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LSBU is delighted to host the 2016 London RCE
Conference Day One
Optional: RCEs to bring along a poster of their work identifying broad key issues for their region (eg migration and refugees/ housing inequality/ food security/ energy/ pollution and air quality/ extreme weather conditions etc), and showcasing their ESD work and links with the Global Action Plan
9.30 Registration and refreshments
10.00 Welcome and introduction to London RCE and London Southbank University (Deputy Vice Chancellor and Sustainability lead at LSBU Prof Pat Bailey)
10.20 Setting the global context - Key sustainability events and issues– SDGs, Paris COP, TTIP etc Implications for RCEs
10.40 State of the art: What is going on in Europe ?– linked to key issues and to UNESCO Global Action Plan (GAP). Poster display and discussion.
11.15 Rapporteur to map these on a larger poster of Europe and to note common themes in relation to GAP for world café discussion or similar. Identification of GAP (UNESCO Global Action Plan)areas for collaboration, such as priority area 5 to link in with RCE Chubu and Okayama and RCE Service Centre for global collaboration (possibly with vox pop short video clips to share at end of conference and to go on web site)
12.00 Project/ research collaboration planning - workshops in groups on key GAP priority areas.
13.00 Lunch and networking with Gaia cabaret (interactive, engaging with participants/ Poppy Flint food event tbc)
14.00 Speakers – E.g from Transition Town Movement (linking local communities, local action with global issues) / Sustainable Schools Movement (with local young people)/ Schumacher Institute of Sustainable Solutions (using the Convergence framework for promoting sustainability)
15.00 Collaboration planning continued – timetable and action points
15.30 Report back plenary – key action points (5 minutes each group)
Conference Day Two
9.30 Workshop and Discussion forum on the issue of migration and refugees (Short paper by RCE taskforce to be tabled) – implications for the role of RCEs.
A) Development education Activity – empathising with ‘the other’ – Xs and Ys
B) Possible discussion Questions:
- what are methods of practical assistance that have been successful in Europe or elsewhere in the world? Can we learn from each other?
- how can we develop new coördinated activities?
- how to give input in the public debate?
11.00 Workshop on TVET
Update on the European Skills agenda - Discussion on the challenges and opportunities for the RCE community.
11.45 Workshop: "Get down to basics": Preparation for a (global or European) Collaboration-Conference on Global Action Plan - Priority Action Area 5: Encouraging local communities and municipal authorities to develop community-based ESD programmes
12.30 Round up of plans and timetable for next 2 years
Optional afternoon activity tbc