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Day 1 Thursday 4 March 2021

13.20 - 13.30
Online connection starts
13.30 - 13.35
Welcome Address

Irina Ferencz, Director, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)
13.35 - 14.15

European Education Area 2025 - Policy Directions in Higher Education

Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Michaela Šojdrová, Member of the European Parliament, Committee on Culture and Education 

Dana Petrova, ACA Vice-President and Director, Czech National Agency for International Education and Research (DZS)

Grażyna Żebrowska, Director, Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)

Moderator: Ulrich Grothus, President, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)

14.15 - 15.15

Erasmus+ Programme Architecture and Main Directions

Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Unit, Higher Education, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Filip van Depoele, Head of Unit, International Cooperation, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Moderator: Ernst Gesslbauer, Director, Erasmus +, Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD)

15.15 - 15.30

Coffee break

15.30 - 16.30
Erasmus+ Key Action 1
Parallel Sessions

Participants may join either:

Key Action 1: Erasmus+  Student Mobility Novelties 
- or -  
Key Action 1: Erasmus+  Staff Mobility Innovations
15.30 - 16.30
Key Action 1: Erasmus+ Student Mobility Novelties (Parallel Session)


Nadia Manzoni, Policy Officer, Higher Education Unit, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Giovanna Filippini, Director, International Relations Division, University of Bologna

Moderator: John Delap, Senior Policy and Project Officer, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)

15.30 - 16.30
Key Action 1: Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Innovations (Parallel Session)

Johannes Gehringer, Policy Officer, Higher Education Unit, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Christina Bohle, Head of the European Office and Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Moderator:  Veronika Kupriyanova, Senior Policy Coordinator, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)
16.30 - 17.30
Taking Stock of Credit and Staff Mobility - From the current to the next academic year

Katarzyna Aleksy, Head of Department, Programmes for Institutions, Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)

Stephan Geifes, Director, Erasmus+ National Agency, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Kostis Giannidis, President, Erasmus Student Network (ESN)

Albina Szeles,Co-Director, Centre for Global Engagement, Coventry University

Anni Kallio, Programme Manager, Erasmus + for Higher Education, Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) 

Moderator: Vidar Pedersen, European Programmes Director, Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (Diku)
17.30
Networking in the ACAfé

End of Day 1

Day 2 Friday 5 March 2021

8.50 - 9.00
Online connection starts
9.00 - 10.15
Erasmus + Key Actions 2 and 3

Deirdre Lennan, International Cooperation Officer, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Nadia Manzoni, Policy Officer, Higher Education Unit, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Moderator: Martin Bogdan, Project Officer, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)
10.15 - 11.15

Funding Synergies between EU and National Programmes

Stijn Delaure, Policy Officer, Academic Research and Innovation and Research Organisations, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission

Rossella Cravetto, Policy Officer, Strategy and Investments, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Moderator: Wendy Sonneveld, Senior Policy Advisor European Affairs, Ghent University

11.15 - 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.30

Stakeholder Voices: Expectations for the future

Božidar Grigić, Head of Higher Education Unit, Centre of the Republic of Slovenia for Mobility and European Educational and Training Programmes (CMEPIUS)

Maria Kelo, Director, European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

Dorota Maciejowska, Head International Relations Office, Jagiellonian University and Chair of Coimbra Group's Academic Exchange and Mobility Working Group

Nicolai Netz, Senior Researcher, Research Area Educational Careers and Graduate Employment, Junior Research Group Mobility of the Highly Skilled, German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

Moderator: Irina Ferencz, Director, Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)

12.30 - 12.40
Closing words
12.40
Networking in the ACAfé

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