Events

Events

 
The dates and events are continually updated.
 

May
25
Fri
2018
GFAS @ Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe Workshop @ Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
May 25 @ 9:00 – 17:00

The Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, launched by the European Commission in 2010, holds a workshop under the topic “How to more successfully match and interlink academic research with urban challenges” and the core question is: how can we drive forward the urban transformations towards sustainable and livable cities according to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Europe and beyond?

The workshop will be held in Leipzig in joint cooperation with the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ. The target group of the event consists of experts from cities / municipalities, urban practitioners and urban scientists, and with this JPI particularly aims at critically reflecting the existing situation and to foster mutual benefits by a strong exchange between expertise and experiences.

Jun
13
Wed
2018
GFAS @ Int. symposium “Brain Power for Sustainable Development” @ Conference Center at the Federal Press Conference
Jun 13 @ 9:30 – 18:00

Brain Power for Sustainable Development
The Cognitive Preconditions for a Successful Sustainability Transition

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda was a landmark achievement for the United Nations, providing for a shared global vision on sustainable development. The scale and ambition of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are unprecedented and require new and innovative approaches.

A better understanding of the cognitive dimensions of human agents in their individual and collective behavior could be the key to implementing the different goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda in an coordinated manner. The symposium addresses the question of how to strengthen “brain power” for sustainable development and aims at identifying the cognitive preconditions for a successful sustainability transition.

With this symposium, the Leopoldina continues the dialogue between science and politics on sustainability and builds on the symposium “The Turn to Sustainability?”, which was held in Berlin in October 2016.

Jul
2
Mon
2018
GFAS @ General Assembly European Movement Germany @ Austrian Embassy
Jul 2 @ 8:30 – 15:30

The German Federal Association for Sustainability participates at the annual general meeting of the European Movement Germany as a full member.

Sep
11
Tue
2018
GFAS @ Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe Workshop 3 @ Cascais Municipality
Sep 11 @ 15:00 – 22:00

European workshop “Bridging the gap between research and practice: how to more successfully involve entrepreneurs into the implementation process?”.

The → Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, launched by the European Commission in 2010 holds a workshop in Lisbon and Cascais in cooperation with FCT and the Cascais Municipality. The target group consists of relevant entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that meet the cities’ needs and bring them together with both the scientific community and the city administrations. Special focus will be given to addressing the aim of widening JPI participation to businesses and to further reduce the implementation gap.

This event is the last of a three workshop series and will focus on enhancing practical implementenation of research results, giving the possibility to formulate needs and to share know-how and experience with key stakeholders engaged in urban transformation processes.

Sep
12
Wed
2018
GFAS @ Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe Workshop 3 @ Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações
Sep 12 @ 10:00 – 17:30

European workshop “Bridging the gap between research and practice: how to more successfully involve entrepreneurs into the implementation process?”.

The → Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, launched by the European Commission in 2010 holds a workshop in Lisbon and Cascais in cooperation with FCT and the Cascais Municipality. The target group consists of relevant entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that meet the cities’ needs and bring them together with both the scientific community and the city administrations. Special focus will be given to addressing the aim of widening JPI participation to businesses and to further reduce the implementation gap.

This event is the last of a three workshop series and will focus on enhancing practical implementenation of research results, giving the possibility to formulate needs and to share know-how and experience with key stakeholders engaged in urban transformation processes.

Sep
26
Wed
2018
Federal Award for Sustainability | Award ceremony @ Forum Factory
Sep 26 @ 19:00 – 22:00

A total of 16 organizations, initiatives, institutions and companies were nominated for the Federal Award for Sustainability 2018. From the circle of nominees the winners have been selected who will receive an the award in a ceremony.

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the German Federal Association for Sustainability, the awarding of the Federal Sustainability Award 2018 takes place in a new format. In its capacity as a civil society-organized national non-governmental organization, the German Federal Association for Sustainability donates the “Federal Award for Sustainability” as an award for particularly sustainable actions and actions in the four categories of society, politics, administration and business.

You can find the nominations → here (German only).

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