Call for Contributions: University Alliance for Sustainability Spring Campus 2017 Conference

23rd January 2017

The second Spring Campus conference is being organised in the framework of the ‘University Alliance for Sustainability’ from March 27-31 2017 at Freie Universität Berlin.

Besides four different research workshops a workshop directed towards university staff working in the field of sustainability will be offered: Workshop V “Participation as Trigger for Committed University Communities”.

For this workshop, contributions for a poster session are being called for where best practice examples from universities and sustainability networks shall be presented.

The Management Workshop shall serve as a platform to share experiences on the topic of participation in the university context. To this end invite submissions for a poster session on best practice cases for Tuesday, March 28 from 2-4pm are invited.

The poster should address one of the following topics:
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Leadership & Organizational Learning
• Student Initiatives

As a first step you are asked to send a short description (1–3 pages) about your activities, which should include pioneering experiences or successful systematic approaches.

In a second step all selected contributors will be asked to present their project in a poster session during the Management Workshop.
Each activity or project should address the following questions:
• What was the level of participation implemented in your project (see e.g. this website)
• What were the advantages and disadvantages/challenges of using a participatory approach?

Proposals should be sent to the Program Manager Katrin Risch ( by Monday, January 30. All selected contributors will be informed by beginning of February. Selected participants may apply for financial assistance (travel and accommodation costs).

Further information and a complete program of the Spring Campus 2017 will be available on the UAS website soon. Until then you are invited to browse the documentation of the 2016 event.
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