This international Conference is taking place in the year the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development  (DESD, 2005-14) comes to an end and the Global Action Programme on ESD is taking shape. The Conference will review major 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. A state of the art report which maps existing ESD professional development opportunities for university educators in Europe will be presented at the event. This report has been developed as part of a newly funded European project entitled University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) coordinated by CA.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Ms Bianca Bilgram (Rep of the Bureau of the UNECE Strategy for ESD and Head the Secretariat UN DESD of the German Commission for UNESCO, Germany); Prof Gerd Michelsen (UNESCO Chair in HE for SD, Germany); Dr Jana Dlouhá (Researcher at Charles University, Czech Republic); Ms Lenka Parkánová (President of Oikos International, Switzerland/Czech Republic); Dr Clemens Mader (CA Vice-President, Germany); Dr Doug Parkin (Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, UK); and, Prof Daniella Tilbury (CA President and Chair of the UNESCO M&E Group for the DESD, UK).

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