NEXT GEN PHE | EURASHE 31ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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PRE-CONFERENCE – MAY 22
TIME ACTIVITY
15:00-16:30 Visit Brussels
16:30-18:00 Free Time
18:00-21:00

PRE-CONFERENCE RECEPTION 

Welcome words by Paul Hannigan, EURASHE Board Member

Scene setter by Prof. Emeritus John Goddard, on the Civic University

📍 University Foundation  (11 rue d’Egmont – 1000 Brussels)

(more details in the « Social programme » section)

CONFERENCE VENUE
📍 HAUTE ÉCOLE EPHEC –
Av. Konrad Adenauer 3, 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels, Belgium 

DAY 1 – MAY 23
TIME ACTIVITY 
9:00-9:30 Registration and welcome coffee
Moderation of Day 1 by Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, Secretary General of Slovene HVC
9:30-10:00

OPENING SESSION

Pierre-Yves Jeholet – Minister-President of the Government of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels

Armando Pires – EURASHE President

Emmanuelle Havrenne – Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director, Haute École EPHEC

Laurent Despy – Administrator, Academy for Research and Higher Education – ARES

Mariya Gabriel (video message) – European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

10:00-10:30

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Implementing the European Skills Agenda  

Antoine Kasel – Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit

10:30-11:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH : The role of Universities of Applied Science in building the European Research and Innovation Areas

Luciana Vaccaro – Rector, Haute École spécialisée de Suisse occidentale, Chair UAS4Europe

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:15 Breakout sessions I
12:15-13:00 Good practices 
13:00-14:15 Lunch break // Posters and networking
14:15-15:00

PANEL DISCUSSION – FUTURE SKILLS FOR THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL  

Moderation by Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Baden-Würtenburg Dual Hochschule

Chiara Riondino – Head of Unit, Vocational Education and Training, European Commission

Aitor Lizartza – Director, Entrepreneurship, Mondragon University

Maxime Cerutti – Director, Social Affairs, Business Europe 

Emma Furlan – Student representative – Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne

15:00-15:45 Breakout sessions II
15:45-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:45

PANEL DISCUSSION – IMPLEMENTING THE DIGITAL EDUCATION ACTION PLAN

Moderation by John Edwards, EURASHE Secretary General

Ivana Juraga – European Commission, DG Education, Culture, Youth and Sport 

Saskia Van Uffelen – National Coalition Lead Digital Skills & Jobs, Inetum

Abdullatif AlShamsi – President and CEO of Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Niklas Sillander – Student Representative, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK)

16:45-17:30

ALLIANCES WITHIN THE EUROPEAN EDUCATION AREA

European Universities: Coordination, opportunities, and challenges

Moderation by Michal Karpisek, former EURASHE Secretary General

Tine Delva – Deputy Head of Unit, DG Education, European Commission

Ana TecilazićSecretary General, Algebra University College, Croatia

Hannes Raffaseder – UAS St Pölten, Austria and Coordinator of EUDRES Alliance

Ana Sargento – Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal and RUN-EU Alliance

17:30-19:00 Free time
19:00

Gala dinner

Welcome speech by Mrs Pascale Delcomminette, General Administrator of Wallonia-Brussels International

📍Museum of Natural Sciences (Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Bruxelles)

(more details in the « Social programme » section).

 

DAY 2 – MAY 24 
TIME ACTIVITY
08:45-9:15 Registration and welcome coffee
Moderation of Day 2 by Jon Altuna,Vice-Rector, Mondragon University
09:15-09:30

EURASHE and the Stand by Youth Initiative

Andrew Paterson – Senior Counsellor, OECD

John Edwards – Secretary-General, EURASHE

Roosa Veijola – Student representative – University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland (SAMOK)

09:30-10:00

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Mapping Professional Tertiary Education

Victoria Kis – Policy Analyst, OECD

10:00-10:45 Breakout sessions III
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:00 Good Practices
12:00-13:00

POLICY ROUNDTABLE – PLACE BASED RESEARCH & INNOVATION 

Moderation by Nijole Zinkeviciene, Vilnius University of Applied Science

Xabier Goenaga  – Head of Unit, Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth, European Commission

Manuel Aleixo – Head of Unit, DG Research and Innovation

Tomislav Pinter – Policy Analyst, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Ingrid Rigler – Deputy Head of Unit for Innovation and the EIT, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

13:00-14:15 Lunch break // Posters and networking
14:15-15:00

ALLIANCES WITHIN THE EUROPEAN EDUCATION AREA

Centres of Vocational Excellence: Raising the bar in VET

Moderation by Iñigo Araiztegui – TKNIKA

João Santos – DG Employment, European Commission

Henriette Hansen – South Denmark European Office and EUVECO

Bojan Jovanovski – FH Joanneum

Adrijana Hodak – Intercompany training centre and Talent Journey, Slovenia

15:00-15:45

CLOSING SESSION: PHE Stars Award Ceremony, wrap up and invitation to the 32nd Annual Conference

Stephane Lauwick – Chair of Programme Committee

Adam Gajek – Senior Policy Advisor, EUROCHAMBERS

Armando Pires – EURASHE President

Valentin Năvrăpescu – Vice Rector of the University Politehnica of Bucharest

 

MAY 24 16:15-17:45 EURASHE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (MEMBERS ONLY) 

 

MAY 25 (9 AM- 5 PM) – CAMPUS TOURS (OPTIONAL ACTIVITY) 
HOST UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CITY 
Haute école Albert Jacquard Namur

More details about the campus in the « Social programme » section

Social Programme

Pre-conference – May 22nd

Visit of Brussels  

15:00 to 16:30 – Rue du Marché Aux Herbes 116, 1000 Brussels (metro station « Centrale »)

Discover the essentials of Brussels thanks to this guided walking tour. The guide will lead you along the famous Grand Place, in the medieval streets where authentic estaminets are nestled, around the Bourse and the now pedestrianized 19th century Grands Boulevards, through the chic Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries, towards the former harbour which is still dedicated to seafood, and, finally, to say hello to Manneken-Pis, for ever smiling at his intrigued fans.

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Pre-conference reception

18:00 to 21:00 – Club of the University Foundation, Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels (metro station « Trône »)

Meet us at 18:00 for a pre-conference reception! It will be held in the University Foundation in the centre of Brussels. Take this opportunity to meet the conference organizers and participants while enjoying a drink and appetizers.

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Conference Day 1 – May 23rd

Gala dinner

19:00 to 22:00 – Natural Sciences Museum, Rue Vautier 29, 1000 Brussels (bus station « Idalie »)

The gala dinner will take place at the Natural Sciences Museum in Brussels. You will have the privilege to enjoy appetizers and a three course menu in an exceptional venue:  the Dinosaur Gallery, which is the largest room in Europe entirely devoted to dinosaurs, their discovery, lives and evolution.

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May 25th

Campus tour

The campus tour is an optional activity taking place on May 25th, giving you the opportunity to discover more extensively the higher education landscape of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (FWB), but also to enjoy touristic attractions of Namur.

The Haute école Albert Jacquard will open their doors to show you their campus, present projects related with the themes of the conference, along with the Haute école Louvain en Hainaut, the Haute école Libre de Bruxelles – Prigogine and the Haute école Libre Mosane. Other university colleges from French-speaking Belgium will also be present for you to connect with them! Finally, be prepared for a touristic activity in Namur that you will never forget! The price includes the transportation from-to Brussels and during the activity, the lunch and the touristic activity.

Campus tour – Haute École Albert Jacquard, Namur

9:00 to 17:00 – Place du Congrès, 1000 Brussels (metro station « Botanique »)

Spend your day in Namur and get to know more about the host of the campus tour: the Haute École Albert Jacquart (HEAJ) and their academic offer in transmedias and videogames. The Haute École de Namur-Liège-Luxembourg (HENALLUX), another university college of the academic pole of Namur, will also be present. After the lunch break, enjoy a visit of the emblematic citadel of Namur and the city center.

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Registration and fees

IN BRUSSELS
Type Early bird fee (until 31 March) Standard fee
Members 300€ 380€
Non-members 380€ 480€
Contributors 280€
Students 180€

*For the physical conference, more than 150 people have already registered, but due to the relaxation of Covid restrictions, we are able to receive more participants.

Cancellation policy for the physical conference 

  • Cancellation before 10 April: Full refund (- handling fee 25€)
  • Cancellation before 10 May: 70% of your ticket will be refunded
  • There will be no refunds given after 10 May
ONLINE
Type Early bird fee (until 31 March) Standard fee 
Members 150€ 190€
Non-members 190€ 240€
Students 90€

*Please note that participants attending the online conference will only have access to Keynote speeches, panel discussions and other general elements of the conference (except breakout sessions and good practice sessions).

Cancellation policy for online conference

  • Cancellation before 10 April: Full refund (- handling fee 25€)
  • Cancellation before 10 May: 50% of your ticket will be refunded
  • Later cancellations: 30% of your ticket will be refunded

* All cancellations must be send via email to [email protected]
* Participants who register and do not attend the whole event will not be refunded

Contact [email protected] for any question you might have regarding the Annual Conference. 

Speakers

Pre-conference – May 22nd

Prof. John  Goddard

EURASHE 31 speaker John Goddard

Emeritus Professor at Newcastle University and Professor at University of Birmingham

John Goddard currently advises the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, specifically  their work on The Geography of Higher Education and has been vice chair of the UK’s Civic University Commission.

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Paul Hannigan

EURASHE 31 speaker Paul Hannigan

EURASHE Board Member

Paul currently serves on the Donegal Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and the North West Regional Executive of IBEC.

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Opening session – May 23rd

Pierre-Yves Jeholet

EURASHE 31 speaker Pierre-Yves Jeholet

Minister-President, Government of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels

Since September 17, 2019, he became Minister-President of the French community of Belgium. Education, Culture, Sport, Youth Assistance, Scientific Research and Houses of Justice are the main matters governed by this Federation at the service of the French speaking community of Brussels and Wallonia, made up of public services, a Parliament and a Government. 

Emmanuelle Havrenne

EURASHE 31 speaker Emmanuelle Havrenne

Vice-Chancellor and Managing Director, Haute École EPHEC

Emmanuelle Havrenne is the vice-chancelor of EPHEC University College.  Graduated in economics from the UCLouvain, she wants the transformation of EPHEC in response to changes in society to be the result of dialogue and co-construction with stakeholders.

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Laurent Despy

EURASHE 31 speaker Laurent Despy

Administrator, Academy for Research and Higher Education – ARES

Laurent Despy is the administrator of the ARES since July 2020. Graduated in journalism and communication from the ULB, he defines himself as a facilitator and wants to contribute to meeting the many challenges of higher education in French-speaking Belgium. 

 

Mariya Gabriel

EURASHE 31 speaker Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth  –  Video message

 

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Armando Pires

EURASHE 31 speaker Armando Pires

EURASHE President

He is currently full professor in the area of Electrical Engineering at the Setúbal Polytechnic Institute in Portugal and Senior Researcher and Coordinator of the Energy Group at CTS/UNINOVA (Universidade Nova de Lisboa).

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Keynote speakers

Antoine Kasel

EURASHE 31 speaker Antoine Kasel

Head of Cabinet of European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit

Since December 2019, Kasel is the Head of Cabinet for the European Commissioner in charge of Jobs and Social Rights.

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Luciana Vaccaro

EURASHE 31 speaker Luciana Vaccaro

Rector, University of Applied Sciences & Arts Western Switzerland  & Chair UAS4Europe

Luciana Vaccaro is Rector of HES-SO, the largest university of applied sciences and arts in Switzerland with more than 22’000 students and 28 schools.

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Viktoria kis

EURASHE 31 speaker Viktoria Kis

Policy Analyst, OECD

OECD policy analyst, author of numerous comparative and country studies in skills policy, VET and professional tertiary education.

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Panel discussion

Future skills for the European Green Deal

Chiara Riondino

EURASHE 31 speaker Chiara Riondino

Head of Unit, Jobs and Skills, DG Employment, European Commission (tbc)

Chiara is Head of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) – Cedefop Unit in the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission.

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Aitor Lizartza

EURASHE 31 speaker Aitor Lizartza

Director, Entrepreneurship, Mondragon University

Aitor Lizarza Martin is Doctor by Mondragon Unibertsitatea in business management with the thesis of «Key factors for the creation of biotech companies in the Basque country» since February 2009.

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Maxime Cerutti

EURASHE 31 speaker Maxime Cerutti

Director, Social Affairs, BusinessEurope

Maxime Cerruti is responsible for a diverse portfolio of social affairs and labour market policy issues as well as the day-to-day management of the department.

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Emma Furlan

EURASHE 31 speaker Emma Frulan

Student representative – Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne

 

 

 

 

 

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

EURASHE 31 moderator Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Baden-Würtenburg Dual Hochschule  –  Moderator

Ulf-Daniel Ehlers is the Vice-President of the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Stuttgart (Germany) and responsible for Quality and Academic Affairs in the Board of the university.

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Panel discussion 

Implementing the Digital Education Plan

Ivana Juraga

EURASHE 31 speaker Ivana Juraga

European Commission, DG Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Ivana Juraga is a Policy Officer at the Digital Education Unit, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission.

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Saskia Van Uffelen

EURASHE 31 speaker Saskia Van Uffelen

Vice President Benelux, Inetum

Saskia Van Uffelen has a career active in the heart of the Digital Connected world helping to solve challenges of our society with solutions based on technology.

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Abdullatif AlShamsi

EURASHE 31 speaker Abdullatif Alshamsi

President and CEO of Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE

Professor Abdullatif AlShamsi is Principal Fellow (PFHEA) from Advanced HE in UK, received his Ph.D. from Duke University, USA in 1997 and received his master and Bachelor degree from Boston University.

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Niklas Sillander

EURASHE 31 speaker Niklas Sillander

Student representative – Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Edwards

EURASHE 31 moderator John Edwards

Secretary-General, EURASHE

John Edwards is engaged in policy and representation activities at EU level focused on higher education learning, teaching, research, engagement with stakeholders and its service for society, he supervised various projects on specific related issues, and he worked for almost a decade at the Joint Research Centre from the European Commission.  

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Alliances within the European Education Area

European Universities: Coordination, opportunities, and challenges

Tine Delva

EURASHE 31 speaker Tine Delva

Deputy Head of Unit, DG Education, European Commission

Tine Delva works as deputy Head of Unit in the higher education department of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC).

 

 

Ana Tecilazić

EURASHE 31 speaker Ana Tecilazić

Secretary General, Alegbra University College, Croatia

Ana Tecilazić is responsible for institutional developments in line with European and national policy framework, comprising all four institutional dimensions.

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Hannes Raffaseder

EURASHE 31 speaker Hannes Raffaseder

UAS St Pölten, Austria and Coordinator of EUDRES Alliance

 

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Ana Sargento

EURASHE 31 speaker Ana Sargento

Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal and RUN-EU Alliance

Ana Sargento is the Vice-President of the Polytechnic of Leiria, for the area of society engagement and innovation. Integrates the Coordination of RUN-EU, Regional University Network.

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Michal Karpisek

EURASHE 31 speaker Michal Karpisek

Former EURASHE Secretary General –  Moderator

Michal Karpisek corrently works as Senior Policy Expert at E³UDRES² European University.

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EURASHE and the Stand by Youth Initiative

Andrew Paterson

EURASHE 31 speaker Andrew Paterson

Senior Counsellor, OECD

Andrew Paterson, Senior Counsellor at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, provides advice and strategic guidance to the OECD’s work on SMEs, entrepreneurship, local growth, tourism, and the social economy as well as the OECD’s Stand by Youth campaign.

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John Edwards

EURASHE 31 speaker John Edwards

Secretary-General, EURASHE

John Edwards is engaged in policy and representation activities at EU level focused on higher education learning, teaching, research, engagement with stakeholders and its service for society, he supervised various projects on specific related issues, and he worked for almost a decade at the Joint Research Centre from the European Commission.  

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Roosa Veijola

EURASHE 31 speaker Roosa Veijola

Student representative – University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland (SAMOK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy roundtable

Place based research & innovation

Xabier Goenaga

EURASHE 31 speaker Xabier Goenaga

Head of Unit, Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth, European Commission

Xabier Goenaga, Head of Knowledge for Finance, Innovation and Growth in the Joint Research Centre, he is a firm believer on the power of research and innovation to improve the well-being of citizens and to make our industries more competitive. He and his team at the Joint Research Centre analyse the performance of the EU innovation system vis-à-vis other major economies and help prepare policy initiatives to address its weaknesses.

 

Tomislav Pinter

EURASHE 31 speaker Tomislav Pinter

Policy Analyst, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Policy Analyst in DG REGIO, Smart and Sustainable Growth Unit. This unit is responsible for smart specialization and regional investment in the digital economy, the environment, transport, climate change and just transition. Tomislav is working on the Interregional innovation investments (I3) instrument, which promotes innovation through Smart Specialization and interregional collaboration. 

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Manuel Aleixo

EURASHE 31 speaker Manuel Aleixo

Head of Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Manuel Aleixo, Head of Unit of Unit A2 – ERA Governance and Implementation, in DG Research and Innovation, European Commission; previously assistant to Director-General Jean-Eric Paquet, and before that member of cabinet of the Commissioner responsible for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas.

 

 

 

 

Ingrid Rigler

EURASHE 31 speaker Ingrid Rigler

Deputy Head of Unit for Innovation and the EIT, DG Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission.   

She has spent the last 20 years of her professional life working for the European Commission. Her main field of expertise are EU education policies and programmes. Since 2021, she has been Deputy Head of Unit for Innovation and the EIT at the Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.   

 

 

Nijolė Zinkevičienė

EURASHE 31 moderator Nijolė Zinkevičienė

Vilnius University of Applied Science –  Moderator

Nijole Zinkeviciene is currently working at Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, the largest and leading professional higher education institution in Lithuania in the position of the Vice-Rector for Research and Partnerships.

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Alliances within the European Education Area

Centres of Vocational Excellence: Raising the bar in VET 

João Santos

EURASHE 31 speaker Joao Santos

DG Employment, European Commission

João Santos works as Senior Expert in the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission.

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Henriette Hansen

EURASHE 31 speaker Henriette Hansen

South Denmark European Office and EUVECO

Henriette Hansen also works as an external expert towards the European Commission in relation to the evaluation of project proposals and evaluation of interim- and final reports.

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Bojan Jovanovski

EURASHE 31 speaker Bojan Jovanovski

FH Joanneum

Bojan Jovanovski is a lecturer and researcher in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. In the last years, he is focused on development of VET Excellence in Green Innovation.

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Adrijana Hodak

EURASHE 31 speaker Adrijana Hodak

Intercompany training centre and Talent Journey

Project leader of Talentjourney, the Platform of IoT vocational excellence. She used to be a VET ambassador and project leader of Munera 3, a five-year ESF-founded project that aims at training approximately 17.400 employees according to the needs of the modern labour market, industry 4.0 in tight collaboration with companies and smart specialization chains.

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Iñigo Araiztegui

EURASHE 31 speaker Iñigo Araiztegui

TKNIKA – Moderator

Iñigo Araiztegui has worked as a teacher and project manager at the Internationalisation Department of Tknika. He also represents Tknika in different international VET networks such as EfVET, TA3, UNEVOC, WFCP, Chain5, or the CoVE CoP.

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Closing session

PHE Stars Award Ceremony, wrap up and invitation to the 32nd Annual Conference

Armando Pires

EURASHE 31 speaker Armando Pires

EURASHE President

He is currently full professor in the area of Electrical Engineering at the Setúbal Polytechnic Institute in Portugal and Senior Researcher and Coordinator of the Energy Group at CTS/UNINOVA (Universidade Nova de Lisboa).

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Adam Gajek

EURASHE 31 speaker Adam Gajek

Senior Policy Advisor, EUROCHAMBERS

 

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Stéphane Lauwick

EURASHE 31 speaker Stéphane Lauwick

Chair of Programme Committee

Stéphane is a former 3-term President of EURASHE, actively promotes the role of Professional Higher Education as a provider of competences to strengthen regional innovation ecosystems and make it possible for students to also develop their civic and social skills.

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Practical information
📍 CONFERENCE VENUE – EPHEC, Avenue Konrad Adenauer 3 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Getting around

How to get to the Annual Conference

From Brussels centre

By public transport

If you come from the city centre, you can use public transport from 5h to 24h. The Metro line 1 takes less than 30min from the Grand Place (De Brouckère station) to the conference venue (Vandervelde station). Ticket prices may vary from 2,10 € (single ticket) to 7,50€ (day ticket).

By taxi

The conference venue is only a 20min by car from the city centre. Prices may vary depending on the taxi and the company.

By walking

It takes 1h30min to reach the EPHEC Woluwe-St. Lambert from the city centre, if you decide to take a walk, you can see the diversity of the zones of Brussels.

From  Brussels Airport

By public transport

After arrival at Brussels Zaventem Airport, you can use a train or bus from 5h to 24h to reach the conference venue. Prices may vary between 3€ and 10€, and it is possible to pay with a card once on the bus.

It takes 30-40 min to reach the EPHEC Woluwe-St. Lambert Campus.

By taxi

It is easy to get a taxi from the airport to the conference venue, and the transfer can take only 15 min. Prices may vary depending on the taxi and the company.

 ACCOMODATION

Hotels in Brussels Prices – Single Room (per night) Prices Double Room (per night) Address
Motel One (recommanded by the organiser)                                     102,5€  102,5€ Rue Royale 120, Brussels 
Roxi Residence 63,00€                               75,00€ Hippokrateslaan 14, 1932 Zaventem, Brussels 
Hotel Aqua                                     93,00€                                  111,00€ Rue de Stassart 43, Brussels 
Hotel Hubert – Grand Place                                   103,00€  113,00€  Rue Arenberg 18, Brussels
Thon Hotel Bristol Stéphanie Bruxelles                                   108,00€                                   118,00€                              Avenue Louise 91-93, Brussels
NH Collection Brussels Centre                                   123,00€                                   129,00€  Bd Adolphe Max 7, Brussels
Programme Committee

Dr. Marko Savic

Marko Savic

Dr. Savic is an experienced academic leader with the proven ability to develop innovative education models and implement transformation at the system, institution, and program level. He is an expert in framework development, capacity building, change management, internationalization, curricular reform, and internal and external quality assurance at the post-secondary/tertiary level within diverse environments (public/private, academic/applied/vocational, European/North American system).

He was a member of the Higher Education Reform Experts (HERE) team in Serbia and one of the national Bologna Process pioneers. Dr. Savic is a Certified Foresight Practitioner and Influencer, and accreditation reviewer for several European national accreditation agencies.

The focus of his current activities is on designing and deploying flexible, agile, and inclusive educational ecosystems that disrupt existing models by unbundling curricula, connecting stakeholders via collaborative networks, and personalizing the learning process.

Luís Loures

Luis Loures

Luís Loures is a Landscape Architect and Agronomic Engineer who holds a Ph.D. in Planning, currently he is President of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, where his responsibilities include the supervision and interoperability of several areas and offices, namely: research and innovation, entrepreneurship and employment, internationalization and communication.

During his academic career he have taught in several different Universities.

He is also a researcher both at VALORIZA – Research Centre for Endogenous Resource Valorization – Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, and CinTurs – Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being, University of Algarve, and manager of the Europe Direct Information Center of Alto Alentejo.

Joshua Weygant

Joshua Weygant

Joshua is studying M.Sc. Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg in Germany with a focus on bioprinting. Previously, he studied B.Sc. Physical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences RheinMain (HSRM) in Germany.
Next to his studies, he is active in the area of quality enhancement and assurance in higher education and member of numerous committees, ranging from the regional up to the European level, for example in the European Students’ Union (ESU) Student Experts Pool for Quality Assurance (QA).

Roosa Veijola

Roosa Veijola

Roosa Veijola is a European Policy Advisor at University of Applied Sciences Students in Finland (SAMOK). SAMOK represents over 140 000 UAS students in Finland and is the only UAS specific organisation in the European Students’ Union (ESU).

Roosa has a background in Political Science and International Relations studies in the University of Turku. Along her studies, Roosa worked as a trainee at the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and at Turku-Southwest Finland European Office in Brussels.

Stéphane Lauwick

Stephan Lauwick

Stéphane Lauwick is the Secretary General of the Assembly of Directors of University Institutes of Technology (ADIUT), which represents the 108 French IUTs with 160,000 students studying at EQF levels 5 and 6.

ADIUT has links with more than 50 countries, is involved in student mobility and educational engineering worldwide.

Stéphane, a former 3-term President of EURASHE, actively promotes the role of Professional Higher Education as a provider of competences to strengthen regional innovation ecosystems and make it possible for students to also develop their civic and social skills.

Conference partners
CO-ORGANISERS

EPHEC

For over 50 years, EPHEC, a French-speaking Belgian HEI, proposes a wide range of business (Accountancy, Law, E-Business, Marketing, International Trade) and technical Bachelor Degrees (Automation, Electromechanics, ICT) allowing access to skilled jobs in growth promising sectors or to a second academic cycle. A Bachelor of Specialization in Business Data Analysis is also organized.

Through its training, its applied research projects and its services to the community, based on its values and culture, EPHEC provides its partners with a professional and entrepreneurial approach, an ecosystem of experimentation, a community of sharing and an environment favouring recognition and professional development. Its values are accountability and responsibility, equity, humanism, proactivity, ambition and respect.

Haute École EPHEC

The adaptability to market trends, the extensive professional network, the international partners and the entrepreneurial pedagogical model are precious assets.

ARES

The Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur (ARES) is the federation of public higher education institutions from French-speaking Belgium. Since its creation in 2013, it federates more than 120 higher education institutions in Wallonia and Brussels ; 6 universities, 19 university colleges, 16 art colleges and 86 adult higher education, which represents around 220.000 students and 22.000 staff members.

The ARES’s main missions are:

  • to guarantee the public service mission of general interest of higher education;
  • to support the institutions and ensure their overall coordination in their teaching, research and community service missions;
  • to encourage collaboration between them, while respecting their autonomy.

The administration brings together the players in higher education so that they can collaborate, in a participative and federative approach, to find the most appropriate solutions, those that best respond to the situations in the field and the needs of the users: students, teachers ares logo 1and staff.

 

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WALLONIA-BRUSSELS INTERNATIONAL

Wallonia-Brussels International (WBI) is the public body in charge of in­ternational relations of Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. It is acting as the instrument of international policy for the French-speaking people in Belgium in various areas, such as scientific research, innovation, economy, environment, sustainable development, culture, education, etc.

Under agreements with 70 countries and regions but also in its position within multilateral fora, WBI’s mission is to increase the impact, influence and reputation of the Wallonia-Brussels area and of its representatives.

WBI promotes the constituent parts of Wallonia and Brussels as entities empowered to act on the international stage and defends the values and interests of each of the parties in a spirit of cooperation and mutual support.

Wallonia-Brussels International

EUROPEAN YEAR OF YOUTH – OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS

2022 is the European Year of Youth, and young people are the future of our society. EURASHE wants to put students and young people at the centre of these discussions and co-create the future of higher education together.

The 31st EURASHE Annual Conference will hold a special session dedicated to students focusing on the conference’s main topics.

We encourage students from all around Europe to complete the following form and share their willingness to attend the conference.

Among all the responses, EURASHE will select ten dedicated students to come to Brussels for the Annual Conference and cover all their travel and accommodation costs.