During the 2016 COPERNICUS Alliance Conference that took place in Vienna on 14-15 September, a MoU was signed between IAU and COPERNICUS Alliance. It marks a long history of cooperation and officialise the wish to jointly foster HESD.
With this MoU, both organizations will cooperate and develop joint actions supporting the principles and areas of interest outlined in the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) and 2030 Development Agenda and related UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The list of actions annexed to the MoU includes, among others, a joint Call for papers and a professional training programme on HESD leadership.
About COPERNICUS Alliance
COPERNICUS Alliance is a European Network of Higher Education Institutions which promotes transformational learning and change for sustainable development within the higher education sector. Through partnership with society, it aims to re-orient higher education programmes and research towards sustainable development; it promotes best practice regarding the sustainable management of university campuses. It seeks to build partnerships with business, government agencies and civil society to foster sustainability at the local and global level.
Kindly note that this news item was originally published on September 27th, 2016.