Naples, 22nd and 23rd October 2022 EuroScitizen WG2 meeting: The importance of Socioscientific Issues and Evolution for Education for Sustainability

Join us in the beautiful city of Naples and be one of the participants of the EuroScitizen WG2 meeting on the links between evolution and Socioscientific Issues (SSI) and how these can be explored to promote education for sustainability.

By attending you will:

  • + learn from other participants about the SSIs approach and how it can be used to address education for sustainability
  • + discuss how knowledge on evolution can be used to inform decision-making processes related with SSIs
  • + work collaboratively in interdisciplinary and international groups to develop, implement and evaluate educational activities that        explore SSIs from an evolutionary perspective
  • + become part of the SSI transversal group in EuroScitizen


Sustainable development requires people to be able to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and test solutions that allow them to address the needs of the present without compromising those from the future generations.

Many of the present day sustainability problems are complex, with no simple solutions, are widely discussed and often spark controversies, thus being good examples of SSI, that can be explored in classrooms to develop students’ skills for sustainable development.

But fostering sustainable development also requires people to be able to think over time to make, evaluate and use predictions of future impacts of present actions. For biology systems, this is strongly related to evolutionary processes.

In this meeting, we aim to contribute to education for sustainability. For that we will promote interdisciplinary group work to develop, implement and evaluate educational activities that explore SSI from an evolutionary perspective.

Join us in the beautiful city of Naples to accomplish this task!

Apply until 30th September here


Meeting provisional program

Day 1 – 22nd October

10:00 – Welcome reception

10:15 – Oral presentation: Sustainable development, SSI and evolution

11:00 – Coffee break

11:30 – Speed dating – activities’ brief presentation and discussion

13:00 – Lunch

14:30 – Oral presentation: Planning an SSI activity that explores evolution. What should we take into account?

15:00 – Hands on collaborative work: planning an SSI activity

16:30 – Coffee break

17:00 – World cafe – receiving feedback for the activity

18:30 – Enjoy Naples


Day 2- 23nd October

10:00 – Hands-on collaborative work: finishing the activities

11:30- Hands-on collaborative work: how and when to apply the activities and how to evaluate students’ learning outcomes.

12:30 – Report back and closing remarks

13:00 – Coffee break


Evaluation criteria

Criteria Maximum

evaluation points

Current or future level of involvement of the participant in the EuroScitizen WGs and SSI group 0.5
Contribution to participant’s professional development and future projects 0.3
Balance (gender, career stage, country, participation of distinct institutions) 0.2