Programme

What's New in Brussels? Recent Developments in European Policies and Programmes

Brussels, 2 February 2017

Wednesday, 01 February 2017

18:00 Free guided tour "The Secrets of Brussels"

19:00 Seminar dinner

 

Thursday, 02 February 2017

08:30

Registrations and coffee

09:00

Welcome by the ACA Secretariat

09:15

 

 

Opening panel: Erasmus+ mid-term evaluation: what’s behind, what’s ahead of us?

Moderator: Bernd Wächter, ACA Director


Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot
, Acting Director, ‘Youth, Education and Sport’, DG Education and Culture, European Commission 

Mikko Nupponen, Head of Unit, Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI)

Michael Gaebel, Director of the Higher Education Policy Unit, European University Association (EUA)

10:15

Three decades of Erasmus mobility and cooperation


Siegbert Wuttig, Independent HE consultant & former Director of the German National Agency for EU Higher Education cooperation

Vanessa Debiais-Sainton
, Deputy Head of Unit Higher Education, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Parallel sessions (Round 1)

Session 1 – International mobility
Moderator: Bernd Wächter, ACA Director


ICM snapshot and future opportunities
Claire Morel, Head of Unit ‘International cooperation’, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Erasmus+ joint degrees
Ragnhild Solvi Berg, Senior Advisor, SIU - Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Session 2 – Partnerships
Moderator: Irina Ferencz, ACA Deputy Director


Strategic Partnerships: funds and opportunities – state of play in Austria
Ernst Gesslbauer, Head of the National Agency Erasmus+ Education, OeAD

Capacity Building partnerships – IMPALA: EU-South African cooperation
Piet Van Hove, Director of International Relations Office, University of Antwerp/Chairman of the Board at Flanders Knowledge Area

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Parallel sessions (Round 2)

Session 3 - Support for policy reform
Moderator: Marija Mitić, ACA Project Officer

Expectations for the future (priorities, funds, types of projects and partnerships)
Fiorella Perotto, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Forward-looking cooperation projects: HousErasmus+
Jeremy Apert, HousErasmus+ Coordinator, Erasmus Student Network (ESN)


Session 4 - Intra-EU mobility
ModeratorBernd Wächter, ACA Director

Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Deputy Head of Unit Higher Education, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Szabolcs Bokodi, Head of Unit Higher Education, Tempus Public Foundation (TPF)

15:00

Study in Europe initiative – joint promotion of Europe as a study destination

Adrian Veale
, Policy Officer, International cooperation, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Marija Mitić, Project Officer, ACA 

Guido Schnieders, Head of Section International Higher Education Marketing, DAAD

Johanna Hellwig, Chief of Projects, European Projects Service, CampusFrance

15:45

Coffee break

16:15

20 years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Alessandra Luchetti, Head of Department for "Excellent Science", Research Executive Agency, European Commission

16:45

Skills Agenda for Europe: plans and milestones in 2017

Sonia Peressini, Acting Head of Unit "Skills and qualifications", DG Employment, European Commission

17:15

Wrap up: dates, actions and prospects, an overview (ACA)

17:30

Farewell