The Open Meeting of UNESCO Chairs on Education for Sustainable Development, within the 3rd International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences
Article published on 29-10-2020
Between 15 – 16 October, the Bucharest University of Economic Studies organized the 3rd International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences (ICESS) on Innovative Business Models to Restart the Global Economy.
This conference provided an opportunity for academics and all those interested in Economics and Social Sciences to discuss and exchange research ideas, especially in the light of the recent crisis determined by COVID-19. Researchers, PhD students and practitioners submitted papers on topics related to new models in entrepreneurship and innovation, sustainability and education, data science and digitalization, marketing and finance, that will develop innovative instruments for countries, businesses and education post- crisis.
Part of the Conference, there was organized the Open Meeting of UNESCO Chairs on Education for Sustainable Development, under the patronage of the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO. Mrs. Daniela Zaharia, Secretary – General, joined experts of UNESCO Chairs in Europe to discuss access to quality education on sustainable development at all levels and in all social contexts, how to transform society by reorienting education and helping people develop knowledge, skills, values and behaviours needed for sustainable development.
With a world population of 7 billion people and limited natural resources, we, as individuals and societies need to learn to live together sustainably. We need to take action responsibly based on the understanding that what we do today can have implications on the lives of people and the planet in the future. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) empowers people to change the way they think and work towards a sustainable future. UNESCO supports the inclusion of sustainable development issues, such as climate change and biodiversity, into teaching and learning. Individuals are encouraged to be responsible actors who resolve challenges, respect cultural diversity and contribute to creating a more sustainable world.
The full programme of the ICESS Conference is available below.