What's new in Brussels?
Recent developments in European policies and programmes

Brussels, 30 January 2009

Programme

Thursday 29 January 2009

19:30         Seminar dinner @ Il Pasticcio

Friday 30 January 2009

9.00

Registrations and coffee

9.30

Welcome and introduction
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA

9.45

Erasmus Mundus II:  the future of a success story
Vito Borrelli, European Commission, DG Education and Culture

10.30

European Union programmes with ‘third’ (non-European) countries
Angelika Sachsenröder, DAAD, Bonn 

11.15

Coffee

11.45

The European Union’s plans for global cooperation in science and technology

Sigi Gruber, European Commission, DG Research  

12.30

Lunch

13.45

International higher education rankings: a new French initiative
Claude Sauvageot, Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, Paris 

14.30

Bologna and  Lisbon 2020: the future of the European Higher Education Area
Peter van der Hijden, European Commission, DG Education and Culture

15.15

Reaching out beyond Europe: the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA)
Hanneke Luth, President, EMA
and
Ricardo Chavez, Vice-President, EMA

16.00

Wrap-up and goodbye