What's new in Brussels? Recent developments in European Policies and Programmes

Brussels, 30 January 2014

Programme

Wednesday 29 January

19.00

Seminar dinner

Thursday 30 January

08.30

Registrations and coffee

09.15

Welcome and introduction
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Session I: Erasmus+

09.30

Opening Keynote

Higher education in Erasmus+: the final picture
Adam Tyson, Head of Unit for Higher Education, European Commission, DG Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium)

10.15

The international dimension in Erasmus+
Claire Morel, Deputy Head of Unit "International Cooperation and programmes", European Commission, DG Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium)

10.50

Coffee break

11.20

New opportunities: Strategic partnerships and knowledge alliances in Erasmus+
Siegbert Wuttig, Director European Programmes, DAAD (Bonn, Germany)

11.55

Stakeholder views on Erasmus+: a panel discussion
Florence Balthasar, European Advisor for Education, Swisscore (Brussels, Belgium)
Stefan Delplace, Secretary-General, EURASHE (Brussels, Belgium)
Inge Knudsen, Director, Coimbra Group (Brussels, Belgium)
Rok Primožič, Chairperson, ESU (Brussels, Belgium)

13.00

Sandwich lunch

14.00

Afternoon keynote

U-Multirank: the state of play
Don Westerheijden, Senior Research Associate, University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands)

Session II: Horizon 2020

14.45

Horizon 2020: the final picture
Fabienne Gautier, Acting Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Research (Brussels, Belgium)

15.20

Marie Sklodowska-Curie in Horizon 2020
Bodo Richter, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium)

15.55

What European universities expect from Horizon 2020
Laura Keustermans, Policy Officer, LERU (Leuven, Belgium)

16.30

Conclusions and farewell
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)