INVITATION for participation at 17th IRDO International Conference SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2022: Green, digital and inclusive transition: how to make it happen?

A part of the Conference SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2022 is also the 2nd IRDO & Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenia Conference.

23 June 2022, Maribor, Slovenia, European Union, ONLINE

You can take a look at IRDO 2022 Conference conclusions and proceedings here: https://www.irdo.si/en/irdo-conference/

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

you are kindly invited to participate in the 17th IRDO International Conference “SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE SOCIETY 2022: Green, digital and inclusive transition: how to make it happen?”, to be held on 2 and 3 June 2022 online. Conference is also the 2nd IRDO & Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenia Conference. More then 70 authors with 36 papers from more then 10 countries will co-create 17th IRDO International Conference online on 2-3 June 2022.

Organizers are IRDO – Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility, University of Maribor, Slovenia, Slovenian Society for Systemic Research (SdSr) and Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenia. This event is an official Partner Event of the EU Green Week (30 May to 5 June 2022). In 2022 – the European Year of Youth organizers decided to support young Ukrainian musicians in Slovenia with donations among conference participants.

We are proud that in the previous 16 years presidents of Slovenia, of Government of Slovenia and the Director General of the Slovene Chamber of Economy were honorary sponsors of IRDO Conference, now this is The European Business Network for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility = CSR Europe.

Our event has been confirmed as an official Partner Event of the EU Green Week. EU Green Week 2022 will take place from 30 May to 5 June 2022. EU Green Week is an annual opportunity to debate European environmental policy with policymakers, leading environmentalists and stakeholders from Europe and beyond. This year’s edition focuses on the European Green Deal – the EU’s sustainable and transformative growth strategy for a resource-efficient and climate-neutral Europe by 2050. More you can see here: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/eu-green-week-2022_en

In 2022 – the European Year of Youth organizers decided to support young Ukrainian musicians in Slovenia with donations among conference participantsThe year 2022 is also the European Year of Youth, so organizers of the IRDO 2022 international conference have decided to take this opportunity to help young Ukrainian musicians in Slovenia. On behalf of young musicians, the SMO Institute, the Gallus Foundation and the Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility, invite participants of the conference to help young Ukrainian musicians in Slovenia. Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so as soon as possible on the account of the SMO Institute. You can read more and donate here: 2022 IRDO Conference – Zavod SMO Donations   Thank you!

In 2021 we all recognized that the current global environmental-socio-economic-political crisis is killing humankind. All of us need to accept this fact and the fact that all of us must and can help ourselves solve this crucial danger in order to survive as the current and coming generations. No action for more sustainability is too small, all are urgent.

“The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable:  greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.” (UN Secretary-General António Guterres, 2021)

The main purpose of the conference is to explore conceptual framework(s), conditions and possibilities for a green, digital and inclusive transition that enables the development of a common sustainable future, in line with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs. A precondition for sustainable coexistence is socially responsible behaviour of each stakeholder in the community. Sustainability is increasingly regarded as a process of societal and inclusive transitions.

The conference emphasis is on implementation of a green, digital and inclusive transition as embraced by the European Green Deal (EGD) and other EU priorities and policies, including the Recovery and Resilience Facility/Plans. The EGD puts sustainability and, therefore, social responsibility at the heart of the EU policy-making, reflecting the need for systemic change.

To achieve the SDGs, fundamental transformations of societal systems (energy, mobility, food and built environment systems) that are at the root cause of environmental and climate pressures are urgently needed – i.e., sustainability transitions towards low-carbon, circular, bio- and blue economy and society (SOER 2020 by EEA). This trend towards a more integrated and holistic approach is also reflected in a stronger integration of environmental, social and economic objectives.

EU has adopted a number of guidelines for the development of digitalization, they are focused on socially responsible development and integration of digitalization in the society, and as indispensable element of sustainability transitions (e.g., Digital Agenda for Europe).

The basic vision of well-being for all while maintaining a healthy natural environment is also at the core of the model for an Integral Green Europe that is smartly integrating multiple EU potentials for sustainable development.

With the conference in 2022, we want to explore in terms of green, digital and inclusive transition what young people, researchers, teachers, experts, managers and everyone else can do together and what we should do to include personal, business and social responsibility in the social and natural environment where we operate.

By exchanging experiences, both theoretical and practical, especially from the point of view of green, digital and inclusive transition, the participants will help finding the right path to socially responsible behaviour. Social responsibility and a sustainable future are sources of great benefits, as has been shown in all crises so far, including the covid-19 one.

Therefore, we kindly invite you to participate at the conference as authors and / or listeners, to share your experiences, views and suggestions with other participants, including researchers, top consultants, other experts and experienced practitioners who will attend this conference. Young authors, high school and university students involved in educational processes are very welcome, too.

Here you can see our invitation: 2022 IRDO Conference – Inivitation -2-3-6-2022 ENG ok4

Check the program for 1st and 2nd Day of the Conference:

2022 IRDO Conference – program 2.-3.6.2022 -1st Day

2022 IRDO Conference – program 2.-3.6.2022 -2nd Day

Register with this registration for and be part of 2022 IRDO International conference: 2022 IRDO International Conference-Registration form-2-3-6-2022

Please send us your registration form as soon as possible to the e-mail address: info@irdo.si.

Here you can read our Conference Press Release: 2022 IRDO Conference – Press Release_31.5.2022ok

Supporting partners of the IRDO International Conference are: World Organisation of Systems and Cybernetics (WOSC), International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences (IASCYS), Pau, France, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Salzburg, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), International Federation for Systems Research (IFSR), Center of Risk & Crises Management (CRC), Vienna, Austria, COPERNICUS Alliance – European Network on Higher Education for Sustainable Development, CSR Europe, Danube University Krems, Austria, Slovenian Association for Quality and Excellence, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, Slovenia, Association of Employers of Slovenia, Managers’ Association of Slovenia, Network for Social Responsibility of Slovenia, Association Social Responsibility Academy, Gallus Foundation.

Co-financer is Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth. Sponsors are: Nova KBM d. d., Pošta Slovenije d.o.o., Medis-M d.o.o., Prohit d.o.o., Press Clipping d.o.o..

So far, over 1.500 authors from all over the world have participated in the previous 16 IRDO conferences. More you can see at https://www.irdo.si/en/irdo-conference/.

We are looking forward to your participation in the 17th IRDO International Conference ONLINE!

With kind regards,

Prof. Emer. Matjaž Mulej, PhD, PhD, University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, President of the IRDO Expert Council and Chair of the IRDO Conference Programme Committee

Prof. Emer. Peter Glavič, PhD, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, and Vice-Chair of the IRDO Conference Program Committee

Darja Piciga, PhD, Citizens’ Initiative for an Integral Green Slovenija, and Vice-Chair of the IRDO Conference Programme Committee

Assoc. Prof. Igor Perko, PhD, University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, WOSC director-general, and Vice-Chair of the IRDO Conference Programme Committee

Anita Hrast, MSc, IRDO Institute manager, Chair of Organizational Board of the IRDO Conference

Organiser Info:

IRDO – Institute for the Development of Social Responsibility (IRDO – Inštitut za razvoj družbene odgovornosti)
Cesta 13. julija 65 A, SI-1261 Ljubljana – Dobrunje, Slovenia, EUROPE
E: info@irdo.si | T: +386 (0)31 344 883 | W: www.irdo.si, www.horus.si, www.model-m.si

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