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Welcome to EwS 2022


The 3rd International Education with Sustainability Conference hosted by ATU Sligo and Mid Sweden University, Sweden.
15 - 17 August 2022

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The event will address not only the challenges but also the opportunities for educators as we will have to weave the golden thread of sustainability into all aspects of the teaching curriculum.

EwS 2022 conference will draw together national and international educators in focused paper sessions with thought provoking key note speakers and opportunities for academic staff and researchers to participate in training workshops.

Sligo town, Ireland

EwS 2022 conference will draw together national and international educators in focused paper sessions with thought provoking key note speakers and opportunities for academic staff and researchers to participate in training workshops.

Teaching for future generations – Multidisciplinary projects in sustainable development

The pedagogy of sustainability in higher education, the international perspective

Systems Learning and Sustainability – how to go beyond problems

Education and outreach with communities – culture and conflict resolution

Effective communication – The sustainable conversation!

Education beyond colleges – What higher education can learn from communities

Beyond linear education – How to overcome the challenge of teaching sustainability concepts

We will welcome submissions from new and experienced contributors and particularly encourage young educators at the early stages of their career to present to an audience and gain valuable insights in a positive and supportive environment.

Registration and Conference Fees

Registration & submission of abstracts open on 7th February 2022.

Registration Details:

Full Registration €240 

Early Bird Registration (closing 17th June) €180 

Student Registration €100 

Online viewer (online access to all sessions) €80 

Registration Dates: 

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 17th June  2022. 

Early Bird registration (€180) ends 17th June 2022. 

Registration Closes 5th August 2022. 


Registration for EwS 2022 is hosted by our conference partners the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI).  When you register you will be re-directed to the ESAI Environ registration website. 

EASI members will receive 20% OFF the registration fee.  This will be applied at the time of registration. 

Download Conference poster. 

Conference Programme

EwS 2022 will take place over three days from the 15th to the 18th of August 2022 with international keynote speakers, thought provoking presentation session, field trips and workshops, all at the ATU Sligo campus of the new Atlantic Technical University.   


Monday 15th August 




Registration opens for field trip 

2.00pm to 5.00pm 


Future Foods Field Trip departs 

7.00pm to 9.00pm 


Opening Address and panel discussion followed by the official opening of Education with Sustainability 2022 conference (open to the public).



Tuesday 16th August to 1.00pm 


Session address with guest speakers 

Conference Sessions 


1.00pm to 2.00pm 



2.00pm to 5.00pm 


Workshop Sessions 

6.30pm until late 


Evening entertainment at The Glasshouse Hotel 



Wednesday 17th August to 1.00pm 


Session address with guest speakers 

Conference Sessions 

1.00pm to 2.00pm 





Conference Closing 

Note – this is a preliminary conference schedule and may be subject to change. 


Professor Magdalena Svantöm

Professor of Sustainability Studies, Chalmers University of Technology,Gothenburg, Sweden

Prof Svantöm research focuses on the development and application of methodology for environmental and sustainability assessment for products and processes, mostly life cycle assessment, and often with the purpose of providing guidance in early stages of development.

Mr. Koen Vervoort

Network Builder at ENoLL, the European Network of Living Labs,Brussels, Belgium

Mr. Vervoort works with international and large panels of users & community based stakeholders to improve the way of interacting, supporting & cooperating within complex ecosystems to develop open collaborative innovation in real life community settings.

The European Network of Living Labs is the international, non-profit, independent association of benchmarked Living Labs. 

Keynotes Poster EWS conference 2022

Future Foods Field trip is taking place on Monday 15th August.

Join us for a 2.00pm departure where we will visit a number of locations around County Sligo and north Leitrim to experience the northwest of Ireland and its current and future foods.   

This trip will take in a number of stops with guest speakers and opportunities to experience the environment of northwest Ireland.  Participants are advised to bring sun screen and wet weather clothing (it is the northwest of Ireland!). 

EwS 2022 will host a number of workshops on Tuesday, the 16th of August. Conference participants can book one of the following workshops hosted by national and international experts.  Workshops will include; 

  • Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Life Cycle Analysis 
  • Sustainable Development Goals in education 
  • Natural Capital games 

Further details on workshop content and facilitates to follow shortly.  

Please note that spaces are limited for each workshop so ensure to book early.  

Conference Partners

HS Osnabruck

Visiting Sligo

Sligo town is the busy heart of northwest Ireland.  It offers many accommodation and entertainment options.  When planning your visit to Sligo we recommend you visit Sligo Tourism website. 

The Glasshouse Hotel in the centre of Sligo town is our conference accommodation partner.  They will offer a rate of €130 per night (including bed and breakfast) when booking as a registered conference delegate.

Note – room numbers are limited and the offer is open until 1st June 2022, so delegates are advised to book early! 

When booking, guests can contact the hotel directly, either by telephone +353 (0)71 9194300 or via email –  

Reservation Number #300446 must be quoted for this rate. 

Sligo town has a variety of food and entertainment options.  In addition Strandhill and Rosses Point, two local coastal villages are less than 10km from the conference venue.  

While in the northwest, why not take the time to get outside and get active.  Here are some suggestions;  

Hill walking around Ben Bulben and County Sligo 

Surfing and surf lessons at Strandhill 

Kayaking on Lough Gill 

Sailing in Rosses Point 

Sea fishing in Mullaghmore or Rosses Point 

Seaweed baths at Strandhill and Enniscrone 

Sligo is very fortunate to have many high quality restaurants, cafes and bars with a thriving local food scene.  Check out Sligo Food Trail for lots of great suggestions. 


Surfing in Sligo


If you have any questions or concerns, please forward them to

Download Conference poster.