Call for Abstracts: Special Issue of Frontiers in Sustainability

We are pleased to announce an upcoming special issue of the journal Frontiers in Sustainability, and a call for abstracts exclusively for RCEs. Papers will be part of a themed article collection hosted within Frontiers in Sustainability on the research topic ‘The Role of the Human Dimension in Promoting Education for Sustainable Development at the Regional Level’.

This collection will collate global research addressing key questions and themes such as:

  • Education as a driving force for sustainability transition on a regional level;
  • Interactions between organisations, including collaboration, competition, and conflicts;
  • Learning processes related to achieving practical goals for sustainability / SDGs;
  • Actors and their roles in (social) learning processes on a regional level;
  • Actor networks, coalitions, and other relationships that support learning for sustainability;
  • Social capital as a catalyser and target of sustainable development on a regional level and the role of education in building it;
  • Educational concepts used for understanding regional issues – relevant for different educational levels, with special emphasis on lifelong learning; and
  • RCEs as a model for regionally-based cooperation of diverse actors where education provides tools to support sustainable development.

A number of different article types including case studies and perspectives are accepted. Authors are encouraged to think about opening new perspectives and to think creatively using sustainability science methodologies. All articles are published open-access and will be disseminated globally, drawing further impact and visibility.

Key dates:

  • Abstract Submission: 21 June, 2021 – a chance for authors to get early feedback on their intentions for their paper
  • Manuscript Submission: 24 January, 2022

Details on how to submit an abstract and additional information can be found on the dedicated journal page here.

Further information:

For further details on any of the above, contact the editors or the Frontiers editorial office (