We are glad to invite you to submit a paper for the 1st International Virtual Conference on the theme:


The main purpose of the conference is to share, learn and multiply innovative practices that make a difference in teaching and learning for building a sustainable and just society.

The conference is initiated by the RCE Crete- Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (Greece) supported by the UNESCO Chair ICT in Education for Sustainable Development (University of Crete, Greece) and a wide number of Universities and RCEs globally.

The conference is open to academics, researchers, post-graduate students, teachers and professionals in various fields of teaching and research, from early years education to Higher Education.

Conference attendance is free of charge. The presentation of 15 minutes maximum should be submitted together with the final paper. The language of presentation and paper is English.

Papers and presentations in Greek are also accepted.

Publication in conference proceedings and collective books to be published are subject to a processing and editing fee, including dissemination in indexed open access repositories. The fee is 70 EURO for single papers and 120 EURO for papers with more than one author. The publication fee for post-graduate students is reduced to 50%.

Besides the conference proceedings and collective books, all the papers will be considered for submission after proper screening and preparation in selected journals suitable for the themes of the conference as well as in special issues in a number of journals. See the publication plan.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: May 20th, 2022

Notification for abstract acceptance:  June 3rd, 2022

Deadline for paper submission:  July 15th, 2022

Notification for paper acceptance: August 15th, 2022

Deadline for final submission:   August 30th, 2022

Please note that the detailed program and the publications will be uploaded at least 15 days before the conference.

Keynote Speakers
Tuemi Tudou Asuka, Ph.D.

RCE Greater Yenagoa, Nigeria

Prof. of Education Administration, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University

Title of presentation: Integrating Education for Sustainable Development as a Subject and Course in National School Systems for Attainment of the SDGs

Barry Law
Barry Law, Ph.D.

RCE Otago, New Zealand

Whaiao Education for Sustainability Managing Director the Sustainability Company

Title of presentation: Emotionally Engaged Learning Helps Build the Capability for Change

Irfan D. Prijambada
Irfan D. Prijambada, Ph.D.

RCE Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Prof. of Microbiology, Dept. of Agricultural Microbiology, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Title of presentation: TBC

Jim Taylor
Jim Taylor, Ph.D.

RCE Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Research Fellow University of Kwa Zulu Natal

Title of presentation: Just Futures through Citizen Science Practices

Rabiatul Adawiah

RCE Penang, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Universiti Sains Malaysia

Community Engagement with SDGs infusion during crisis: A proposed framework learnt from Covid19

Kerstin Sonesson
Kerstin Sonesson, Ph.D.

Former coordinator of RCE Skåne, Sweden

Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Sports and Educational Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway

Using the City of Malmö as an Extended Classroom in Education for Sustainability.

Omar Ramzy
Omar Ramzy

RCE Cairo, Egypt

Professor of Marketing and Dean of Business and Economics, Heliopolis University, Egypt

Reflections from research on RefTeCp program on Refugee Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Maija Aksela
Maija Aksela, Ph.D.

RCE Helsinki Metropolitan, Finland

Prof. of Science Education, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Helsinki Director of National LUMA Centre Finland

Applying Co-design as an Approach for Building a Sustainable Future: The Examples of the LUMA Ecosystem Network and the International Teachers’ Climate Change Forum

Pegah Zamani
Pegah Zamani, Ph.D.

RCE Greater Atlanta, USA

Associate Prof. of Architecture, Dept. of Architecture, Kenesau State University

Title of presentation: Empowerment and Transformation: Integrating Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Friday to Sunday October 14 to October 16