IBWSC 2018 --- Rotterdam, The Netherlands

IB World Student Conference-Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rotterdam

“Vital Cities, Vital Citizens"


From 22 – 28 July, 2018, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Erasmus University Rotterdam will hold a World Student Conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

At the conference, students will come together and explore the theme “Vital Cities, Vital Citizens.”

Students will take up the challenge to rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities in the future. How will you ensure quality education, good health care, clean and affordable energy and equal opportunities for all?


By 2050 the number of people living in cities will have increased by 2.5 billion to 6 billion. Failing to adapt appropriately to these changes will seriously jeopardize our chances of attaining the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2016 world leaders adopted the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda, but it is up to national governments and local authorities to take action now. 

During this IBWSC students will take up the challenge to rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities in the future. How will you ensure quality education, good health care, clean and affordable energy and equal opportunities for all?

What better place to discuss these topics than Rotterdam? The story of the city, from bombardment to reconstruction, and the drive to innovate that locals still use today to shape their city, all make Rotterdam a fascinating place to visit and discuss the notion of vital cities and citizens.

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