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The COPERNICUS Alliance is a European network of universities and colleges committed to transformational learning and change for sustainable development. Working closely with its members and in partnership with strategic stakeholders, the COPERNICUS Alliance seeks to inform international and European higher education policy developments as well as support individual institutions in their journeys toward embedding change for sustainability in their institutional policies, teaching and research. The COPERNICUS Alliance is committed to conducting these tasks in an open, transparent way, facilitating a growing exchange of ideas, opportunities to cooperate and mutual support with other actors in society.



  • Networking
    Exchanging good practice and enhancing knowledge on sustainability and Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education.
  • Policy and Representation
    Informing higher education policy-making in Europe and globally. Engaging and participating in international gatherings, dialogues, committees and expert groups.
  • Professional development
    Developing tools and materials and providing professional development opportunities.
  • Outreach
    Working in partnership to promote sustainable development in European Higher Education.