The Educating Future Change Agents (EFCA) project, a joint research initiative of Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany and Arizona State University, USA has been conducting research since 2016 which seeks to collect empirical evidence on how key competencies in sustainability can be effectively developed. A team of researchers has carried out an integrated and innovative multi-case study design at both universities and initial results are beginning to be published.
This project seeks to go beyond offering yet another individual case study and has thus initiated a final project phase of integrating the evidence and producing generalizable insights. Rather than staying cloistered within the project team, we have launched an innovative initiative to strengthen our synthesis. From May to July 2019 we have invited leading scholars from around the world to participate in a series of workshops where we jointly engage in the evidence our project has produced. These experts include Stefan Bengtsson (Uppsala University, Sweden), Robert Vanwynsberghe (University of British Columbia, Canada), Katrien van Peock (Ghent University, Belgium), Rodrigo Lozano (University of Gavle, Sweden) and a team from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Australia).