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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.

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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.

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We are pleased to announce that the CA Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at the University of Gloucestershire (UoG, Cheltenham Spa, UK) from 9 – 10 January 2014.

Situated in the town centre of Cheltenham Spa, an inland spa resort of handsome Regency architecture, broad avenues and fine parks , UoG has been recognised as a UK sector leader in the area of sustainability for its pioneering and visionary approach in this area. UoG pursues sustainability as ‘core business’, across academic and corporate portfolios and ESD is an institution-wide priority, aiming to expand organisational capabilities, student learning, research, outreach and professional development. The University has a large expertise in coordinating and managing national and international academic platforms, including CA.
The CA Conference will bring together national and international stakeholders engaged in transforming higher education (HE) towards sustainability. It will count with international renowned speakers such as Mr Mahesh Pradhan (UNEP and Founder of GUPES - Global University Partnerships in Environment and Sustanability, Kenya), Prof Geoff Scott (Executive Director of Sustainability and Professor of HE at the University of Western Sydney, Australia) and Dr Lorna Down (Teacher Education expert at the University of West Indies, Jamaica). Participants will be able to choose from a variety of capacity building workshops and social learning sessions on key sustainability and ESD topics.
The Conference will be followed by an AGM open to members only. The aim of this meeting is to provide a space for members to meet, share CA developments and progress for the period 2012-13, present CA financial accounts, vote the new Presidency team for the period 2014-15 and discuss future network plans.
Further information and details on the CA Conference and AGM will be communicated in the coming months. At this stage, we welcome ideas and feedback to ensure fruitful and enriching dialogues.
Please confirm your attendance before 30 November 2013 at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..