26th Annual Conference – Belgrade 2016

EURASHE organised its 26th Annual Conference titled ‘Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: professional higher education and the world of work‘ in Belgrade (Serbia) on 21-22 April 2016. It is co-organised by EURASHE, the Conference of Academies of Applied Studies Serbia (CAASS) and with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MoESTD) of Serbia, the Foundation Foedus Srbija and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia. Underneath are further information on:

(Photograph: CC by-sa by Filip Maljković)

Following are EURASHE news items related to the event:

  • IMG_3797 2016 26th Annual Conference: Material & Photographs 6/5/2016 - EURASHE organised its 26th Annual Conference titled ‘Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: professional higher education and the world of work‘ in Belgrade (Serbia) on 21-22 April 2016. The material and photographs are now being made available, more presentations will follow soon. The presentations and speeches of the conference are available in our online library […]
  • ACB_pic_round Last chance to register for EURASHE’s 26th Annual Conference: registrations close on Monday 11 April 7/4/2016 - Because education is the gateway to the future, in two weeks’ time EURASHE’s 26th Annual Conference will take place in Belgrade (Serbia). On 21-22 April, speakers from higher education institutions and from practice will exchange on the benefits of higher education cooperating with all actors, society and the world of work: Srđan Verbić, Minister of […]
  • HEInnovate_logo HEInnovate at EURASHE’s 26th Annual Conference 24/3/2016 - Being an entrepreneurial higher education institution depends upon individuals, and innovative ways of doing things. There is no ‘unique’ approach, but a variety of ways in which higher education institutions behave entrepreneurially, for example, in how they manage resources and build organisational capacity, involve external stakeholders into their leadership and governance, create and nurture synergies […]
  • EURASHE_AC_Belgrade_21-220416_flyer Programme and speakers of the 26th Annual Conference 19/2/2016 - Join us at our Annual Conference on the theme: “Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: professional higher education and the world of work” in Belgrade (Serbia) on 21-22 April 2016. The Conference programme has been published, including keynotes and workshops on 3 Conference tracks: Employability, Regional Development, Innovation. Jens Nymand Christensen, Deputy Director General for […]
  • belgrade_2 2016 26th Annual Conference: Registrations are open! 4/12/2015 - EURASHE’s 26th Annual Conference has officially been launched. The conference is titled ‘Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: professional higher education and the world of work‘ and will take place on 21-22 April 2016. More information is available on the page of the conference here, including the theme of the conference, programme, practical information and […]
  • EURASHE_logo EURASHE 2016 work programme 27/11/2015 - In 2016 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2016 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 26th Annual Conference organised on 21-22 April in Belgrade (Serbia) will be our main event of the year, focusing on the new modes of cooperation between professional higher education and the world of […]

Situated in the South-East of Europe, where the Danube meets the Balkans, on the crossroads between the East and the West, with its tempestuous past, archaeological sites, fortresses, monuments, natural rarities and luscious sceneries, Serbia opens its gates and soul of its people wide, making you feel welcome.

More than 2000 hours of sunshine and about 260 clear and slightly cloudy days every year, it belongs to the sunnier countries of Europe and offers outstanding opportunities to organise various tours and excursions. Travelling through its towns, villages, spas, over plains, hills and mountains, along its rivers and lakes and passing by its wine yards and orchards, one can feel the specific combination of ancient cultures and charming mixture of tradition and modernity.

Archeological sites, going as far back as early as pre-historic times, through Roman and Byzantine ages, fortresses and monasteries of the Serbian medieval architecture, the abundance of rivers and thermal waters, natural ambient complexes, bohemian towns, ethno villages and homesteads, as well as various cultural manifestations, offer a wide range of touristic opportunities. Relax and enjoy the company of professional tourist guides who will present and explain the best this country has to offer, and the beauty that leaves nobody indifferent.

Food is a matter of cult in Serbia, and hedonism is the way of life. Various local specialties, made of organic food, simply arise one’s passion with their flavor once they are tasted. Specialties are numerous and display the versatility of Serbian national cuisine. Each region is special by its choice and cultivation of food, preparation of dishes, ambiance and the way of offering them.

Serbia produces some 700 various types of wine. Grapes have been cultivated here for more than four millennia, and documents state that wine has been produced here since the 3rd century and the times of the Roman Emperor Probus, who himself planted high quality grapevine on the slopes of Fruska Gora mountain. In the times of the Serbian Emperor Dusan, when Serbia was at the peak of its power as largest country in Europe, 22 kilometers long ceramic wine-ducts were constructed.

Rakia is the traditional Serbian spirit and is part of the highest quality spirits in the world. There are more than 300 kinds of rakia, made of all sorts of fruit and forest products, with the addition of natural ingredients and flavors: berries, plants, herbs, nuts, honey etc. The best known rakia is made of plums, “sljivovica”. Well known are also spirits made of pear, apricot, grape, quince, honey etc. It is produced in the first Serbian patented installation, “rakia distillery”!

One of the strong points, if not the strongest, of the Belgrade’s tourist offer is its nightlife, gaining world class reputation over the past few years. This year, National Geographic magazine ranked Belgrade second in the world, ahead many of the long-established party capitals, such as Ibiza, Sao Paulo and New York.



Climate in Serbia is temperate continental, with a gradual transition between the four seasons of the year. Summers are warm, with temperatures up to 35° C and winters are cold and snowy, with temperature from – 10° C to 10° C.



Serbia is located in the central part of the Balkan peninsula, in the South-Eastern part of Europe.



Approximately 10 million people live in Serbia. The majority of the population are Serbs (66 per cent), and numerous among 37 nationalities which also live in Serbia are Albanians (17 per cent), Hungarians (3.5 per cent), followed by Romanians, Croats, Bulgarians and others. All citizens have equal rights and responsibilities and enjoy full national equality.



Serbia’s capital is Belgrade (original name: Beograd; White city), with a population of 1.6 million. Belgrade is the administrative, economic and cultural center of Serbia.



The official language is Serbian and official alphabets are both Cyrillic and Latin. In the areas inhabited by national minorities, the languages and alphabets of the minorities are in official use, as provided by law.



The main religion in Serbia is Christian Orthodoxy, but there are also other religious communities: Islamic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and other.


Time zone

Central European Time Zone (CET)


Credit cards

International credit cards Visa, Master Card, Diners, and American Express are accepted in most shops, airline companies, hotels and restaurants.


Banks & Post offices

On week days they are opened from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm. On Saturdays they are opened from 08.00 a.m. to 03.00 p.m. In Belgrade and other bigger cities in Serbia, some banks and post offices are opened on Sundays.



Alimentation shops are open daily from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm including Saturdays, while on Sundays they are open from 8.00 am to 2.00 pm. In every city or town, there are stores open 24 hours a day. Markets are open every day from 6.00 am to 5.00 pm.


Power supply

220 V, 50 Hz


Important phone numbers

Police: 192

Fire service: 193

Medical emergency: 194

Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: professional higher education and the world of work

belgrade_2EURASHE represents higher education institutions offering professionally oriented programmes, characterised by having strong links with the world of work. While in the past years EURASHE promoted different modes and the overall importance of cooperation between professional higher education institutions and the world of work, with the 26th Annual Conference we wish to bring attention to the benefits this cooperation brings to all the sides.

Entitled ‘Centres of cooperation striving for excellence: Professional higher education and the world of work’, the Annual Conference will develop through 3 main themes seen as the biggest strengths of the cooperation built between PHE institutions and the world of work: employability, regional development and innovation. When talking about employability, we will address different indicators and discuss modes of cooperation and engagement that support graduates’ employability. Regional development and service to society proved to be one of the biggest strengths of our sector. We will showcase good practices where cooperation between institutions, the business sector and local and regional authorities made significant contribution to local/regional development. Finally, innovation is a key for development and when stakeholders work together, great things are achieved.

The 3 main themes will be built by key-note speakers, and further developed through working sessions focusing on management, educational aspects of cooperation and the role of different stakeholder groups. Additionally, a specific track during the 2-day event will give attention to the topics of high importance for Serbia and countries in the region. This way we wish to contribute to the further development of, and to professional higher education, in the Western Balkans.

We invite you to join participants coming from institutional management, head of programmes, teaching staff, researchers, quality assurance managers and agencies, business, public agents and more. The conference full of knowledge, information and good practices, offering a high level of networking opportunities will for sure be an inspiring experience for each of the participants.

We look forward to welcoming you in Belgrade!

Following is the programme of the event:

Day 0 – Wednesday 20 April 2016

16.00 – 18.00     EURASHE 2016 General Assembly

Venue: The Palace of Serbia (east wing), Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 2, New Belgrade, Belgrade


Day 1 – Thursday 21 April 2016

Venue: The Palace of Serbia (main entrance), Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 2, New Belgrade, Belgrade

9.30 – Registrations

10.30 – Opening of the 26th EURASHE Annual Conference

Chair: Johan Cloet, Secretary General of EURASHE, Belgium

Srđan Verbić, Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, Serbia

Tanja Miščević, Head of the negotiating team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union, Serbia

Branko Savić, President of the Conference of Academies for Applied Studies in Serbia (CAASS), Serbia

Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE, France

11.45 – Keynote speech

Professional higher education – shaping Europe’s potential, Jens Nymand Christensen, Deputy Director-General at the Education and Culture, Directorate-General (EAC) of the European Commission

12.30 – Lunch

14.00 – Track 1 – EMPLOYABILITY

Chair: Michal Karpíšek, Vice-President of EURASHE, Czech Republic

Keynote speech: Developing and Improving Employability – Prospects of Successfully Linking Theory and Practice in Academic Study Programs, Michael Nagel, Head of Department of International Business at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Germany

Introduction to the parallel working sessions

14.45 – Coffee break

15.15 – Parallel working sessions

Graduate employability – some critical success factors, Terry Dray, Director Graduate Advancement and Employer Engagement, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Employability of Business students to Start-Ups, Juha Saukkonen, Senior Lecturer at JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Work Based Learning Partnerships between a Higher Education Institute and an External organisation, Oran Doherty, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

16.45 – Panel discussion on good practices on cooperation between higher education institutions and the world of work

Chair: Michal Karpíšek, Vice-President of EURASHE, Czech Republic

Iva Biondić, Director Business Development at VERN Group, Croatia

Terry Dray, Director Graduate Advancement and Employer Engagement, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Danutė Rasimavičienė, Dean, Faculty of Business Management, Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

Juha Saukkonen, Senior Lecturer at JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

17.30 – End of day 1

19.30 – Conference welcome reception

Restaurant Grafičar, Vase Pelagića 31, Belgrade


Day 2 – Friday 22 April 2016


Chair: Dejan Blagojević, Director, College of Applied Technical Sciences Niš, Serbia

Keynote speech: The role of universities of applied science in stimulating regional development in a globalising knowledge economy, Paul Benneworth, Senior Researcher, Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente, Netherlands

Introduction to the parallel working sessions

10.00 – Coffee break

10.15 – Parallel working sessions

Higher Education and Enterprise working together for Regional Development, Irene Sheridan, Head of CIT Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Wicked Constellations or Promising Perspectives? Universities of Applied Sciences and regional cooperation in Austria, Benedikt Speer, Professor and Head of Degree Program Public Management, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Not every student has to become an entrepreneur, but every student has to become more entrepreneurial, Filip Burgelman, Entrepreneurship education architect, Thomas More University College, Belgium

Prednosti regionalne saradnje na Zapadnom Balkanu/Benefits of regional cooperation in the Western Balkans (working session in Serbian), Ružica Stanković, former President of the Conference of Academies for Applied Studies in Serbia (CAASS), Serbia, and Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, College Headmaster at Tehniški šolski center Maribor, Slovenia

11.45 – Networking/information sessions

Good practices Bazaar: interactive networking event exchanging good practices and presenting projects

EURASHE Bazaar: information session on EURASHE activities for participants new to the organisation

12.30 – Lunch

14.00 – Track 3 – INNOVATION

Chair: Marc Vandewalle, Secretary-General of VLHORA, Belgium

Keynote speech: Nature and nurture of the relationships between HEIs and business in Europe, Victoria Galán-Muros, Director in the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), Spain

Introduction to the parallel working sessions

14.45 – Coffee break

15.00 – Parallel working sessions

Beyond the research evaluation: challenges of assessing the knowledge exchange and innovation on national and institutional level, Karel Šima, Senior researcher and consultant, Centre for Higher Education Studies Prague, Czech Republic

Boosting creativity – Interactive ideation session, Danutė Rasimavičienė, Dean, Faculty of Business Management, Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

HEInnovate – Self-assessment tool and methodology, Rebecca Allinson, Director, Zsuzsa Javorka, Senior Consultant, at Technopolis, United Kingdom

Inovacije kao deo nove misije visokog obrazovanja/Inovation as a part of the new mission of higher education (working session in Serbian), Dejan Blagojević, Director, College of Applied Technical Sciences Niš, Serbia, and Tijana Isoski, Board member, European Students’ Union, Serbia

16.30 – Panel discussion on excellence in cooperation between professional higher education and the world of work

Chair: Johan Cloet, Secretary-General of EURASHE, Belgium

Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE, France

Branko Savić, President of the Conference of Academies for Applied Studies in Serbia (CAASS), Serbia

Irene Sheridan, Head of CIT Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Ireland

Tijana Isoski, Board member, European Students’ Union (ESU), Serbia

Jelena Bulatović, Executive Director of the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), Serbia

17.15 – Closing of the Conference

19.30 – Gala dinner

Venue: Azzaro Red Club, Bulrvar M. Milankovića 136/A, 11070 New Belgrade


Day 3 – Saturday 23 April 2016

Social programme

Following the end of the conference, EURASHE traditionally organises a 1-day excursion to enjoy the beauties of Serbia and its culture, heritage and cuisine. We will start by visiting the Oplenac Hill and its famous Mausoleum of the Serbian and Yugoslav Royal House of Karađorđević. We will continue our visit to the vinery Aleksandrovic for vine and rakija tasting and finish the tour enjoying traditional Serbian food and drinks.

In case of interest, pleae make sure to register for the social programme when registering online for the conference.

For participants departing from Belgrade on Saturday in the afternoon, a 3-hour guided tour ‘Nikola Tesla’s Belgrade’ through the city centre will be organised in the morning. More information on this tour will be provided prior to the event per email to all registered participants, and registration for the tour will be required on the spot during the first day of the conference.

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Terry_Dray_UK Terry Dray - Terry Dray is the Director of Graduate Advancement, Employer Engagement at Liverpool John Moores University where he is responsible for the World of Work Programme, stake holder engagement and employment and skills. Prior to this he was Director of the Oxford University Careers Service and a Professorial Fellow of New College. He has worked in […]
  • Irene_Sheridan_IE Irene Sheridan - Having worked with national and multinational electronics companies before joining CIT, Irene Sheridan was appointed Head of Department of Electronic Engineering, CIT in 2004. In 2012, Irene completed a Doctorate on Change Management in Higher Education with the University of Middlesex.  Since 2007 she has managed two collaborative projects exploring engagement interactions between higher education […]
  • Paul_Benneworth_UK Paul Benneworth - Paul Benneworth is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.  Paul’s research concerns the relationships between universities and society in the context of the knowledge economy through understanding the dynamics of knowledge between university, policy, business and societal spheres.  He has a long tradition […]
  • Karel_Sima_CZ Karel Šima - Dr. Karel Šima works in the Centre for Higher Education Studies, Prague as a senior researcher and consultant. He studied history and anthropology at Charles University, Prague where he also regularly teaches. He has been involved in project that developed new research evaluation system in Czech Republic until recently. His research interests comprise research funding […]
  • Johan_Cloet_BE Johan Cloet - Johan Cloet has been the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2014-2016, which he represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) and several of its working groups, such as on ‘Structural Reforms’ and ‘Reporting on the Implementation of the Bologna Process’. He has also been the representative of EURASHE in the E4-Group (with ENQA, ESU and EUA), […]
  • Victoria_Galan-Muros_ES Victoria Galán-Muros - Dr. Victoria Galán-Muros is an active professional with international experience in the areas of university-business cooperation, higher education and innovation from different perspectives. As a senior consultant, currently an associate at Technopolis Group UK, has worked with universities and governments in 14 countries, organised workshops in 13 countries and participated in 11 government funded projects. […]
  • Srdan_Verbic_RS Srđan Verbić - Srđan Verbić is the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. He graduated in theoretical physics at the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, after which he worked as physics programme manager in Research Station Petnica. He defended his master thesis in the field of artificial intelligence in 2001, and […]
  • Alicia-Leonor_Sauli-Miklavcic_SI Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, Board member of EURASHE - Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič is a good connoisseur of international professional higher education, she has been Project Expert at the Slovene Association HVC as well as a member of the EURASHE working group on Employability & Lifelong Learning. She was one of the partners in the L5-Missing Link project, and is one of the experts for the […]
  • Dejan_Blagojevic_RS Dejan Blagojević - Dejan Blagojevic is a professor of professional studies at VTSNIS and director of College of applied technical science in Nish since 2009, and since the year 2009 he is taking an active role in modernisation of professional higher education in Serbian HE system. He Obtained Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Faculty of Technical Sciences in […]
  • Danute_Rasimaviciene_LT Danutė Rasimavičienė - Danutė Rasimavičienė leads the Faculty of Business Management of Vilniaus Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania. She started her professional career in a secondary school as a teacher of Lithuanian language and literature, then moved to professional higher education institution and from 1989 is working for that sector. She holds two master’s degrees: in philology and […]
  • Tanja_Miscevic_RS Tanja Miščević - Prof. Tanja Miščević, PhD is Head of the negotiating team for the Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union, as well as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade. Prof. Miščević has held a number of important positions within the Government of Serbia, among others as Special Advisor to […]
  • Juha_Saukonnen_FI Juha Saukkonen - Juha P. Saukkonen (M. Sc., econ), Senior Lecturer of Management at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Global Business Management-unit. Juha P. Saukkonen is the coordinator of High Tech Management-specialization programme in the educational unit hosting some 30+ nationalities inside its student body and its multicultural faculty. He is the 3rd Certified Supercoach® Instructor in […]
  • Stephane_Lauwick_FR Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE - Stéphane Lauwick joined the University of Le Havre (France) in 1993 as a professeur agrégé. After heading the Electrical Engineering Department of the University Institute of Technology (IUT) of that university, he is now the director of the Institute, an institution that enrolls some 2500 students and delivers 26 awards. He has been member of […]
  • Jens_Nymand-Christensen_DK Jens Nymand Christensen - Jens Nymand Christensen is Danish and holds a Master degree in Business Economics and International Economics. Jens Nymand Christensen has been employed in the European Institutions since 1979 and has among other things been a Member of the cabinet of Vice-President Henning Christophersen, Head of Unit of an office dealing with International Food, Veterinary and […]
  • Branko_Savic_RS Branko Savić, Board member of EURASHE - Branko Savić is the president of the Conference of Academies for Applied Studies in Serbia (CAASS) since August 2015. He obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering and was elected as college professor (Professor of vocational studies) on 1 March 2000. He is one of the founders of new study programmes in the areas of graphical […]
  • Filip_Burgelman_BE Filip Burgelman - Filip Burgelman has been coordinator/entrepreneurship education architect at Thomas More University College in Belgium since 2011, working on a research & innovation hub on sustainability, innovation in education and entrepreneurship. Since 1999 he has been lecturer on the innovative mindset within 20th and 21st century practices in architecture and design. Filip Burgelman is a graduate […]
  • Benedikt_Speer_AT Benedikt Speer - Benedikt Speer has been professor of public management since 2010 and program director since 2011 at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS). He holds degrees in political science, public/european law and hispanic studies from the University of Heidelberg and in administrative sciences from the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer. In the latter institution he […]
  • Oran_Doherty_IE Oran Doherty - Oran Doherty has been employed as the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Work Based Learning Facilitator (WBL) at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) in Ireland since 2006. Prior to this, Oran was employed in various private national and international organizations. In his RPL capacity, he is responsible for dealing with enquiries from full time […]
  • Michael_Nagel_DE Michael Nagel - Prof. Dr. Michael Nagel is Professor of International Management and Marketing and Head of the Department of International Business at Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart (DHBW), Germany. He holds three Diplomas/Master Degrees from the Universities of Tübingen and Berlin and a Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) from the University of Potsdam. Professor Nagel teaches Business Administration, International […]
  • Ruzica_Stankovic_RS Ružica Stanković - Ružica Stanković was elected as college professor on December 1, 1988. From 1999 to 2005 was a coordinator of higher business schools. From 2005 to April, 2011 she was the chairman of the section of business schools in Serbia. As a member of the Presidency of the Conference of Directors of high schools participated in […]
  • Zsuzsa_Javorka_HU Zsuzsa Javorka - Zsuzsa Javorka is a senior consultant with Technopolis with over 9 years’ experience in the field of research, science, higher education and innovation policy. She is an experienced researcher in the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques. Zsuzsa joined Technopolis in March 2008 from the Hungarian National Office for […]
  • Marc_Vandewalle_BE Marc Vandewalle, Board member of EURASHE - Marc Vandewalle is Secretary General of VLHORA, the Flemish Council of University Colleges. As CEO he is chief of the VLHORA staff and member of the board of UAS-directors. As such he is member of different national and international fora. He has been member of the Board of EURASHE for the period 2010-2018 and of […]
  • Rebecca_Allinson_UK Rebecca Allinson - Rebecca Allinson is a Director at the science and innovation research consultancy, Technopolis Group. Technopolis has offices in eight European countries and Colombia. Rebecca is the Principal lead for Higher Education across Technopolis and researches and evaluates issues relation to the interplay between education, research and innovation.  Rebecca has been working for the European Commission, DG Education and […]
  • Tijana_Isoski_RS Tijana Isoski - After representing Serbia in the Board of the European Students’ Union for two years, Tijana Isoski has been elected to the ESU Executive Committee for the period 2014/2015. She is working in Quality clusters, where her main areas of work are Student-Centred learning, Quality Assurance and Qualifications Framework. Tijana is also a Content Coordinator for […]
  • Jelena_Bulatovic_RS Jelena Bulatović - Executive Director of the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) and Board Member of the Opportunity Bank in Serbia.  Business executive with over 15 years of working experience in the area of business diplomacy, business development, government relations, advocacy, project management and international relations. As Executive Director of SAM, in charge of managing business association that […]
  • Iva_Biondic_HR Iva Biondić - Iva Biondić is Director of Business Development at the VERN’ Group, owner of VERN’ University of Applied Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia. Currently she is a Program Director of OBRAD project and conference that, as a platform to initiate and moderate constructive dialogue between the education system and the labour market, i.e. economy, hopes to consequently […]
  • Michal_Karpisek_CZ Michal Karpíšek, Secretary-General of EURASHE - Michal Karpíšek is the Secretary-General of EURASHE, starting 1 June 2016. He has been Executive Officer of the Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE) since 1994. He has been engaged in the introduction and development of Czech professional higher education since its very beginning. Focusing on internationalisation, CASPHE became a member of […]
Following are the practicalities of the event:

Conference location

The conference will take place at Palata Srbije, located at Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 2, Belgrade, Serbia. It is shown in yellow on the map.



Participants of 26th EURASHE Annual Conference can benefit from a reduced rated when arranging their accommodation at one of the following suggested hotels, shown in red on the map:

  1. Crown Plaza Belgrade 4*, website, Crown Plaza is the main hotel of the conference. It is located 2 km away from the conference venue, with approximately 20 min walking distance. The price for single occupancy is EUR 72 and for double EUR 82 per night. Use the booking form to reserve your accommodation.
  2. Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade 4*, website, Falkensteiner Hotel is the closest one to the conference venue, being only 1.3 km away. The price for both single and double occupancy is EUR 110 per night. Use the booking form to reserve your accommodation.
  3. Hyatt Regency Belgrade 5*, website, For participants looking for the highest standards, we propose Hyatt Regency Hotel. Being 2.2 km away from the venue, it is still within the walking distance. Price for single occupancy is EUR 116 and EUR 127 for double occupancy per night. Use the booking form to reserve your accommodation.
  4. Hotel Constantine The Great 4*, website, Hotel Constantine the Great is suggested to those participants who prefer to stay in the centre of the city, on a walking distance from the major sights of Belgrade. It is as well conveniently connected with a direct tram line to the conference venue. Single occupancy costs EUR 70 and double EUR 80 per night. To benefit from a reduced rate, use the promotional code “EURASHE2016” when booking your stay on the hotel’s website.
  5. Envoy Hotel 4*, website, Envoy Hotel is located in the very heart of Belgrade, on the main city promenade. Prices are set at EUR 90 for single occupancy and EUR 105 for double per night. Use the booking form to reserve your accommodation.



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Tourist information

For more information on Belgrade in particular, visit the website of the Tourist Organisation of Belgrade, and for more information on Serbia in general, visit the website of the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia.


Visa requirements

Citizens of European Union and EFTA countries, as well as other European countries including Belarus, Russia and Ukraine do not require visa for entering the Republic of Serbia. Before travelling to the conference, we kindly ask you to inform yourself of this issue, consulting your national authorities and/or Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.



  • EURASHE_block European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents univerisities of applied sciences and university colleges; other members of EURASHE are national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions, and other individual institutions, such as universities.
  • KACCC_logo_2 Conference of Academies of Applied Studies Serbia (CAASS) - КОНФЕРЕНЦИЈА АКАДЕМИЈА СТРУКОВНИХ СТУДИЈА СРБИЈЕ (KASSS) The Conference of academies for applied studies in Serbia (CAASS), established on the basis of the Law on Higher Education, is an umbrella association of non-university higher education institutions in Serbia. CAASS has 62 members. The members of CAASS are accredited higher education institutions, academies and higher schools of […]
  • ministry-RS_logo Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (MoESTD) (Serbia) - The Ministry of Education and Science carries out public administration activities related to: the system, development and promotion of scientific and research activities for the purposes of scientific, technological and economic development; defining and implementing the policies and strategies of scientific and technological development; defining and implementing the programmes of scientific, technological and development research; […]
  • Foedus_logo Foundation Foedus Srbija - Foundation Foedus Srbija is a foundation established in February 2016 whose ambition is that by gathering credible companies and individuals and connecting them in selected fields of work, help the realization of socially important goals: promotion of culture and all its value to the development of entrepreneurial and enterprising spirit for the purpose of solidarity.
  • PKS_logo Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia - The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia represents the interests of the Serbian economy, and is a supporting partner in business development. The tradition of Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the chamber system, branched chamber network that encompasses two autonomous chambers, the Belgrade chamber, sixteen regional chambers and nine representative offices abroad, guarantee an […]
Registrations are now closed. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat at [email protected].

The registration deadline is 11 April 2016. Please note that registrations will close once the event is full, which may occur before the registration deadline.


Registration fee

The registration fee includes attendance at the conference, all materials (documentation and welcome package), coffee breaks, lunches, the welcome reception and gala dinner for participants. The fee does not cover travel and accommodation expenses.

The registration fees are set as follows:

  • Regular participants (non-members of EURASHE): EUR 420
  • Members of EURASHE: EUR 300
  • Participants from Serbia & the region: RSD 20,000 / EUR 160 (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro)
  • Social programme: EUR 50

The fees for a companion (spouse/partner only) are set as follows:

  • Welcome reception: EUR 20
  • Gala dinner: EUR 35
  • Social programme: EUR 50

There is a possibility to pay your fee in cash on the spot. Should you wish to do so, an administrative fee of EUR 20 may be charged in addition to your registration fee.



Cancellations must be sent in writing to [email protected].

Cancellations received prior to 15 March 2016 will be reimbursed fully, while cancellations received between 16 and 29 March 2016 will be reimbursed in the amount of 50% of the participation fee. Participants who cancel after 29 March 2016 or do not attend the conference will be liable to pay the entire registration fee.

Substitutes may be accepted at any time, provided that the secretariat is informed of the change.



The registration will be confirmed by an email. However, please note that your registration will be completed and considered final only when your payment has been received.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat at [email protected].

Following are the photographs of the event:

EURASHE 26th Annual Conference