Afternoon debate “Higher Education in Europe: Play to Win”

Higher Education in Europe: Play to Win

EURASHE as a Community leader of Professional Higher Education acknowledges the importance of civic and democratic engagement of European citizens and, therefore, supports the importance of voting in the upcoming 2019 European Parliament elections.

To carry out this mission, EURASHE teamed up with the #ThisTimeImVoting campaign to address the importance of voting and to discuss the role of Higher Education in today’s society.

The afternoon debate “Higher Education in Europe: Play to Win” will take place on the 29th of April 2019 from 14:30 to 18:00 at the European Parliament and will be a privileged occasion for HE professional and students to share their experiences, visions, and ideas.



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Monday 29 April 2019 | 14:30-18:00 | Rue Wiertz 60, 1000 Brussels | EP – Room: A5E_2
14.30-15.00 Registration and welcome coffee
15.00-15.10 Introduction of the European Parliament’s #thistimeimvoting campaign, Mrs. Sara Joffre, European elections – partnerships, DG COMM, European Parliament
15.10-15.25 Keynote speech by Mr. Stéphane Lauwick, President of EURASHE
15.25-16.00 Keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Ulf Daniel Ehlers ‘Future Skills – Future Learning and Future Higher Education’, EURASHE/Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Karlsruhe

16.00-17.20 Roundtable discussion

  • Mrs. Anastasia Demydenko, Research Assistant, The Simone Veil Research Centre for Contemporary European Studies-National Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (Israel)
  • Prof. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Professor, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Mr. Arend Hardorff, Dean and member of the Board of Directors, Hotelschool The Hague (the Netherlands)
  • Mrs. Célia Reis, CEO, Altran (Portugal)
  • Mrs. Jeannette Weisschuh, Managing Director, educhamp (Germany)
  • Mrs. Brikena Xhomaqi, Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education (Belgium)
17.20-17.30 Wrap up

17.30-18.00 Networking reception

Following are the speakers of the event:

  • Arend Hardorff - Arend Hardorff is Dean and member of the Board of Directors Hotelschool The Hague since August 2018, where he is responsible for all education and research. Before joining Hotelschool The... Read more
  • Brikena Xhomaqi - Brikena Xhomaqi is the Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform – European Civil Society for Education (former EUCIS-LLL) since 2016. The LLL Platform represents over 40 European wide civil society... Read more
  • Anastasia Demydenko - Anastasia Demydenko is a M.A. student for European Politics and Society, Political Science, and Communication, accomplishing her studies in Ben-Gurion University in Israel and Radboud University in The Netherlands. During... Read more
  • Sara Joffre - Sara Joffre worked for 13 years as a project manager for communication projects in the private sector, for clients such as Nokia, SAP, Volvo and Proximus. In 2013, she joined... Read more
  • Célia Reis - Célia Reis is Computer Engineer from Sciences and Technology Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and completed an MBA at AESE Escola de Direção e Negócios, being continuously connected to... Read more
  • Ulf-Daniel Ehlers - Ulf is a learning innovation expert and has been appointed Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University in Karlsruhe in 2011. From 2011-2016 he... Read more
  • Jeannette Weisschuh - Jeannette Weisschuh is Managing Director at Educhamp with strong expertise in strategy development and program execution, especially in areas like education and digital learning. Before, she was part of the... Read more
  • Following is the moderator of the event:

  • Peter van der Hijden - Peter van der Hijden is an independent higher education expert of Dutch nationality living in Brussels. He studied law and worked at Maastricht University before joining the European Commission. Former... Read more
  • The event is free of charge.

    Remember to bring an ID for the European Parliament badges.

    How to get there:

    European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli building – Room A5E_2
    Rue Wiertz 60, 1000 Brussels