One evening, we had dinner in the UNESCO restaurant on the top floor,
with a beautiful view over Paris.
View of Paris and Ecole militaire; UNESCO gardens and sphere
Paris through a window (with reflections); Eiffel Tower sparkling with lights
The conference was opened by the Assistant Director-General of UNESCO. There were keynotes by guest speakers, research presentations, workshops, the IEF Symposium, and an International Roundtable.
Opening plenary, with UNESCO ADG for Education Qian Tang, UNEP representative Fabienne Pierre, and youth representative Luis Zamarioli-Santos
IEF member Ismael Velasco performed to provide nourishment for the spirit; IEF board member Victoria Thoresen at the meeting of working groups
The research paper in which I was co-author was about the PERL toolkits
for values-based education which I drafted in collaboration with the
research team at the University of Brighton behind the values-based
indicators project (http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/esdinds/)
and a PERL workgroup that I chaired.
Gemma Burford presenting our joint research paper on "Discovering What Matters: Designing a values-centred toolkit for Education for Sustainable and Responsible Living in secondary schools"
The International Environment Forum Symposium was on "Ethical
Transformation and Education for Service at the Community and
International Environment Forum Symposium
My opening paper was on "A Multi-level Approach to Ethics, Service and Responsible Living".The second paper by Javier Gonzales Iwanciw (Nur University and IEF), Onno Vinkhuyzen (IEF), Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen (Wageningen University and IEF) and Fabiana Mendez Raya (Nur University and IEF) on "Valuing and Evaluating Leadership that Matters". The third presentation by Ismael Velasco (Adora Foundation and IEF) on "An Evidence-Based Design Template for Effective Values and Behaviour Change Interventions", and Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen (Wageningen University and IEF) presented the last paper on "Responsible Institutions - Responsible Individuals?"
Presenters in the IEF Symposium: Onno Vinkhuyzen, Ismael Velasco and Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen
Bert de Vries speaking on "Integrative Worldviews and the Search for Responsible Living"
Keynote presenter Mariana Nicolau on "Actor leverage points for engaging and empowering sustainable lifestyles"; announcing PERL media contest winners
The International Environment Forum held its 19th General Assembly at UNESCO immediately after the close of the PERL Conference.
IEF General Assembly
We consulted on the IEF Annual Report, and elected the IEF Governing Board for the next year. See the full report of the General Assembly.
IEF General Assembly; IEF representative at Rio+20 Erasmus Vinkhuyzen