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Relevant events in the region

Sub-Regional Workshops

The workshop on the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD for the subregion of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (8-9 November 2006, Moscow, the Russian Federation) see more...

The workshop on the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD for the subregion of South-East Europe (28 November 2005, Athens, Greece) see more...

Other Events: 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009


UNESCO World Conference on ESD – Moving into the Second Half of the United Nations Decade of ESD, Bonn (Germany), 31 March - 2 April 2009

Five years into the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development the Conference aims to highlight the relevance of ESD to all of education; promote international exchange on ESD; carry out a stock-taking of the implementation of the UN Decade, and develop strategies for the way ahead.

For additional information please see the Conference website. Please also see the call for participation of relevant stakeholders (En / Fr).


Choose the Future - Education for Sustainability Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada), 26 – 28 November 2008

Choose the Future is a conference for everyone who understands that education is required to sustain our future. Be a part of this unique forum on the actions and connections between achieving economic goals, just social systems, and a healthy environment.

Designed for educators who wish to embed the principles and practices of sustainable development in their teaching and program planning, this conference also applies toleaders of business, NGO’s and government who wish to engage their employees and stakeholders in sustainable practices and operations.

For additional information please see the Conference website.

The 7-th Subregional Central Asian Conference on ESD, Almaty (Kazakhstan), 20 - 22 November 2008

The 7-th Subregional Central Asian Conference on ESD is dedicated to the self-evaluation and monitoring of the ESD process in Central Asian countries, and aims to assist countries in their preparation for the mandatory national reporting exercise on progress in the implementation of the UNECE Strategy for ESD and the United Nations Decade of ESD, to take place in 2010.

For more information please see the provisional agenda of the Conference.

International Workshop "Visions and preparations for a common blueprint on Education for Sustainable Development, Gothenburg (Sweden), 11 - 12 November 2008

The workshop is a follow-up of the previously arranged ESD-workshops:
=>Drivers and Barriers for Implementing Learning for Sustainable Development in Higher Education” (2005);
=>Drivers and Barriers for Learning for Sustainable Development in Pre-School, School and Teacher Education” (2006);
=>The role of early childhood education in a sustainable society (2007);
=>The Right to Knowledge - Public Learning for Sustainable Development - Laboratory for Democratic Learning (2007).

The aim with the workshop is to prepare a set of recommendations as a contribution to the declaration of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development in 2009. More information.

“International Conference on Education for Sustainable Development” Bordeaux, (France), 27 - 29 October 2008

Under the high patronage of UNESCO and in the context of the French Presidency of the European Union, France will held a conference, gathering the French, European, Mediterranean and Francophone actors on themes relating to education, training, information and awareness-raising in the field of environment and sustainable development. More informaiton in English and French languages is available on the website: http://www.decennie-france.fr/

First announcement (in English); Second announcement (in French)

OECD Workshop on Education for Sustainable Development, Paris (France), 11 - 12 September 2008

The information about the workshop is available on the OECD website.


R.A.V.E. Space Project Final Conference “Values of Space and Sustainable Spatial Development: the Role of Education”, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 3-4 December 2007

Draft Agenda

more information

Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education. Ahmedabad (India), 26-28 November 2007

more information

Call for Mediterranean Crossroads: Migrations, Youth, Diversity, Cultures and Religions. Monopoli, Puglia (Italy), 6- 10 June

more information

1st International Meeting of the" Marrakech task force on education for sustainable consumption" Genoa (Italy), 16-17 April 2007.

information note / agenda/registration form

Conference "Environmental Science and Education in Latvia and Europe", Riga (Latvia) , 8-9 February 2007

more information

European Union Presidency Conference on ESD, 24-25 May 2007, Berlin (Germany)

more information / www.dekade.org, www.unesco.de

Education Fair 'didacta' with a special section on Education for Sustainable Development. 27 February- 3 March 2007, Cologne (Germany)

E-mail: leicht@esd.unesco.de

Fourth World Environmental Education Congress, 2–6 July 2007, Durban, South Africa


Workshop on Quality Systems for ESD in Higher Education, the Netherlands, 2007

more information will be availible in due time


10th APEID conference focused on ESD, Hanoi, Vietnam, 5-8 December 2006


Fifth International Anniversary Sub-regional Conference on ESD, 23-25 October 2006, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


More information / Draft Agenda / Contact

International COPERNICUS Conference "Sustainable
Development in the European Higher Education Area", 11-14 October 2006, Carl von Ossieztky University Oldenburg, Germany


Seminar " Environmental Education for Sustainable Development", 9-10 October 2006, Viterbo, Italy

More information

Workshop on future scenarios regarding ecosystems' assessment, 27-30 September 2006, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

more information will be availible in due time

2nd European Fair on Education for
Sustainability, 13-15 September 2006, Hamburg, Germany

Contact: Mr. Walter Leal (Web: http://www.tutech.de; E-mail: leal@tutech.de)

International Environmental Children Summer Camp (Russian Federation, Summer, 2006)


3rd International Conference on Education and Economic Development,
Preveza, Greece
26-27 May 2006

Conference on Education for Sustainable Development;
Vienna/Austria, 13 – 15 March 2006


Programme English German French


European education fair - Didacta, 20-24 February 2006, Hanover, Germany

Information note


UK Launch Conference for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development; London, UK; 13 December 2005

Information note

Workshop on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Education for Sustainable Development Zagreb,roatia, 5 - 6 December 2005

Chair’s Summary

International Conference for the Official Launching of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean Region; 26-27 November 2005, Athens


V Annual International Conference of REC Caucasus on
Education for Sustainable Development, November 1-2, 2005; Tbilisi, Georgia


Halifax Consultation: "Sustainability in Higher Education"Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 27-29 2005


3rd World Environmental Education Congress, Torino, Italy, 2-6 October 2005


Inauguration of the UNESCO Chair in “Higher Education for Sustainable Development”, Lüneburg, Germany, 25– 27 September 2005

Information note

4-th Sub regional Central Asian Conference on Education for Sustainable Development,21-22 September 2005, Almaty


CEEE-Conference:'Environmental education and sustainable development; from policy into practice' Klaipéda, Lithuania, 13 -17 September 2005

more info

Conference "Education for Sustainable Development - Building Capacity and Empowerment", Esbjerg, Denmark, 19-22 May 2005



Work-session: Implementing Education for Sustainable Development, Heerlen, the Netherlands, 20-23 October 2004