COPERNICUS Alliance European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development. Mario Diethart, Clemens Mader, Maik Adomssent University of Graz, Leuphana University. Vision.
Mario Diethart, Clemens Mader, Maik Adomssent
University of Graz, Leuphana University
The vision of the COPERNICUS Alliance is to promote the role of sustainable development in European higher education to improve education and research for sustainable development in partnership with society.
bearing responsibility for the students and their professional and moral quality as future leaders in society and economy.
tackling questions arising with the transition of societies around the world towards more sustainable development.
shaping their local, regional and national environment and important partner of other stakeholders, and society at large, for a sustainable future.
Graz Declaration (2005)
Therefore the COPERNICUS Alliance aims to be an innovation network consisting of universities, NGOs, public institutions, higher education entities and individual members.
“COPERNICUS European Interdisciplinary Research on Sustainability”
In a plan milestones and actions are defined according to a rationale:
“[…] provision of research partnership for sustainability research across Europe”
“Kick off meeting at Bristol supported by interdisciplinary global eco-justice project. Review remit – discuss themes and make decisions about futureroles and tasks; Develop first funding bids – outlines and teams”
“Initial survey of research networks for sustainability in the EU and plan of how to link with them/inform them of the COPERNICUS network and agenda”
“Formation of wider group with advisors/participants from EU funding councils etc.”
New members are welcome anytime
Annual meeting in 2011
Workshop in Brussels in 2011
Meetings at conferences and spreading information (e.g. at the “5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education”; World Sustainable Development Teach-In Day 2010)
Updated COPERNICUS Charta
Ongoing work within working groups (collaboration via “elgg” platform)