EURASHE 22nd Annual Conference held on 10 & 11 May 2012

Photograph: CC by by Arian Zwegers

EURASHE is pleased to report that its 22nd Annual Conference titled ‘Responding to challenges for European higher education: Lifelong learning and the Welfare Society‘ was successfully held on 10 & 11 May 2012 in Riga, Latvia.

The event was hosted by the Banku Augstskola – BA School of Business and Finance (member) at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, in cooperation with the Danish Rectors’ Conference – University Colleges Denmark (our member) and the FLLLEX project.

A really theme-bound conference of EURASHE was organised, which produced a Conference rich in subject specific content. Keynote speakers provided the wider background for the two themes. Joeri van den Steenhoven (NL) reflected on the modernisation of the welfare society and the role of (higher) education in Lifelong learning, social innovation and the welfare society. Jørn Henrik Petersen (DK) discussed a dilemma embedded in all European societies: a weakening of individual responsibility as the State has taken over and the role of the welfare society and (higher) education in this sense.

On this occasion the FLLLEX project has also been presented, in particular the instrument which has been developed in order to implement Lifelong Learning strategies in higher education institutions: the FLLLEX-Radar. This is a project initiated and supported by EURASHE, which aims at identifying challenges and implications of the incorporation of Lifelong Learning into European Higher Education institutions.

EURASHE is pleased to announce that a Conference report will be published in the coming weeks.More information on the Conference, the presentations delivered by the Speakers, descriptions of the different sessions and much more is already available on the dedicated page of the Conference.

Following the Annual Conference a Cross-cutting Session on Policy, and the 2012 EURASHE General Assembly have been also organised.

Evaluate our performance during the Annual Conference. Learn more on the 22nd Annual Conference on its dedicated page and access all the content of the speeches, presentations, photographs. Read more on previous EURASHE Annual Conferences in the specific section. Learn about the FLLLEX project here. Discover our members here.