Be at the heart of a powerful international alliance

25th February 2015

The EAUC Annual Conference 2015, 'Challenging Connections', will provide a formal stage for all of the voices in the tertiary education sector so that they can inspire and challenge one another, and forge new connections.

We know that we will be more powerful and effective together and collaboration will put education at the heart of the international challenge to address climate change. So the EAUC is taking things to the next level to ensure you're better recognised for your contribution by inviting key international organisations to join us in Leeds to start to build a collective voice.

Coming to the University of Leeds on 24-25 March 2015 are education sustainability networks from: China, USA, Africa, Scandinavia, all over Europe, Japan, Australasia.

Why be a part of it?

Meet the world! What does sustainability look like in African, Chinese or Norwegian universities? What can we in the UK learn?

Make new global partners with colleagues from universities and colleges who are solving problems just like yours.

Add your voice to the next generation of global environmental performance and sustainability as we recognise we urgently need to take a collective step-up to the next level.

Be part of the first gathering of world’s sector networks as we meet at 'Challenging Connections' to put universities and colleges at the heart of solving climate change at COP21.

The Conference aims to bring together a truly international alliance for the first time since the 2012 Rio+20 side event.

The Rio+20 Earth Summit showed us the power of collaborative action and 2012 saw large number of the world’s sustainable university associations, projects and networks come together to run a powerful side event. As a result, our collective voice could be heard in the outcome document ‘The Future We Want’. In the run up to the world’s climate change convention COP21 in Paris this coming Autumn, it's time to build on this and grow the network globally so the sustainable university networks can speak with one voice.

International workshop highlights

We invite you to take part in our impressive line up of internationally focussed sessions taking place over the two days and to take advantage of the numerous networking opportunities to create a real dialogue.

• Keynote - Next generation sustainability at The University of British Columbia: beyond harm reduction. John Robinson, Associate Provost, Sustainability, The University of British Columbia (24 March)
• Think Local, Act Global! Global insight to UK sustainability challenges (24 March)
• Promoting South-North partnerships on Higher Education for Sustainability through GUPES - the Global University Partnership for Environment on Sustainability (25 March)
• Linking with Europe – mapping and building sustainability across universities and colleges in Europe (25 March)

View the full programme and all keynotes.

Special Member rates

We have special rates for EAUC Members to attend the whole Conference or any of the Summits. We hope you consider attending the whole Conference including the evening Gala Dinner so you get the full Conference experience. On 23 March, we also have the Effective Facilitation workshop helping you to get the most out of meetings and an informal evening gathering in the city centre.

Using our dedicated Conference website you can book your own places at the Conference and any of our Summits and also add on any student packages at the same time. Why not sponsor a student for only £70* (plus vat) to attend this truly inspirational global gathering or to attend the Student Sustainability Summit on 23 March for only £25 (incl vat).

We hope to see you in March!

Invited organisations:

AISHE 2.0 Network (Netherlands) CONFIRMED  |  Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education - AASHE (North America) CONFIRMED  |  Association for Promoting Sustainability in Campuses and Communities - APSCC (India)  |  Australasia Campuses Towards Sustainability - ACTS CONFIRMED  |  Austrian Ministry of Science and Research  |  Baltic University Programme (Sweden)  |  Campus Sustainability Network in Japan (CAS-Net) CONFIRMED  |  Central European University  |  Centre for Environment Education - CEE (India)  |  China Green University Network - CGUN  |  Copernicus Alliance (Europe) CONFIRMED  |  Ecocampus Belgium CONFIRMED  |  Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges – EAUC (UK) CONFIRMED  |  Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities - EMSU  |  ESD Network Netherlands CONFIRMED  |  European University Association  Z  Global University Partnership on Environment for Sustainability - GUPES (Global) CONFIRMED  |  Global University Network for Innovation - GUNI  |  Graines de Changement (France) CONFIRMED  |  Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network -  (HOAREC) CONFIRMED  |  Högre utbildning för Hållbar utveckling - HU2 (Sweden)  |  International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE)  |  International Sustainable Campus Network - ISCN (Global)  |  Journal of Cleaner Production (JClePro)  |  Journal of Education for Sustainable Development (JESD)  |  Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability  |  Korean Association for Green Campus Initiative (KACGI)  |  Mainstreaming Environment and Sustainability in Africa - MESA (all Africa) CONFIRMED  |  Nordic Sustainable Campus Network (NSCN) CONFIRMED  |  Regional University Consortium Asia Pacific (China) CONFIRMED  |  Rootability CONFIRMED  |  Sustainability Alliance of Austrian Universities  |  Sustainable Development at Universities Programme (Switzerland)  |  Unica Green Academic Footprint Network - UGAF (Europe) CONFIRMED
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