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Options Thursday 23 January 2020
  • 17:30 An out of the ordinary guided tour with Derek Blyth (max. 15 participants, pre-registration required)

Local writer and journalist Derek Blyth (author of the bestselling guide The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels) has teamed up with ACA for the past four years to offer a walking tour of Brussels that sets out to reveal some secret and surprising spots. Lasting 90 minutes, this informal urban ramble aims to highlight offbeat places that make Brussels unique, from hidden alleys and eccentric architecture to authentic Belgian cafes. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes (for the cobblestones) and bring along an umbrella.

  • 19:00 Seminar dinner (the restaurant will be communicated separately)

Seminar Friday 24 January 2020

8.30
Registration and coffee
9.00
Welcome and Introduction

Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA
9.15
Opening keynote 
Key challenges for European higher education in the 2020s

Robert Coelen, Professor of Internationalisation of Higher Education at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands;
Director, Centre for Internationalisation of Education, University of Groningen, Campus Fryslân

10.00
New approaches in KA1 in Erasmus 2021-2027

Moderator: Marija Mitić, Policy Officer, ACA
Elena Tegovska, Team Leader, Erasmus+ Higher Education, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission
Harpa Sif Arnarsdottir, Policy Officer, DG Education and Culture
Adrian Veale, International Cooperation, EAC.C3

11.00
Coffee break
11.30
New approaches in KA2 in Erasmus 2021-2027

Moderator: Marija Mitić, Policy Officer, ACA
Elena Tegovska, Team Leader Erasmus+ Higher Education, DG Education and Culture
Harpa Sif Arnarsdottir, Policy Officer, DG Education and Culture
Adrian Veale, International Cooperation, EAC.C3 

12.00
Digitalisation in Erasmus: Erasmus without paper

Moderator: Amanda Crameri, Head of Division Higher education, Movetia
Paul Leys, Policy Adviser, Ghent University
12.30
Digitalisation in Erasmus: the new Europass and e-credentials

Moderator: Amanda Crameri, Head of Division Higher education, Movetia
William O'Keeffe, Policy Officer, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
13.00
Lunch
14.00
Synergies between policies for higher education and research, as well as links between programmes and projects in these and other areas

Moderator: Irina Ferencz, Deputy Director, ACA
Claire Morel, Head of Unit Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), DG EAC
14.30
Parallel sessions

Session I: Erasmus goes ‘green’ 

Moderator: Ragnhild Solvi Berg, Senior Advisor, Diku
Christelle Coët-Amette, Head of Cabinet de Direction - Mission Etudes et Prospective, Agence Erasmus+ France

Session II: Inclusion in Erasmus  

Moderator: Irina Ferencz, Deputy Director, ACA       
Markus Symmank, Inclusion Officer, Erasmus+ National Agency Higher Education Germany (DAAD)
15.45
Coffee break
16.00
European Universities Initiative: diverse models for the future programme

Moderator: Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA
Input speech: Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Unit for Higher Education – Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

Panellists
  • Anna Sadecka, Deputy Head, International Relations Office, University of Warsaw
  • Olga Wessels, Head of Brussels Office, European Consortium of Innovative Universities 
  • Nina Salden, Head of Brussels Office, DAAD 
17.00

Thanks and goodbye

Please be informed that we will have a photographer during the event. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know by approaching the photographer or the organiser at the registration desk. 

Thank you!