The ESD Forum 2015 is a Summer School in Tokyo. ESD Forum focus is on Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development. Participants can develop own venture plans, one-pagers, presentations and obtain the ESD Certificate. The ESD Certificate can be used for academic credit and professional purposes.
Students, professionals and internationally-interested senior people can
apply to participate.
Schedule | Concept [pdf]
| Poster [pdf]
ESD Forum 2015
31 August 2015
Opening at United Nations
01-09 September 2015
Selected Topics at
Miraikan - Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
and Excursions to sites such as Meiji Shrine and Tokyo Stock Exchange
ESD Forum online
Alternatively, apply to
participate in the ESD Forum online
ESD Forum online [Link] | ESD Forum 2014 [Link]
ESD Forum: German Commission for UNESCO (in German) [Link] | Commitment [pdf]
ESD: What does it mean? [pdf]
| ESD after 2014 [pdf] | What is Global Education? [pdf]
The ESD Forum 2015: What is it?
The ESD Forum 2015 is a Summer School in Tokyo on Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development, organized by iuventum and hosted at United Nations University and Miraikan. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) means education that enables
people to foresee, face up to and solve the problems that threaten life on
our planet, and that highlights the complexity and interdependence of
three spheres, the environment, society and economy. (Source: UNESCO -
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
The ESD Forum was established in 2011, recognized by the Japan Council on
the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) and the
German Commission for UNESCO - Secretariat, UN Decade of Education for
Sustainable Development, and supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade
and Industry (METI), Japan, and the Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior
Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), Germany.
What to get out of it?
- Global competence:
Know more about the present and the foreseeable future of our world
Explore ESD issues with an economic and entrepreneurial perspective
- Leadership: Improve
leadership skills for the future
- Take the ESD Certificate
for academic and professional purposes
- Get access to the ESD
Forum alumni network, UNFCCC and ECOSOC meetings
How to get involved?
- Eligibility: Students, professionals and internationally-interested senior people can apply to participate. Participants obtain the ESD Certificate, grading is based on on-time attendance (50%) and presentations (50%) as follows; A+: 90-100, A: 85-89,
A-: 80-84, B+: 77-79, B: 73-76, B-: 70-72, C+: 67-69, C: 63-66, C-: 60-62, D+: 57-59, D: 53-56, D-: 50-52, E: -49%. The ESD Certificate can be used for academic credit and professional purposes.
- Dress code:
Basically smart casual
- Language: English.
To prove English proficiency, international applicants can supplement
their application by submitting an official TOEFL score report via ETS.
The ETS code of iuventum is 6407.
- Insurance and
Visa: Each participant is responsible for having a travel health insurance. Participants may enter as tourists to join the Summer School in Tokyo (and for tourism in Japan before/after the Summer
School, if applicable). Each participant is responsible for obtaining a visa, if applicable.
- Enrollment: Total fee for ESD Forum enrollment by 10 January 2015: €300, by 10 February: €310, by 10 March: €320, by 10 April: €330, by 10 May: €340, by 10 June: €350, after 10 June: €360. Basically €100, after 10 March: 40%, after 10 April: 60%, after 10 May: 80%, and after 10 June: 100% of program fee will be charged in case of cancellation. Individual expenses such as meals, accommodation and travel expenses to/from Tokyo are not covered. Application and fee transfer will be confirmed for enrollment.