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 Bruxelles, where she was in charge of promoting and developing European projects. She has experience as well working with the non-governmental sector and civil society organisations in the Balkans. She has a Master of Arts degree in International politics.

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 development of international partnerships, he has contributed to the development of the consortium since its inception in 2016. His previous responsibilities include market intelligence and due diligence for international student recruitment at Edinburgh Napier. He also previously worked for Scotland’s international economic development agency, Scottish Development International, focusing on inward capital investment. Thomas read Arabic and International Relations at the University of St Andrews and Local Economic Development at the University of Glasgow.

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 has been engaged in the introduction and development of Czech professional higher education since its very beginning. Focusing on internationalisation, CASPHE became a member of EURASHE in 1994. Michal Karpíšek has been a member of the EURASHE Council for the last 12 years and between 2007 and 2016 he has been serving as Vice-President, specifically involved in the strategy and organisational development of EURASHE and the employability and lifelong learning agenda. In recent years Michal Karpíšek has been involved in the reform of Czech tertiary education. He served twice as an advisor to Czech ministers of education (2001-2003, 2010-2011) or their deputies for higher education with a particular attention to issues of diversification and quality of tertiary education. He graduated from the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering and has a degree in Quality Management from the Cranfield University (United Kingdom). Michal Karpíšek has been recently engaged as a senior expert in the reform of VET in Turkmenistan, as well as in Azerbaijan.

Michal Karpíšek (Czech Republic), 6th Secretary General of EURASHE (2016 – present)