Leaders of UAS discussed “Civic and democratic values and competencies in disruptive times”

On 10 October EURASHE invited Universities of Applied Sciences (hereafter UAS) leaders to gather for the 6th UAS Leadership Forum on “Social inclusion and civic and democratic values and competences in disruptive times” in Brussels, Belgium.

The 6th UAS Leadership Forum was devoted to the specific role and challenges for UAS in the promotion of civic and democratic values and social inclusion, within and outside the universities. Special attention was paid to the institutional capacities and constraints, the specific competencies needed for the teachers and the personnel of the universities, the necessary adaptations of the curricula in the light of the Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture, and the students’ participation.

Guest speakers of the Forum were Dr. Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General of the International Association of Universities, Sebastian Berger, Vice President of the European Students’ Union, Klaas Vansteenhuyse, Head Education and Student services of UC Leuven-Limburg, and Manûshân Nesari, Team lead of Student Services, UC Leuven-Limburg.

Please, find photos from the event here.


About the UAS Leadership Forum

The UAS Leadership Forum brings together Presidents, Rectors, Vice-Rectors, General Directors of European universities and colleges, and high-level members and representatives of other institutional and non-institutional organisations. Launched two years ago, this initiative has already proved to be very successful and largely appreciated by our community. Restricted to 25-30 participants, it provides for a more informal exchange of views and ideas following the Chatham House’s rules.



Ms Dovile Sandaraite
Communications and Events officer, EURASHE
Phone: +32 (0)4 986 90 140
E-mail: dovile.sandaraite@eurashe.eu