2009 has been an outstanding year for INEX…
The 9th Summer University in Costa Rica has again set standards in higher education for sustainable development (and was awarded by the United Nations for doing so).
Our 1st Language & Culture program in Panama has been established to connect indigenous cultures and future leaders.
We have developed the new INEX-KYI Social Development program in India for February 2010, widening our activities to the Asian subcontinent.
Together with 4 universities, Austrian ministries and UNESCO we have completed final steps towards the 1st INEX Sustainability Challenge, an interdisciplinary academic course in spring semester 2010.
In spring 2009 INEX and AIESEC have created the SustainAbility Day and brought sustainability education closer to the students of WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).
INEX initiated and participated in a great number of workshops and conferences (including UNESCO World Conference on ESD in Bonn, European Forum Alpbach, United Nations Climate Summit COP15 in Copenhagen).
In December we have presented the new INEX logo and launched a new web platform (including this blog you are reading right now). This also includes new content (such as a redefined INEX Vision statement), an INEX Facebook page, a Flickr and a Twitter account.
Fabienne Babinsky and Philipp Schoeffmann have been awarded the oikos Student Entrepreneurship Award 2009 for their achievements.
The INEX team has grown to 15 highly valued people working at the INEX office in Vienna, the Advisory Board now consists of 8 outstanding individuals from Europe and the Americas, and there are plans for opening a Latin America office in 2010.
We are happy to say that we have built dozens of new partnerships during 2009. And last (but certainly not least) INEX was able to identify, inspire, educate and empower dozens of young change makers with its initiatives.
A very big THANK YOU to all of you…
Thank you especially to our committed INEXers and partners, students and friends. Without you we would not have come that far. We would like to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and are very much looking forward to upcoming activities in 2010!
If you have not done so already, please also enjoy our “INEX Season’s Greetings 2009″ video below.
Love and Peace.