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The Copernicus Alliance Conference “Education for Sustainability – Building capacity in Higher Education” took place as the DESD comes to an end and the Global Action Programme on ESD is taking shape in Prague, 3 October. The Copernicus Conference reviewed the trends and changes in Higher Education towards sustainability over the last ten years, with an emphasis on whole-of-institution approaches, curriculum change, university educators, ESD competences and quality enhancement.

Prof Michael Scoullos, University of Athens and Vicky Malotidi, MEdIES Secretariat presented the paper entitled: “The Mediterranean Universities Response to the UN Decade on ESD” highlighting: (i) The  universities input in the drafting process of theMediterranean Strategy on ESD (ii) The capacity building activities of the Network of Mediterranean Universities on SD with emphasis on ESD (MedUnNET) for university staff (iii) The establishment of the UNESCO Chair and Network on Sustainable Development Management and Education in the Mediterranean in the University of Athens to facilitate coordination of ESD activities in the region. Furthermore, Prof Scoullos presented in the afternoon plenary session the Challenges Higher Education faces in addressing ESD”stressing out topics such as: the ESD approaches in HE; the re-orientation of HE moving towards transdisciplinarity; the role of HE in construction of a Global Vision; the required ESD approaches and the university educators competences to address the contemporary challenges.

One day before the Conference (October 2) the UE4SD Annual Meeting took part. UE4SD is a partnership (ERASMUS Network) of 55 higher education institutions, organisations and associations from Europe seeking pathways for progressing sustainability innovation in the higher education curriculum. Ms Vicky Malotidi, MIO-ECSDE and Prof Michael Scoullos, the University of Athens participated actively in the UE4SD meeting, reviewing the progress so far and planning next steps.


Read here the press releases of the UE4SD meetings: Press release 1, Press release 2

More information about the UE4SD project can be found here:

www. http://www.medies.net/staticpages.asp?aID=895&overRideCategory=1


Snapshots from the meetings in Prague






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