We are heartbroken to announce that EuroEnviro cannot take place from 20th – 24th April 2020. Over the last days the Austrian government has implemented precautions to slow down the spreading of the Covid-19. The implementation of EuroEnviro is directly affected through far-reaching constraints of the public life.
Until recently, we have been working very hard on the program to make the conference happen. Canceling the conference for now hits us personally very hard considering the inspiring motivation of all applicants and everyone’s engagement in the organisation process. However, we want to contribute to reduce the spread of Covid-19 by not exposing anyone to this current health threat.
We will give our best to realize EuroEnviro as soon as the situation in Europe calms down. Even though this visionary conference cannot take place as planned, we will keep working for a just and green future.
We wish everyone to overcome the current situation in good health!
The EuroEnviro 2020 Team
EuroEnviro is a congress on environmental issues. Therefore EuroEnviro is a platform for students to exchange ideas from all disciplines and build a European network. Within the scope of lectures, workshops and excursions on this year’s topic a deep and interdisciplinary understanding will be generated.
Young students from all culturaland social backgrounds will meet to share their ideas and develop a vision for a green future.
Climate Change has never been in the center of attention as it is now. At the conference, academic knowledge from leading scientists on climate physics, social and economic effects, factors of climate psychology and much more will be shared. The topic will be worked on from different perspectives and action levels connected with an all-embracing systemic view.
“I would like to survive.” (translated)
Josef Hader, austrian comedian, actor and writer
“I think it is extremely important that students deal with this question and also get involved in the political discourse as much as possible. In all political endeavors, it will be necessary for civil society forces to keep at it.” (translated)
Dr. Adi Gross, politician for the the Green party
“There are many alternatives: Common Good Balance Sheet for companies, Common Good Products to replace GDP, carbon taxes and tariffs or ecological human rights („per capita climate accounts“) – some of these many alternatives are widely known since decades. As long as we do not manage to improve our democracies, I see little chance of quick and effective implementation. My request to you: Link the concern for climate protection to the challenge of democracy development.”
Christian Felber, author and activist
“As City Councillor for the Environment, I am particularly pleased that EuroEnviro is taking place in Graz this year. This Europe-wide student network is unique in its focus on sustainability and climate protection and is an important think tank for our future. I wish all participants strengthening inputs and inspiration for their professional future, enriching acquaintanceships and of course a lot of fun in our beautiful city.” (translated)
Judith Schwentner, city council of Graz for environment and women’s affairs