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

Brussels, 3 February 2015

Programme

Monday 2 February 2015

19.00

Seminar dinner

Tuesday 3 February 2015

08.30

Registrations and coffee

09.15

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

09.30

Opening keynote

The first year of Erasmus+: successes, challenges and future improvements
Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Sector Erasmus, European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

10.10

Internationalising Erasmus: a successful start?
Claire Morel, Deputy Head of Unit "International Cooperation and Programmes", European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

10.50

Coffee break

11.20

Stakeholders and national agencies on the first year of Erasmus+: a panel discussion
Kathleen van Heule, Head of the International Relations Office, University College Ghent (Ghent, Belgium)
Dorothy Kelly, Vice-Rector for International Relations, University of Granada (Granada, Spain)
Hans Grönlund, Director, Swedish Council for Higher Education (Stockholm, Sweden)
Hanns Sylvester, Head of the Erasmus+ Agency, DAAD (Bonn, Germany)

12.00

Marie Sklodowska Curie in Horizon 2020
Bodo Richter, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

12.40

Lunch

13.40

Afternoon keynote

New modes of learning and teaching in higher education. The report of the high level group on the modernisation of higher education
Christian Bode, former Secretary General, DAAD (Bonn, Germany)

14.20

The results of the Erasmus Impact Study
Uwe Brandenburg, Managing Partner, CHE Consult (Berlin, Germany)

15.00

Coffee break

15.20

HEInnovate: towards more entrepreneurial and innovative higher education institutions
Georgi Dimitrov, Policy Officer, European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)

16.00

Swiss measures to cofinance Erasmus+
Karin Christen, Head of Erasmus Programme, CH Foundation (Solothurn, Switzerland)

16.40

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