UE4SD Annual Conference 2015

Annual Meeting Programme

Updated on November 16, 2015

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9.00 – 18.00h

Cultural Center “La Corrala”-UAM, C/Carlos Arniches, 3 y 5, Madrid E-28005






Welcome – Prof Javier Benayas, UE4SD South region coordinator (Spain); Prof Carlos García de la Vega, Deputy Vice-Rector for Academic Staff, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain); and, Prof Daniella Tilbury, Vice-Chancellor University of Gibraltar and UE4SD Project Director (UK)


Interactive activity and UE4SD progress and achievements Prof Daniella Tilbury


Coffee break


Launch of UE4SD leading practice publication and online platform of resources - Dr. Dana Kapitulčinová, Charles University (Czech Republic) and Dr Alex Ryan, University of Gloucestershire (UK)


Breakout sessions: Knowledge and leading practice exchange on ESD professional development in higher education

Breakout session I (Red Room) – Facilitated byDr. Dana Kapitulčinová, Charles University (Czech Republic)

  • MedUnNET: Mediterranean professional development network for ESD – Prof Michael Scoullos, University of Athens (Greece)
  • ECOCAMPUS: Thematic learning networks in Flanders. Dr Ilse Rottiers, University Colleges Leuven-Limburg and Dr Ilse Rottiers, Ecocampus (Belgium)
  • CADEP-CRUE: Curricula and Sustainability Working Group – Dr Mercè Junyent, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • ENOAT: Professional development workshops of the European Network of Organic Agriculture University Teachers – Dr Dana Kapitulčinová, Charles University (Czech Republic)

Breakout session II (Green Room) – Facilitated by Richard Kromp, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria)

  • Green Academy: Programme for organisational ESD change at UK universities Prof Daniella Tilbury, University of Gibraltar (UK)
  • ISDE: Informal teachers’ network for mutual support in ESD – Prof Elena Dimitrova, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bulgaria)
  • LEUPHANA SEMESTER: ESD professional development module on Responsibility and Sustainability Prof Gerd Michelsen, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany)
  • BINE: Professional development ESD course for higher education teachers Richard Kromp, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, (Austria).

Breakout session III (Blue Room) – Facilitated by Dr Dzintra Iliško, Daugavpils University (Latvia)

  • LSF: ESD professional development scheme at University of Gloucestershire – Dr Alex Ryan, University of Gloucestershire (UK)
  • Innovation Projects for Sustainability: ESD professional development grant scheme, Basque Country – Aitxiber Zallo, University of Basque Country (Spain).
  • INDUCTION: ESD mentoring scheme for novice teachers – Dr Louca Panayiotis, Frederick University, (Cyprus).
  • ISE action research: Reorienting teachers’ dispositions towards ESD – Dr Dzintra Iliško, Daugavpils University (Latvia)




UE4SD Academy for ESD in Higher Education Dr Javier Benayas, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)

  • Autonomous University of Barcelona project Dr Marta Fonolleda
  • University of Girona project Prof Anna Maria Geli
  • University of Basque Country project – Aitxiber Zallo
  • University of Granada project – Dr José Gutiérrez


UE4SD next steps

  • Breakout session IV (Red Room): Enhancing UE4SD internal and external communications – Dr Jiří Dlouhý, Charles University (Czech Republic)
  • Breakout session V (Green Room): Reviewing quality of UE4SD strategies, processes and outputs– David Alba, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) and Dr Jesus Granados, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
  • Breakout session VI (Blue Room): UE4SD project exploitation– Marlene Mader, Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany) and University of Graz (Austria)


Coffee break


UE4SD project management and financial reporting Gideon Capie, University of Gloucestershire (UK)


Wrap up and final discussion Dr Ingrid Mulà, University of Gloucestershire (UK)