Alliances for Society: CHARM-EU Conference 2023

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Thu, 09/21/2023 - 10:44

Global thinking, local impact

The 2023 CHARM-EU Conference will take place in Würzburg, Germany on the 7th November 2023. Hosted by Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, the conference will connect European University Alliances with business and industry partners, and local and regional governments to build a sustainable Europe.

The 4th July 2023 was the hottest day on record. In the face unprecedented environmental, social, and economic challenges, collaboration between universities, industry, government and NGOs has never been more critical. The CHARM-EU Annual Conference 2023 will bring together researchers, educators, EU stakeholders and big thinkers focussed on building a sustainable future. The event will foster cross-disciplinary dialogues and partnerships, bringing together the diverse fields of higher education, private sector innovation, and local and regional governance


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Speakers and workshops will focus on sharing best practices for collaboration, mapping the future of European University Alliances, and how to equip students with the skills they need to meet the challenges of the 21st century.


Who’s invited?

In a word: everyone!

  • All European University Alliances (big and small)
  • Climate-conscious businesses in all industries
  • Local and regional government bodies
  • NGOs
  • Chambers of commerce and other industry bodies
  • Students

See the programme and register here.


Themes and Highlights

Collaborating with Business and Industry

Business and industry play a critical role in shaping sustainable solutions and driving economic transformation. The conference facilitates dialogue and partnerships between academia and the private sector, aiming to co-create innovative approaches to sustainability challenges such as circular economy initiatives, green technologies, and responsible supply chains.

Engaging with Local & Regional Governments

Inclusive and holistic sustainability strategies demand active collaboration with local and regional governments. The CHARM-EU Annual Conference 2023 seeks to build bridges between academia and public authorities to facilitate the implementation of sustainable policies, harmonize urban and rural development, and foster community resilience.

Attendees will be invited to take part in interactive roundtable discussions on 4 topics:

  1. How can challenge-based learning work with external stakeholders to solve grand societal challenges?
  2. Setting common research agendas to foster research impact
  3. Alliances’ impact on cultural exchange and intercultural understanding
  4. Creating innovation networks

Register here

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