Minister O’Sullivan Welcome Prof Tilbury As Distinguished Speaker At Irish National Strategy Event

3rd November 2015

Minister O’Sullivan welcomes attendees to the Inaugural Forum on Education for Sustainable Development. The Department of Education and Skills, is today hosting the inaugural Forum on Education for Sustainable Development.   The Forum follows the publication last year of Ireland’s first National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development 2014 – 2020.

The Minister in particular welcomed Professor Daniella Tilbury as the distinguished Keynote Speaker, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gibraltar. Professor Tilbury has been internationally recognised for her expertise in leadership, change and education for sustainable development and is the recipient of several awards including the Macquarie Innovation Award for Research and a Marie Curie International Research Fellowship.

The Minister acknowledged that the National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development is travelling in unchartered water for the Department and concluded, “This Strategy calls on all of us as citizens, policy makers, academics to non-Governmental organisations, and by inclusive participation of young people, to come together to speak with one voice to build a platform for the future and make sustainable development a reality.”

The report is available at:

www.education.ie

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