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30th anniversary conference of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme with the presence of UCLan Cyprus

UCLan Cyprus UNESCO Chair on Governance and Social Responsibility in Sport, Course Leader in BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences Dr Efstathios Christodoulides and Visiting Assistant Professor in Management Dr Christos Anagnostopoulos were invited to the UNESCO 30th anniversary conference of the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme in Paris, France, on the 3rd & 4th of November 2022. This anniversary conference has celebrated the accomplishments over the last three decades and advanced authentic interdisciplinary dialogues and the cross-sectoral mobilisation needed to confront complex challenges on the horizon. Dedicated to the theme of “Transforming knowledge for just and sustainable futures”, the two-day event was grounded in the spirit of scientific, moral, intellectual, and academic solidarity.
The conference was also an opportunity for networking to strengthen the collaboration among members and with the UNESCO sector programmes. It has included special sessions based around thematic clusters, allowing multiple opportunities for Chairs, Networks, UNESCO specialists, and other participants, to exchange and initiate new collaborations.