The DECODE project will launch the European Deans Council for Sustainable Development on Nov. 3rd, 2021, in an event hosted online at 15:00h (CET). The DECODE Council aims to support a community of European deans and other heads of academic units (departments, faculties, schools) in their efforts to embed sustainable development at their institutions. The Council will bring together more than 150 colleagues to exchange views, share good practices and initiatives, and learn from each other in a “from deans to deans” philosophy. Peer exchange and peer-learning are pillars, ultimately contributing to the continuity of this project. A web-based platform will be created and will be the place where the Council’s activity and key project results (i.e. tools, online Empowerment Program) will be made available to the target groups.
In the official launch event, Prof. Charles Hopkins (UNESCO Chair in Reorienting Education towards Sustainability at York University) will deliver a presentation as a guest speaker. He is known for his wide expertise and work on a range of topics from quality education to educating for global citizenship and educating for a sustainable future.
Participants will also have the chance to learn more about the Council's initiative and share insights on how the Council can contribute to embedding sustainable development in their academic units. In addition, we will share several key insights from the surveys to deans (HEI Sustainability Analysis), that have been carried out in the framework of the DECODE project, with a more extensive overview in a follow-up seminar.
The event will be attended only by registered founding members of the DECODE project. The Council is open to new deans and heads of academic units or others responsible for driving sustainable development at the management level from around Europe. To become a founding council member, please fill in the form here. Get to know more about the DECODE project: www.decode-council.org