European Universities Initiative and Universities of Applied Sciences: reflections for future success

European Universities Initiative and Universities of Applied Sciences: reflections for future success

EURASHE is organizing the workshop “European Universities Initiative and Universities of Applied Sciences: reflections for future success” on 11 October at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU in Brussels, Belgium.

 

EURASHE considers that the European Universities initiative will change radically the higher education system in Europe by boosting the establishment of a genuine European Education Area. The importance that we attach to the European Universities makes us particularly concerned about the low representation of Professional Higher Education (PHE) institutions within the first call – European Universities 2019-EAC/A03/2018.

The objective of this workshop is, therefore, to analyse the experience of this call with the aim of identifying obstacles and weaknesses in the preparation of the proposals and possible solutions that we can provide, considering the five award criteria.

The workshop will also be the occasion to meet with potential partners for new alliances in view of the second call that the European Commission is going to launch soon.

  Participation fee 

EURASHE Members

Free entrance
Non Members EUR 80

Registration is CLOSED!

Friday 11 October 2019 | Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU, Rue Belliard 41-43,
1040 Brussels, Belgium

08:30-09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00-09:30

Welcome and General context setting

  • Simonas Šatūnas, Ambassador-at-Large, Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
  • Michal Karpíšek, EURASHE Secretary General
  • Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of the Unit in charge of Higher Education policies and programme, European Commission
09:30-10:15

Experience from the first European Universities Initiative (EUI) call

  • Elena Tegovska, Higher Education Unit, DG EAC, European Commission

Questions and answers

10:15-11:00

Applicants’ view: experience and challenges

  • Lessons learned from the first EUI application: practical tips and tricks from the U!REKA consortium, Thomas Feige, Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance (U!REKA)

Questions and answers

11:00-11:45

Identification of main challenges and barriers for UAS/PHE institutions

  • Participants’ discussion
11:45-12:00

EURASHE view and potential role

  • Michal Karpíšek, EURASHE Secretary General
12:00-13:00

Space for individual match-making and consultations

Background and objectives

EURASHE considers that the European Universities initiative will change radically the higher education system in Europe by boosting the establishment of a genuine European Education Area. The European Universities alliances will increase the mobility of students and staff,  foster the quality, inclusiveness and competitiveness of our Higher Education institutions, including their research and innovation capacities. This initiative is also essential to strengthen the European identity, based on a strong commitment with the European values and principles. The importance that we attach to the European Universities makes us particularly concerned about the low representation of Professional Higher Education (PHE) institutions within the first call – European Universities 2019-EAC/A03/2018.

The objective of this workshop is, therefore, to analyse the experience of this call with the aim of identifying obstacles and weaknesses in the preparation of the proposals and possible solutions that we can provide, considering the five award criteria: 1) relevance of the proposal; 2) geographical balance; 3) quality of the proposal and implementation; 4) quality of the alliance cooperation arrangements; and 5) sustainability and dissemination.

The workshop will also be the occasion to meet with potential partners for new alliances in view of the second call that the European Commission is going to launch soon.

  • Thomas Feige- Thomas Feige is the Edinburgh Napier University coordinator for the Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance (U!REKA). Working as an International Project Manager at Edinburgh Napier University to support the... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • Elena Tegovska- Elena Tegovska is currently leading the Erasmus+ Team within the Higher education unit at DG EAC, European Commission. Previously, she worked for the International relations office of Université libre de... Read more
  • Do not forget to bring your valid ID/passport.

    Venue of the event

    Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the EU
    Rue Belliard 41-43
    1040 Brussels
    Belgium 

    How to get there

    Metro and bus stop: Trône/Troon