Workshop: Integrating Sustainable Development Goals into Real World: Challenges and Opportunities


Exploring Global Perspectives: The Future of Economics and Social Sciences

13-14 June 2024, Bucharest, Romania

Workshop Chairs

  • Elena Preda, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Carmen Trică, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is one of the most ambitious plans established globally, representing the moment that marked the entire human society by developing objectives and targets for all nations and peoples, for all sectors and fields of interest. The complexity of the approach, the highest ambition and the transformative long-term vision represent a unique approach, aiming to redesign the existence and development of human society in harmony with the natural environment, to ensure continuity, responsibility and long-term socio-economic development. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represented the recognition that action is needed at the level of all components of society if we want to change the development model.

The main aim of the workshop is to identify, discuss and share experiences, ideas and opinions about SDGs implementation challenges and opportunities, also.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related (but not limited) to:

  • Circular economy – a model for future generations
  • The impact of climate change on economy and society
  • Good practices for the implementation of the SDGs in the context of global risks
  • Inclusive and fair education for all
  • The green and digital transition

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, clearly stating the research question, methodology, results, and implications for sustainable education. Full papers should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including references, tables, and figures. Submissions must be original and not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed for relevance, originality, and contribution to the field.

This workshop is open to educators, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners interested and involved in sustainability and SDGs implementation.

Join us at “Integrating Sustainable Development Goals into Real World: Challenges and Opportunities” to contribute to the dialogue on challenges, dificulties and opportunities for a sustainable future. We look forward to your insightful contributions and to fostering collaborations that drive forward the Agenda 2030 for all.

Elena Preda

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, is the Head of the Research Center for Sustainable Development from Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. She holds a PhD. in Ecology and has scientific expertise in the field of environmental assessment and indicators, ecological processes, evaluation of ecosystem services in connection with socio-economic system. Her research activities concern: contributions to knowledge development and technical basis for assessment of climatic changes impacts on ecosystems; understanding the impact of different drivers on ecosystem functioning and development of innovative nature-based solutions and sustainable business models; involvement in environmental policy elaboration and implementation, thus supporting the decision-making process.

Carmen Lenuța Trică

Pofessor, Ph.D., is a graduate of the Faculty of Agrifood and Environmental Economics from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. She teaches courses: Sustainable Development, Circular Management of Resources, Environmental Governance, Environmental Economics, Ecological impact assessment. The topic of the doctoral thesis was “Economic tools in the sustainable management of water resources” and, in 2023, she defended the habilitation thesis with the theme “Contributions regarding the evaluation of the impact of the circular economy on sustainable development in the context of global risks”. In the 25 years of research activity, she was involved, as a team member or director, in 32 research projects related to the circular economy, waste management, sustainable development.