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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



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.

For details of the inspiring and innovative workshops, please click here

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An MoU between CA and IAU was signed at the COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2016 in Vienna on 15th September 2016. This paves the way for cooperation on developing guidelines for integration of SD at all institutional levels to serve the UNESCO Global Action Plan of ESD.

  • development of a joint special issue of the the Higher Education Policy journal
  • allocation of funds for prizes for papers
  • development of IAU HESD portal
  • systematic mutual invitation to CA/IAU events
  • development of professional training programmeon HESD leadership

For more details read the Memorandum of Understanding