18th ASEF University on Sustainable Consumption

Call for participants – Tartu, Estonia, from 18 August to 1 September

Deadline of the call: April 23rd already !

The 18th ASEF University (AU18), themed “Conscious Consumers for Environmental Sustainability”, will take place in Tartu, Estonia, from 18th August – 1st September. This two-week programme will gather up to 46 promising (under-) graduate students, young professionals and educators from Asian and European countries for a dialogue on environmentally sustainable consumption. One week of interactive lectures and workshops will be followed by one week of international volunteering awareness campaign for the young people in Estonia.

ASEF invites eligible candidates to submit their application for participation at most by 23 April 2012. The organisers will provide accommodation, meals, local transportation and a partial travel subsidy for all selected participants.

Please visit the AU18 page for more information. Should you have any inquiries, you may contact Mr. Rob van Leeuwen, Project Officer, ASEF People-to-People Exchange (P2P), via telephone (+65-6874 9714) or email: rob.vanleeuwen@asef.org. If you are shortly (a few) after the deadline of April 23rd mentioned above, do not hesitate to contact Rob: You might still get the chance to apply…

By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.