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Registrations & coffee

Welcome & Introduction

Ulrich Grothus, ACA President


Keynote speech: Wider inclusion in the internationalisation of higher education

Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, Assistant Professor Eötvös Loránd Science University, Hungary & Chairperson of the Access & Diversity Expert Community, EAIE


Student voices

João Pinto, President, Erasmus Student Network (ESN)


Coffee break


Panel of national-level internationalisation agencies – Inspirational practices for inclusiveness in international higher education

Moderator: Ragnhild Solvi Berg, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku) & Head of the Diku Brussels Office (NORCORE)

  • Inclusive mobility schemes for underrepresented groups – Renilde Knevels, Policy Advisor Internationalisation, Flanders Knowledge Area (FKA) and Valérie Van Hees, Coordinator Steunpunt Inclusief Hoger Onderwijs (SIHO), and Piet Van Hove, Director, International Office, Univeristy of Antwerp

  • First time academics as special target group in DAAD's study abroad campaign – Alexander Haridi, Head of Section Information on Studying Abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • Equity in internationalisation: internationalisation for all! – Juha Ketolainen, Counsellor of Education (Head of Unit), Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) and Tiina Piipponen, International Coordinator/Technology, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (via Skype)

Discussion with the audience


Closing keynote: The European Commission’s plans in tackling inclusion in the forthcoming Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027)

Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Unit, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Discussion with the audience



Ulrich Grothus, ACA President

12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch