The role of universities in ensuring democracy and sustainable development (SPOT05.C)

  • Available
    On demand
  • Topics
    • Social responsibility

About this session

Both democracy and sustainable development require competences that enable us to look beyond the immediate horizon – in time and place – and our self-interest. Both require a coherent set of values as well as commitment. Join us to explore how the Council of Europe’s Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture can help universities play a double role: aiding sustainable development and being spaces in which these competences can be used in practice.


  • Sjur Bergan | Council of Europe | France
  • Pavel Zgaga | University of Ljubljana,Faculty of Education | Slovenia
  • Hilligje van't Land | International Association of Universities | France