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12th international JTEFS/BBCC conference Sustainable Development. Culture. Education, 26–28 May 2014, Chełm, Poland


2nd annoncement for the 12th international JTEFS/BBCC conference 

Sustainable Development. Education . Culture Sustainable development and education for sustainable development in practice 

We are proud to announce the 12th edition of the annual international scientific conference of the Journal of Teacher Education for Sustainability (JTEFS) and Baltic and Black Sea Circle Consortium in Educational Research (BBCC) – a regional subsidiary of a global umbrella network by UNESCO on reorientation of teacher education to address sustainability.

In the course of the twelve years since its establishment, this conference has grown into a leading scientific forum where researchers and practitioners concerned with aligning teacher education with the aim of sustainability can share their visions of current trends, challenges and future prospects in the complex field that is the research and practice of sustainability-oriented education. In addition, the conference has become a springboard for joint international research projects and other collaborative initiatives among BBCC members. Renowned for its unique spirit of academic integrity and excellence, collegial respect and appreciation, this landmark scientific event annually attracts over a hundred participants who are both experienced experts and novices to researching sustainability‑oriented education.

Previous editions of the conference have been hosted by different BBCC members, including Daugavpils University (Latvia), Tallinn Pedagogical University (Estonia), University of Vechta (Germany), University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Debrecen (Hungary), Anadolu University (Turkey), UNESCO (France), Siauliai University (Lithuania), University of Eastern Finland (Finland) and Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia).

In 2014, the organisation of the 12th conference edition will be the responsibility and privilege of the State School of Higher Education in Chełm (Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Chełmie). It is worth noting that the 12th conference will coincide with the year that marks the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. This opportune timing makes the 12th edition of JTEFS/BBCC conference perfectly poised to serve as a platform for retrospective contemplation of the challenges and achievements of the Decade as well as envisioning the future beyond it.

We invite all those who feel ready to contribute to BBCC network’s international scholarly efforts targeted at researching current educational practices and their orientation to sustainability to attend the 12th JTEFS/BBCC conference “Sustainable Development. Culture. Education”. More information will follow in the coming autumn on BBCC website ( with details about registration and proposal submission, conference sections, participant fees and other important organisational issues.

Proposed conference sections:

  • Phenomenology of Education for Sustainable Development
  • Research for Education for Sustainable Development
  • Teacher Education for Education for Sustainable Development
  • Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education
  • Organization of Learning and Research Environment in Education for Sustainable  Development (pre-school, primary, and secondary level).
  • Education for Sustainable Development and Social Work
  • Education for Sustainable Development and E-learning
  • Earth Charter as a Framework for Education for Sustainable Development
  • Moral education
  • Sustainable development of rural areas.

Mode of participation:

Following modes of participation are suggested for the Conference participants:

Presentations at the plenary session are given by Keynote speakers, who are invited by the Scientific Committee of the Conference and who are recognized specialists in the area.

Paper presentations have been allocated 20 minutes and have been grouped into paper sessions. Dissemination of handouts is highly appreciated. Each paper session will have a chair person.

Workshops provide training in the area of research, methods, interventional  programmes, etc. The length of the workshops will range between 90 and 120 minutes depending upon their scale and scope.

Posters are presentations of scientific work in a graphical form. Maximum size will be 90 cm width by 190 cm height. At the time of poster presentation, at least one of the authors must be present.

Conference fee: 200 EUR

Hosting universities:

State School of Higher Education in Chełm (Poland)

University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz (Poland)

Daugavpils University (Latvia)

Tallinn University (Estonia)

University of Vechta (Germany)

University of Debrecen (Hungary)

University of Eastern Finland (Finland)

Institute and Academy for Multimedia (Slovenia)

The language of the conference will be English.

Contact person:  Eugeniusz Świtała