Home--7th Symposium on Creativity for Sustainable Education 2020
Council for Creative Education (CCE) Finland cordially invites you to participate and explore the
Creativity for Sustainable Education.
Greetings from CCE Finland! Hope you are in your best health.
We are deeply sorry to inform you that due to the rapidly expanding epidemic (Corona COVID-19) we are forced to postpone the 7th International Symposium on Creative Education. With tightening restrictions by health authorities (regarding traveling and public gatherings) we do not want to put our participants under the threat of long quarantines or, worse, being exposed to the virus. Obviously, we are devastated by this turn of events, but the safety of our participants is our first priority. After a careful risk assessment, we were forced to make this call. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. We understand this is a huge disappointment, and it is the same for us.
But, this is not the end, but the beginning of new creativity!
We have received more than 110+ abstracts on the theme "Creativity for Sustainable Education ". You all have taken tremendous efforts to write your papers, design your creative classrooms and Socratic dialogues. So, we need to come up with more sustainable and creative ways to share your experience with the world. We are happy to announce that we are organizing the online conference on 'Creativity for Sustainable Education' on 21st April 2020. The selected papers will get the opportunity to present in an online conference. You will receive a detailed email about the same very soon.
For those participants who are interested to attend the conference, the new dates are from 9th-12th Nov 2020. These dates are tentative so do not book the tickets as of now. But, we will inform you in the next 2 weeks about the booking of air tickets (based on the condition of Corona Virus predictions - Hopefully, it should be ok once summer starts). For those who can not attend it in Nov 2020 as well, we will naturally refund your fees who want to cancel their registration. We will inform you later in a separate message on how to get your money back. Please allow us sufficient time to proceed with the refund process
We will be shortly announcing an official statement in our channels, but we wanted to first let you personally know of this unexpected news. We are deeply saddened by this situation and are truly sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you.
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe and healthy!
From the year 2020, Council for Creative Education will be celebrating the World Creativity and Innovation Day in the third week of April. UNESCO has declared April 21st as the World Creativity and Innovation Day in the year 2018. It is followed by World Earth Day on April 22.
Considering these two important days, CCE has come up with the 7th Symposium on Creative Education focusing on 'Creativity for Sustainable Education'. We all are aware of the urgency to be addressed about sustainable development and education as a powerful tool to handle it.
For UNESCO, education for sustainable development involves:
Integrating key sustainable development issues into teaching and learning. This may include, for example, instruction about climate change, disaster risk reduction, biodiversity, and poverty reduction and sustainable consumption. It also requires participatory teaching and learning methods that motivate and empower learners to change their behaviors and take action for sustainable development. ESD consequently promotes competencies like critical thinking, imagining future scenarios and making decisions in a collaborative way.
Through this symposium, we expect to have a discussion about how creativity plays an important role in designing new tools for sustainable development, the methods through which teachers are bringing or can bring the awareness in schools, what policymakers are thinking about it. There can be many angles of discussion. Many viewpoints to argue.
Let's come together to discuss these vital issues for today and tomorrow, from 09 - 12 November 2020 in Finland.
The symposium is going to be different where everybody will get to participate and express his/her viewpoint. We are coming up with paper presentations, Creative classrooms, and Socratic dialogues.
Registrations are open! Join in!
Who can attend?
Any education enthusiast and entrepreneurship educator can participate in this symposium. Researchers and Teachers (pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher section), principals, educators, trainers, students from teacher education are welcome to present their ideas. We are also encouraging government representatives who can present government, educational policies and their research.
The countdown has begun
Seminaarinkatu 15, 40014 Jyväskylän yliopisto, Finland
Note: The venue for the Symposium is the University of Jyvaskyla Finland. Kindly do not communicate with the university for any of the questions related to the Symposium. The replies for the queries will be entertained only at
A method used to understand information by creating dialectic regarding a specific text. Participants seek a deeper understanding of complex ideas in a text through rigorous thoughtful dialogue, rather than by memorizing bits of information. The participants are requested to send their idea (300 words) on any of the themes or a topic related to creativity in Education.
A creative classroom is a 30-minute workshop in which participants will get the opportunity to present their creative ideas to the conference participants. The classroom/workshops will be held during the conference days and at the conference venue. The participants are requested to send their ideas on any topic related to creativity in Education.
Call For Papers
The participants are requested to send their abstract (300 words) on any of the themes or a topic related to creativity in Education.
Participate as Audience
You also can participate as an Audience. It is not mandatory to take a part in a creative Classroom, Paper Presentation or Socratic Dialogue.
The covering page should include the participant's name, title, email ID, phone number and name of the institute (if applicable).
The ideas should reach us on or before 25th May 2020 on our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCE will publish all selected papers through ebook after symposium and conference
The ideas should be sent in word/pdf form.(FileName as: name_title of the idea (e.g Albert Ellis_Creativity & Digitalization).
The abstract acceptance notification will be sent by 1st June 2020.
Dates & Deadlines
Glimpses of Previous Symposium
Symposium Fees & Inclusions
** CCE members will receive separate invoices according to the option they choose. The interested existing members and new members are requested to send an email including their name and days they want to attend to our info email address. Please note that there are only 3 options from which you need to choose one. It is mandatory to email the transaction ID of the membership fee payment to
For Student concession, it is mandatory to submit a photocopy of the Student id card and letter from the supervisor Or Head of the department.
For Online Bank Transfer details:
Account Name: CCE FINLAND OY
Account Number: FI 41 1146 3001 1433 92
BIC / SWIFT: NDEAFIHH
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Up to 90 days: 80% of the cost will be refunded
Up to 30 days: 50% of the cost will be refunded
Less than 30 days: no refund
Note: For Single occupancy, the registered participant needs to pay Euro 75 per day per person extra. Please contact us at for single occupancy during the symposium.
7th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND CONFERENCE
Creativity For Sustainable Education
09 - 12 November 2020