The Copernicus Alliance (CA) elected a new President and Vice-President at their recent Annual General Meeting which took place at Kerkrade in November 2011. Professor Daniella Tilbury (University of Gloucestershire, UK) was elected as President and Dr Clemens Mader (University of Graz, Austria) was elected as Vice-President. The new Team is committed to prioritising Education for Sustainability activities, strengthening Rio+20 outcomes for higher education and extending the network across Europe.

The Copernicus Alliance Secretariat moved to the University of Gloucestershire at the end of January. Dr Ingrid Mulà is the new contact point for Copernicus Alliance membership activities and inquiries. The new team will seek to engage the membership in various activities throughout the year and welcomes your ideas and feedback.
The Team would like to thank former President, Prof Friedrich M. Zimmermann, Vice-President, Prof Gerd Michelsen, and Copernicus Alliance Officer, Mario Diethart, for their invaluable and outstanding work during the period 2010-11. These colleagues have successfully re-energised the Copernicus partnership after a period of little activity.