A close dialogue between science, business, politics and society is necessary in order to address the major societal challenges Europe is facing today. There is great potential for major contributions by science and universities to overcoming these challenges. Therefore, the University of Göttingen, together with its partners in the European University Alliance ENLIGHT, is organising a European conference on 19–20 November to discuss these challenges and perspectives for a Europe of Sustainability.
The University of Tartu is represented in the workshop panels by Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Aune Valk and Professor of Data Science Raul Vicente Zafra.
The keynote address will be delivered by Mariya Gabriel, EU-Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. ERC President ad interim, Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon will join us for a panel discussion on the conference topic. Six webinars with high-profile speakers – many from ENLIGHT Universities – will address pressing issues such as inclusive societies, environment and sustainability, or the potential of education and digitisation for sustainable development in Europe. Among the speakers are Sophia Erikson Waterschoot, Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+ in the Directorate General of the European Commission, Prof. Veronika Bílková, Institute of International Relations Prague and Vice-President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, and many distinguished experts from all over Europe.
Attendance via Zoom videoconferencing is open for all and free of charge. Go to www.uni-goettingen.de/sustainableeurope for programme details and the registration.
The conference is part of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.