Europe Regional Meeting 2019

Europe Regional RCE Meeting 2019

13-14 September, 2019, Heraklion, Greece

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The Europe Regional RCE Meeting 2019 will be organised in Heraklion, Greece from 13th to 14th September, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by RCE Crete with the support of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).

Under the theme 'Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture, and Food Security', the Europe Regional RCE meeting will provide a regional platform to discuss, debate and launch activities that reinforce the fundamental role that education plays in achieving a sustainable future in the region. The meeting also aims to take stock of regional initiatives, including the role of ESD in implementing sustainable development on the ground in the European region.

Details on the meeting and registration can be found below.




13-14 September, 2019

Capsis Astoria Heraklion
Plateia Eleutherias 11, Heraklion Crete 71201 Greece

The (tentative) programme can be accessed here.  

Registration is free for all participants, however accommodation, meals and travel arrangements are to be covered individually. 

To register, complete the Registration form and submit it to RCE Crete ( and the Global RCE Service Centre ( **The deadline for registrations has closed.**

We recommend you consider one of the listed hotels below which are near the venue. Rooms at hotels are limited and may only be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. Other options are also available at lower rates. It is recommended to book early as September is high season. If you need any assistance to book your hotel, please contact RCE Crete (


Capsis Astoria Heraklion

Same 90-100 Euro BB & HB

Lato Boutique Hotel

300m 90-100 Euro BB & HB

Case Study Presentations
Participants are eligible to apply to present under the theme of Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture, and Food Securityduring the meeting.

For those applying, the deadline for case study submissions is 23:59, Friday 31 May, 2019 (JST)

To apply, complete Section 3 in the Registration form and submit your RCE Project via the RCE Portal. **The deadline for applications for case study presentations has closed.**

Financial Support
RCE members are encouraged to explore and obtain funding from sources other than UNU-IAS, where possible, to help those without access to funding sources participate in this meeting. Financial support will be given to members of acknowledged RCEs ONLY. Please submit Form A: Financial Request form to the Global RCE Service Centre ( by 23:59, Friday 31 May, 2019 (JST)You must also submit an RCE Project to the RCE Portal. Please read the selection criteria and the terms and conditions carefully before applying for financial support, and please make sure to sign the Applicant Declaration section (see section 3 in Form A) and to obtain your RCE coordinator’s recommendation (see section 4 in Form A). Incomplete or delayed applications will not be considered for selection. **The deadline for applications for fund support has closed.**

Instructions on How to Submit an RCE Project
Instructions to submit an RCE Project on the RCE Portal can be found on the Create RCE Project page on the RCE Portal. Please make sure you have your login details ready (username and logins can be found here). A video tutorial is available to guide you through the process.

Visa Support Request
Participants that require a visa to enter Greece, and are in need of support documents, please submit Section 2 in the Registration form along with a copy of your passport to RCE Crete ( and the Global RCE Service Centre ( by 23:59, Friday 31 May, 2019 (JST). Please make sure to apply for the visa well in advance. Note that visa application support will be given to members of acknowledged RCEs ONLY.


  • 23:59, Friday 31 May, 2019 (JST):
    • Registration for participants applying for fund support (please submit the Registration form, Form A: Financial Request form, and upload an RCE Project to the RCE Portal) **The deadline for applications for fund support has closed.**
    • Case Study Presentations (please upload your RCE Project to the RCE Portal) **The deadline for applications for case study presentations has closed.**
  • 23:59, Tuesday 13 August, 2019 (EET):
    • Registrations for participants NOT applying for fund support (please submit the Registration form). **The deadline for registrations has closed.**

Registration form
Form A - Financial Request form
Form B - RCE Project Summary sheet - only to be used by those who cannot submit their project on the RCE Portal
Programme (tentative)