Schools for climate action in the Alps

Internationale Tagung

The Slovenian Presidency of the Alpine Convention is pleased to announce that the international conference "Schools for climate action in the Alps" will take place from 28 to 29 September 2023. The focus of the conference is on school education about climate change mitigation and adaptation for youth aged five to nineteen years old, tackling formal and informal, indoor and outdoor formats, and taking into account the specificity of the Alps.


Hotel Jezero, Bohinj/Slovenia


28.09.2023 09:00  –  29.09.2023 12:30


Slovenian Presidency of the Alpine Convention



An informal get-together is planned for 27 September when participants arrive. The conference will begin on 28 September with a session at the Bohini Centre for School and Outdoor Education (CSOD) for a first-hand experience of how climate change education works in Slovenia. Prof.

Gregor Torkar, education specialist at the University of Ljubljana, will deliver the keynote speech.

The conference will also include three panel discussions:

  • Exploring the SOD example from different perspectives;
  • Formal (in curricula) climate change education in the Alpine countries;
  • Informal climate change education in schools in the Alpine countries.

The morning of 29 September is foreseen for break-out sessions for participants to discuss lessons learned. Inputs will be gathered for the Slovenian Presidency's recommendations on climate change education for the XVIII Alpine Conference. The conference will close at lunchtime.

The conference is aimed at education stakeholders in the fields of climate change, sustainability and the environment, teachers, education authorities, individuals in charge of programme planning in regional and national administrations, and other interested stakeholders.

The conference will take place at Hotel Jezero in Bohinj, Slovenia. All information can be downloaded in the documents attached.

Registration here.

Please share this invitation with your colleagues, teachers, and anyone involved in climate change education or who may be interested in joining!