17 - 18 October 2018
    Summit on Sustainable Higher Education

  • WHAT

    Future Forward aims at bringing people together, connected to higher education, from all over Europe. People who like to be a part of the positive change in higher education. We will provide a space to network, inspire each other, exchange ideas, break out of boxes, define the struggles we share and reflect on the future proof alternatives. Future Forward also want to create a lab for new ideas we can work on together. We are proud to invite you to Future Forward that will take place on 17 - 19 October 2018 in Brussels.


    Let’s welcome the future.

  • WHO


    You believe in another education that is more futureproofed. You are convinced that we need to live and work more sustainably. You would like to transfer that message to the people you work with and students. You want to anchor those/the things that have real value in training programs. You see education as your tool of choice for a better world.

    Future Forward is there for you. Future Forward offers you an inspiring network. Continue building on your own dreams with likeminded people from very different fields of expertise and very different skill sets.


    FF Summit welcomes your future.






    You know that new types of knowledge are needed to fuel sustainability transformations. You want to work on systemic challenges. You need your own discipline and background, but you realize that this will never be enough to get a clear picture of either the whole problem nor of its possible solutions.


    Future Forward is there for you. It gives you the opportunity to answer three questions: why, how, what? The former is focused on the understanding of social-ecological dynamics; the second on exploring the processes and conditions involved; and the latter is all about co-producing pathways and solutions towards sustainability transformations.


    FF Summit welcomes your future.




    You believe in a better and more sustainable world. You want to build a different future. You believe that higher education has an important role to play. You are always looking for new insights that can sharpen your persuasiveness. As a student you would like to be a driving force in your own institution.

    Future Forward is there for you. Future Forward gives you new insights. You will learn how to shape the change. From the bottom up, in collaboration with others. Finally, you build new ideas together with others.


    FF summit welcomes your future


    Spread over two days: 17 and 18 October 2018



    • Be inspired
    • Widen your horizon
    • Open up your mind

    We will show inspired people that made a change. Experience what drives them, what their triggers have been. How they overthrew barriers by believing in a better future. The invited speakers are people with whom we have collaborated or been inspired in the past years. People who speak from their own intrinsic motivation.




    • Walk future proof pathes
    • Learn how to do it
    • Be able to make the change yourself

    In interactive sessions, you will learn about a number of current renewal projects or processes. You will get insight in the development of projects, how they were set up, how they fought barriers… You will be teached tools and tricks to get started.



    • Throw ideas on the table and refine them together


    In interactive sessions, you will learn about a number of current renewal projects or processes. We resume our ideas on shaping the future during working sessions or one-to-one conversations, where we can further refine ideas.



    We've estimated the carbon emissions of the event and took action tot reduce those emissions.


    We will compensate the carbon emissions which we couldn't avoid.


    Our efforts will be verified by a third party (CO2logic).

  • Keep me posted

    Future Forward is a summit for Sustainable Higher Education organized by Ecocampus and Copernicus Alliance.

    If you are interested, please leave your name and email.

    Ecocampus, Flemish Governement
    Brussels, Belgium