graz, Austria

 

Vision

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.

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COPERNICUS Alliance 
European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development
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CONTACT
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