Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Virtual Conference: United in Diversity - A Europe of Sustainability

High-level virtual conference featuring EU-Commissioner Mariya Garbiel and ERC-President Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon.

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 theEuropean University Alliance ENLIGHT, is organising a European conference to discuss these challenges and perspectives for a Europe of Sustainability. The conference is part of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Please join us for this virtual event on 19/20 November 2020. 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 for programme details and the registration. 

With kind regards from Göttingen
The team of United in Diversity - A Europe of Sustainability



Georg-August-Universität Göttingen | United in Diversity - A Europe of Sustainability Conference Office | Benjamin Bühring | Wilhelmsplatz 1 | D-37073 Göttingen
benjamin.buehring(at) / sustainable.europe(at)

The Conference is organised by Prof. Dr. Hiltraud Casper-Hehne, Vice President for Internationalisation of the University of Göttingen and Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll, who holds the Jean Monnet Chair for European Union and Global Sustainable Development through Law and is a Professor for Public and Public International Law and at the University of Göttingen.