PROCSEE – Strengthening Professional Higher Education and VET in Central & South Eastern Europe

EURASHE is a partner in the PROCSEE project on Strengthening Professional Higher Education and VET in Central & South Eastern Europe.

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The EC Communication on “Rethinking Education: Investing in Skills for Better socio-economic outcomes” highlights significant discrepancies between countries across Europe in their development of VET and PHE.

PROCSEE will set up systematic structures for policy-recommendations and best-practice sharing, focusing on four specific areas:

  • Alignment of VET with regional/local economic development strategies
  • Promotion of VET, especially to respond to identified skill shortages
  • Organising and monitoring student placements in the world of work
  • Personal Learning Environments and Further Education

By bringing together leading actors in the field from across Europe, educational institutions and companies from SEE and European and Regional policy actors, the project will provide specific policy inputs on how to address these priorities in each participating country as well as across the region.

Following are EURASHE news items related to the project:

  • Expert policy recommendations on PHE from the second PROCSEE PHE Excellence Forum 12/6/2017- The second PROCSEE project PHE Excellence Forum was held in Vis (Croatia) on 30 May – 3 June. The forum brought together around 40 experts from 12 countries around Europe to... Read more
  • PROCSEE report: Policy Challenges for Professional Higher Education in Central and South-Eastern Europe 9/2/2017- EURASHE is a partner in the PROCSEE project on Strengthening Professional Higher Education and VET in Central & South Eastern Europe. The project has now published its first Policy Challenge... Read more
  • EURASHE 2017 work programme 30/11/2016- In 2017 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2017 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 27th Annual Conference organised on 30-31 March in Le Havre (France)... Read more
  • Regional Challenges facing PHE discussed at the first PROCSEE Excellence Forum 19/10/2016- The first Professional Higher Education (PHE) Excellence Forum was held from 28 September to 1 October 2016, in Logarska Dolina, Slovenia as part of the PROCSEE project. The forum brought together about... Read more
  • We are looking for Experts in Professional Higher Education 16/5/2016- As part of its efforts to create a regional centre for Professional Higher Education Excellence in Central and South-Eastern Europe, the PROCSEE project is looking for experts which will help... Read more
  • EURASHE 2016 work programme 27/11/2015- In 2016 EURASHE will continue to address its 4 thematic areas; the 2016 work programme comprises: Mission of professional higher education Our 26th Annual Conference organised on 21-22 April in... Read more
  • More to come soon…

    Following are events related to the project:

    PROCSEE’s 2nd PHE Excellence Forum
    Vis (Croatia), 31 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017, Michal Karpíšek, Fernando Galan
    PROCSEE partner meeting
    Malta (Malta), 13 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017, Michal Karpíšek
    1st PHE Excellence Forum Dissemination Workshop
    Budapest (Hungary), 23 Nov 2016, Michal Karpíšek
    PROCSEE's 1st PHE Excellence Forum
    Logarska Dolina (Slovenia), 28 Sep 2016 - 1 Oct 2016, Michal Karpíšek, Marko Grdošić
    PROCSEE partner meeting
    Belgrade (Serbia), 20 Apr 2016,
    PROCSEE partner meeting
    Maribor (Slovenia), 5 Nov 2015 - 6 Nov 2015, n/a
    Following are the partners of the project:

  • Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges (Association HVC)- Skupnost višjih strokovnih šol Republike Slovenije (SKUPNOST VSŠ) Association HVC is the association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges offering 2-year professional programs awarded with 120 ECTS and dealing with applied... Read more
  • Croatian Council of Universities and University Colleges of Applied Sciences (VVIVŠ)- Vijeće veleučilišta I visokih škola (VVIVŠ) In April 2002, a Network of Colleges was formed in order to promote and defend the common interests of colleges, to ensure that Croatian... Read more
  • Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE)- Sdružení profesního terciárního vzdělávání (SSVS) CASPHE is the Czech Association of Professional Higher Education, an independent organisation (NGO) of higher professional schools/colleges, higher education institutions and experienced individuals in the... Read more
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)- EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences... Read more
  • Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (HRC)- Magyar Rektori Konferencia The Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (HRC) is a body to represent the whole Hungarian higher education institution system. Its members are the rectors of universities and colleges. The... Read more
  • Knowledge Innovation Centre (Malta) (KIC-Malta)- The Knowledge Innovation Centre is a dynamic consultancy focusing on knowledge brokerage and innovation of knowledge transfer processes. The Centre brings together a variety of local and European experts from... Read more
  • National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA)- Şcoala Naţională de Studii Politice şi Administrative (SNSPA) The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (NUPSPA), established in 1991 as a school of governance and training of professionals... Read more
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    Following are some of the experts involved in the project:

  • Anthony F. Camilleri- Anthony F. Camilleri is a tertiary education policy consultant. He holds qualifications in law from the University of Malta, and was also active in the Malta national students’ union and... Read more
  • Johan Cloet- Johan Cloet has been the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2014-2016, which he represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) and several of its working groups, such as on ‘Structural... 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
  • Žarko Nožica- Žarko Nožica is professor and scientist. He obtained his masters and PhD degrees at University of Zagreb (Croatia). Mr Nožica has over 25 years of experience in University (Croatia) and... Read more
  • Jasmina Poličnik- more to come soon…
  • Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič, Board member of EURASHE- Alicia-Leonor Sauli-Miklavčič is a good connoisseur of international professional higher education, she has been Project Expert at the Slovene Association HVC as well as a member of the EURASHE working... Read more
  • Nina J Zugic- Dr Nina J Zugic is internationally recognised educationalist, specialised in developing multidisciplinary project proposals, project proposals’ assessment and evaluation,​ and findings related to the integration of learning, education, industry and... Read more