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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.

Upcoming Events

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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.

Please see the call for proposals here. Deadline 25th May.

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Summit Days - September 26th - 29th 2017, organized by the Universität Hamburg Center for a Sustainable University, is an international event that brings together several academic sustainability networks.

Key topics to be addressed at this interactive conference:

  • Contribution of Higher Education Institutions to global SDGs: What impact do SDGs generate on HEI and vice versa?
  • Sustainability at Higher Education Institutions (HEI): How is sustainability integrated into education, research, governance, operation and outreach? What good practice examples and cases can be identified for “whole institution approaches”? How can institutional sustainability strategies be developed and implemented.

CA members are eligible to a reduced fee of 100 EUR. More information about registration can be found here.

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