Skills Community of Practice

Community leaders

Jon Altuna

Jon Altuna | Mondragon university

Ulf Daniel

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers | DWBH

EURASHE Skills Community of Practice (Skills CoP) integrates the trio of CoP which consists of informal peer learning for exchanging good practices and contributing to capacity-building. The CoP launched in February 2023 gathers staff in HEIs as well as professionals from various stakeholders, from interested to expert level, and intends to be a learning and exchanging space for new synergies and contributing to shaping the next developments within the skills’ scope in Europe from the PHE perspective.

Being 2023 the European Year of Skills, the relevance of this CoP is key for reflecting on and supporting the upskilling and reskilling in Europe. Education institutions, associations and policymakers are joining and working towards investment in skills fit for the current and future demands of the societal green and digital transitions, pursuing the principle of ensuring the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning (EPSR[1]).

The Skills CoP is co-lead by Mondragon University, Basque Country, Spain and the Future Skills Think Tank NextEducation from Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Germany. EURASHE is responsible for managing the CoP and owns the Intellectual Property of the Publications.


[1] European Pillar of Social Rights – Chapter I, 1st principle: “Everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning in order to maintain and acquire skills that enable them to participate fully in society and manage successfully transitions in the labour market.”

Core Group Members

André Reuter, DTMD University

Cosmin Sabo, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca

Cvetanka Walter

Elaine Sharplin, Nazarbayev University

Elin McCallum, Bantani Education

Jaana Seep, Tallinn Health Care College

Katalin Szondy, St. Pölten UAS

Katre Koit, Estonian Maritime Academy

Maja Dragan, FH Joanneum

Mercedes Vitale, DigiCo

Michael Hannon, Atlantic Technological University

Nata Japiashvili, Budapest Metropolitan University

Pia Koirikivi, Metropolia UAS

Rita Liepuoniene, Vilniaus kolegija / Higher Education Institution

Ruth Moran, Atlantic Technological University

Sylvie Bonichon

Vafa Gasimova, Khazar University

Yulia Krijthe, Hotelschool The Hague



Feb 2023


Apr 2023

First Core Group Meeting | Online


Jun 2023

Second Core Group Meeting | University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania


Oct 2023

Third Core Group Meeting | Online


Dec 2023


Dec 2023

Fourth Core Group Meeting | EURASHE – Brussels, Belgium