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The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.

The 8th ICSD 2020 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.

The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".

This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches. The 2020 Conference will once again provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science.

This ambition will proceed in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives, through which we can address the fundamental and related questions of Sustainable Development. This interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline who share an interest in—and concern for— sustainability in an holistic perspective, where environmental, cultural, economic and social concerns intersect.


We invite you to submit an abstract in the range of the following streams within the ICSD2020 program:

  • ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY: Financial Sustainability, SME, MicroFinance, Emerging Countries and  International Trade
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: Water and Soil conservation, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Renewable Energies, Food and Enviromental Legislation
  • SOCIO-CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY: Sustainable Urbanism, Education, Governance Sustainability, Human Development, Psychology and Sociology


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About European Center of Sustainable Development

ECSDEV is an international, cross-disciplinary center covering all aspects of the environmental impacts of socio-economic development, founded in Rome on February 10, 2010.
The definition of sustainable development follows the Brundtland Commission (1987) as: "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".
Concerned with the composite interactions between development and environment, its purpose is to seek ways and means for achieving sustainability in all human activities aimed at such development. Coverage includes interactions among society, environment, and their implications.
Research at ECSDEV is integrated with scholars in collaboration with faculties throughout European and Mediterranean Universities. The relevance and validity of the research is enhanced through cooperation and agreements with Academics and Industry associates, with special attention to developing countries.