"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)
"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987
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Smart Islands and Regions Labs - academic partnership conference

Sep. 30 - Oct. 2, 2019 - Mljet Island, Croatia

What is the conference about?
The international conference is aiming to bring together scientific and innovation communities, projects and international networks to present scientific research results, to discuss common interest and new opportunities to work together to build new projects and partnerships for Smart Islands and Regions Labs.

Main focuss areas
Smart Islands and Regions Labs for Socio-Technological innovation with the participation of academia, local communities and people aiming to improve life, wellbeing and social cohesion.

Target topics economic growth, green energy, tourism, social development and innovation, environmental protection and national parks, transport, immigration, public health, prevention of radicalization, smart buildings and others complex topics requiring input from scientific community.

Conference fee: 305 EUR (VAT included)


Call for papers


Benchmarking the performance of cities across energy, water and environment systems
related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.