8th UNICA GREEN Workshop



On 21-23 March 2018, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel will kindly host the 8th UNICA GREEN Workshop: Implementation of SDGs in Higher Education.





The UN Sustainable Development Goals: everybody is talking about them, but what role can higher education institutions play in their implementation? Are the SDG’s an effective guiding principle to develop a sustainability policy? And how do students achieve the competencies they need to realise the SDGs? These and many other questions will be addressed at the 8th UNICA Green Workshop.

Prominent keynote speakers will shed the light on the SDG policy in Higher Education, practical workshop will be held and inspiring good practices from around Europe will be shared. Don’t miss it!

The following sessions will take place:

1. Introduction to the SDGs, including: the historical context, the role of the higher education sector, the critical perspective.

2. SDGs and their implementation in sustainable management policy: should SDGs be the guiding principle for sustainability policy development at higher education institutions? How to report and monitor progress? 

3. SDGs and their implementation in education: are the SDGs part of the curriculum? 

4. SDGs and the importance of community engagement



Target Audience:


The annual UNICA GREEN Workshops gather Sustainaibility/Environmental coordinators, Vice-Rectors responsible for the implementation of institutional sustainability strategy from UNICA member universities, as well as representatives of UNICA GREEN Partners, peer networks, governmental bodies, and city authorities. A limited number of external participants will also be welcome.

UNICA GREEN is a platform for Sustainability/Environmental Coordinators to discuss and exchange experience and practices in different elements of the implementation of environmental sustainability strategies at universities: strategic tools, environmental management systems, and best practices related to the day-to-day work of a sustainable management office, student involvement, and outreach. 



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Poster Session


Share your sustainability projects and best practices with the fellow workshop participants during the poster session on Thursday 22th of March 2018.

Please send your proposal to Maarten.Ipers@vub.be by 28 February. We will make a selection of circa 15 posters covering the broad spectrum of SDG implementation at higher education institutions.




Registration: Registration is now closed. 



The participation is free of charge for:

  • Representatives of UNICA member universities (See the list of UNICA member universities: http://www.unica-network.eu/content/members-and-contacts) and UNICA GREEN Partners
  • Speakers, Chairs, and Guest Exhibitors
  • Persons supporting the Workshop organisation (e.g. Workshop assistants, student volunteers)

Other participants:

  • General fee: €150
  • Students: €25

The invoice for the participation fee will be sent to you in a few days following the confirmation of your registration. Your registration to the Workshop will be valid only if the fee is fully paid. Please note that due to the venue capacity limitations only a limited number of external participants will admitted.





The VUB has kindly pre-booked a number of rooms at the Aqua Hotel and Argus Hotel in Brussels.

Please note: Each participant is kindly requested to proceed with his/her own booking using the instructions provided below. Filling in the online registration form does not mean your room will be booked automatically.

Aqua Hotel & Argus Hotel

Deadline for accommodation bookings is 16/02/2018
The number of available rooms is limited and the accommodation will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

In order to book your accommodation, please fill in the reservation forms and return them directly to the hotel by e-mail before 31/01/18:


Argus Hotel Brussels

6 Rue Capitaine Crespel  - 1050 – Brussels – Belgium

T +32 (0)2 514 07 70 — F +32 (0)2 514 12 22 — info@argus-hotel.be

Single room: 85,00 €/ night
Double room: 95,00€ / night during the week

Reservation form Hotel Argus


Aqua Hotel Brussels

Rue de Stassart 43 - 1050 – Brussels – Belgium

T +32 (0)2 213 01 01 — F +32 (0)2 213 01 02 — info@aqua-hotel.be

Twin room (2 separate beds): 125,00€ / night (+ 10€ for second person),
Double room (1 big bed): 135,00€/weekend night (+ 10€ for second person)

Reservation form Hotel Aqua





In case of any questions, please contact Ms Laura Brossico from the UNICA Secretariat: office@unica-network.eu



Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 to Friday, 23 March, 2018
Host Institution: 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel