United in Diversity

19.-20. November 2020 – A Europe of Sustainability – Challenges and Perspectives Göttingen 2020.

To address the major societal challenges and make a contribution to overcoming them, a close dialogue between science, business, politics and society is necessary. Therefore the University of Göttingen, together with its partners in the European University Network ENLIGHT is organising a European conference to discuss the challenges of sustainable development of our society and possible contributions of science to this, whether by communicating relevant research results or developing new research questions and projects. The conference is part of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union: eu2020.de The event will be conducted as a virtual conference. Parallel Workshops 9-10.30 am

3. Inclusive Societies: Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe  4. From Plastic Waste to Circular Economy – Challenges for Oceans, Biodiversity and HumankindHost: 
Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedl, Experimental Phycology, University of Göttingen

Prof. Dr. Helmut Hillebrand, Director Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, University of Oldenburg
Prof. Dr. Daniel Goldmann, Mineral and Waste Processing, TU Clausthal
Michael Strogies, Artist, Hannover (artistic video on plastics and algae)

Dr. Ingo Sartorius, Managing Director PlasticsEurope Germany
Dr. Ellen van der Werff, Environmental Psychology, Groningen University