#EFSES2020
European Forum on Science & Education for Sustainability
6 October 2020, virtual event - live from Berlin

Conference Programme

The programme is constantly updated.

09:15
Welcome
09:20
Added Dimension – Perspective from the greatest arctic expedition of all time
09:45
Official Opening - The Political Perspective

From Ambition to Action: Building a Strong, Resilient and Green Union with Research and Education

Political Statements & Discussion
Anja Karliczek
, German Federal Minister of Education and Research

Presentation of a European Sustainability Project - netzwerk n e.V.

10:15
Break
10:30
European Sustainability Discourse

Part I: From Ambition to Action – Scaling and Deploying Sustainable Innovation

Part II: From Ambition to Action – Fostering Behavioral Change for a Sustainable Europe

Panelists for Part I & II
Saori Dubourg, Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, Head of BASF Sustainability Board
Connie Hedegaard, Chair EU Mission Board on Adaptation to Climate Change including Societal Change
Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Daniella Tilbury, Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar

Discussion Inputs and additional Panelists - Practical Success Stories
Rasmus Errboe, Senior Vice President Ørsted, Head of Region Continental Europe (for Part I)
Leendert Verhoef, Program Lead Living Labs, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (for Part II)

Video Message
Sarah Wiener, MEP, Austrian Green Party, Founder Sarah Wiener Foundation


„Have your say!" Opportunity to bring in Questions through chat-master

12:00
Break / Q&A with panelists from European Sustainability Discourse

During the break participants have the opportunity to bring in questions to the panelists from the previous discourse

13:00
Goal Setting for Workshops

Volker Rieke, Director General at Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission

13:20
“HAVE YOUR SAY!” – Agenda Setting “From Ambition to Action”

Parallel Workshops:
1. Making Europe Climate-neutral
2. Reversing Inequalities
3. Moving Education towards Sustainability
4. Circular Economy for SDGs

Workshops will develop concrete suggestions on how to enhance the impact of research and education for a sustainable Europe with focus on Horizon Europe and Erasmus+. Results will be summarized in a short conference paper.

16:45
First Results & Steps Ahead

Workshop Leaders – Presentation of highlight results
Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission
Volker Rieke, Director General at Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Helena Pereira, President of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal

17:15
Official End of Event