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The ESD Forum 2020 is held in Tokyo, from 03 to 14 August. Global Talk is from 12 to 14 August at United Nations University, Tokyo Stock Exchange and Meiji Shrine. The focus is on Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development.

Application is open for Global Talk, the process runs on a "first come, first selected" basis until spaces are filled.





Speakers/Topics [pdf] | Program and Application Details [pdf] | Poster [pdf]

ESD Forum 2020
5 days: 03-07 August Selected Topics in Economy, Society and Environment
12 days: 03-14 August More Topics in Economy, Society and Environment plus Excursions
Global Talk: 12-14 August More Topics in Economy, Society and Environment at United Nations University, Tokyo Stock Exchange and Meiji Shrine

ESD Forum online
Note Alternatively, apply to participate in the ESD Forum online


The ESD Forum 2020: What is it?

The ESD Forum 2020 is an extension of Economic Talk 2010.

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)

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.

Economic Talk 2010 was the first program of iuventum.


How to get involved?

  • Eligibility: Students, professionals and internationally-interested senior people can apply to participate.
  • Dress code: Basically smart casual
  • Language: English
  • Insurance and Visa: Each participant is responsible for having a travel health insurance. Participants may enter as tourists to join the ESD Forum 2020 in Tokyo (and for tourism in Japan before/after the program, if applicable). Each participant is responsible for obtaining a visa, if applicable.
  • Enrollment: Application is open for Global Talk. The total fee for enrollment in the Global Talk program is €150 for one person; when two or more friends successfully apply together, the fee is €120 per person. Basically €40, after 03 March 2020: 40%, after 03 April: 60%, after 03 May: 80%, after 03 June: 100% of the fee will be charged in case of cancellation. Individual expenses such as meals, accommodation and travel expenses to/from Tokyo are not covered. The application process runs on a “first come, first selected” basis.

Links

ESD Forum online [Link] | ESD Forum 2011 [Link]

Economic Talk 2010 [Link] | Economic Talk 2010 Concept [pdf]
ESD Forum 2020: Speakers/Topics [pdf] | Program and Application Details [pdf]


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