Funding student mobility - Scholarships, grants and loans

Brussels, 10 April 2014

Programme

Wednesday 9 April

19.00

Seminar dinner

Thursday 10 April

08.30

Registrations and coffee

09.15

Welcome and introduction
Queenie Lam, Project Officer, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

09.30

Is the lack of funding THE mobility obstacle?
Nicolai Netz, Researcher, DZHW (Hannover, Germany)

10.10

National mobility scholarships: rationales, approaches and priorities

Moderator: Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

Rait Toompere, Director, Archimedes Foundation (Tallinn, Estonia)
Anne Marie Graham, Head of Programme, Outward Student Mobility, UK HE International Unit (London, UK)
Anette Pieper, Director (Northern Hemisphere), DAAD (Bonn, Germany)

11.10

Coffee break

11.40

European student loan guarantee for mobile master's students
Julie Fionda, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG Education and Culture (Brussels, Belgium)

12.20

The tip of the iceberg: an overview of portable grants and loans and their actual use
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA (Brussels, Belgium)

13.00

Sandwich lunch

14.00

Funding mobility - a worthy cause for fundraising. A 'foreign' example.
Ricky Cheng, Vice President for Development, United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (Hongkong) (online)

14.40

Country example of portable grants and loans: Norway
Chris Eidsaunet, Head of Section, Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) (Oslo, Norway)

15.10

Coffee break

15.30

Country example of portable grants and loans: Germany
Danja Oste, Referentin (EU projects), DSW (Berlin, Germany)

16.00

Responses from multiple perspectives
Rok Primozic, Chairperson, European Students' Union (Brussels, Belgium)
Magalie Soenen, Policy Officer, Flemish Ministry of Education and Training - Higher Education Policy (Brussels, Belgium)
Ulrich Teichler, Professor, INCHER (Kassel, Germany)

16.45

Wrap-up and goodbye