Annual Conference

Sustainable communities


The 35th Caretakers of the Environment International Conference will be a fully virtual conference hosted by Ireland from July 5th - July 9th 2021.

The theme for the conference is: Sustainable communities: working together locally and globally for a sustainable future. 

The organising committee is excited to welcome you virtually to Ireland! We are excited to present an interactive virtual conference programme that includes projects, workshops, cultural performances and more! This conference is jointly run by CEI Ireland and the CEI alumni.

The conference hosts are Andrew Cox (former CEI President/Chairman of CEI Ireland) and Laura Kelly (Senior Alumni Secretary/CEI Ireland Secretary).

Promo video of CEI 2021


Download CEI 2021 Presentation by Laura Kel


Download programme click here


Conference Venue

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 35th Annual CEI conference in 2021 will be, for the second time in history of CEI, fully virtual.

Organizer info

Sustainable communities: working together locally and globally for a sustainable future. 

“A sustainable community manages its human, natural, and financial capital to meet current needs while ensuring that adequate resources are available for future generations. Can we adapt our community to meet the global and local changes already happening around us?
We will focus on SDG's 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption), 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Life below water) and 15 (Life on land)”

There are then 3 conference sub-themes that you can structure your project around:
1. City & Urban Areas – SDG 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption & Production
2. Countryside, Food & Agriculture – SDG 15 Life on Land, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption & Production,
3. Coast & Water – SDG 14 Life Below Water, SDG 6 Clean Water & Sanitation

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A pre-conference to give a taster of what to expect at CEI 2021 will take place in on 6th March. Registration for the conference will open in February. So start getting together your delegation of interested students and begin thinking about your project. A delegation consists of high school students (aged 12-18) accompanied by a teacher or youth leader. Each delegation will present a project at the conference based on the conference theme. 

The link for registration
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Conference payment

Participation in the conference is completely free.

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