2016 UE4SD Conference


Monday 27 June

9:00-15:00 UE4SD Annual Meeting - for UE4SD members only 


16:30 Registration

17:00 Opening

The Hon. Fabian Picardo Chief Minister of Gibraltar

17:15 Welcome

  • Prof. Daniella Tilbury, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gibraltar
  • UE4SD Steering Committee representative (TBA).

17:30 Panel - International and UN frameworks on ESD in Higher Education

Chair: His Excellency Lieutenant-General Edward Davis CB CBE, Governor and Commander-in-Chief

  • Dr Alexander Leicht, Chief, Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO Paris
  • Adriana Valenzuela, Education, Training and Public Awareness, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat UNCTAD
  • Dr Fabrice Millet, Chief ASYCUDA Programme, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

19:00 Overview of Conference Programme

Dr Ingrid Mulà, UE4SD Project Coordinator

19:15 Launch of the Online UE4SD Platform

  • The Hon. Gilbert Licudi, Minister for Education, Justice and International Exchange of Information (TBC)
  • Dr Alexander Leicht, Chief, Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO Paris

20:00 Reception

Tuesday 28 June

9:30 Copernicus Alliance Keynote

Prof Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Murray & Roberts Chair of Environmental Education and Sustainability at Rhodes University, South Africa

10:15 Panel response to the keynote

Moderator: Dr Jana Dlouhá, COPERNICUS Alliance and Charles University Prague

  • Prof Gerd Michelsen, Senior Professor, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
  • Dr Alex Ryan, Director of Sustainability, University of Gloucestershire
  • Prof Peter Corcoran, Professor of Environmental Studies and Education, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Prof Michael Scoullos, UNESCO Chair, University of Athens, Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE)

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Parallel sessions

Professional Development

Chair: Dr Maik Adomssent, Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Pathways for Quality and Partnerships

Chair: Dr Jana Dlouhá, COPERNICUS Alliance and Charles University Prague

Possibilities for Change

Chair: Dr Paula Lindroos, Uppsala University, Baltic University Programme

  • 13:00 Lunch

14:30 Panel session: “Universities as beacons of change for sustainability”

Moderation: Dr Alex Ryan, University of Gloucestershire (UK)

  • Prof Nick Foskett, Chair of Academic Board, University of Gibraltar and Former Vice-Chancellor of Keele University
  • Dr Rodrigo Lozano, Subject Editor for the Journal of Cleaner Production and Assistant
  • Professor at the University of Utrecht
  • Prof Fernando Galván - President of the CRUE Sustainability Commission & Rector of the Universidad de Alcalá

16:00 Coffee break

16:30 UE4SD Higher Education Academy Experience

Convenor: Prof Javier Benayas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


  • Dr Mercè Junyent, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Leslie Collazo, Universitat de Girona
  • Prof. José Gutiérrez, Universidad de Granada
  • Aitxiber Zallo, Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU)

18:30 Closing

Prof Daniella Tilbury, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gibraltar and UE4SD Project Director - Words and Music

20:00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday 29 June



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