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Establishment of the European Association for Service-Learning in Higher Education (EASLHE)

The European Association for Service-Learning in Higher Education (EASLHE) has been officially established. The goal of the Association is to promote service-learning in higher education in Europe and to foster scholarly activities related to it. These include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • disseminate information and knowledge about service-learning
  • foster and develop training activities and resources
  • establish links between local, transnational and global networks
  • organise meetings, exchanges, seminars, conferences, congresses and other events
  • advocate service-learning development in higher-education institutions
  • contribute to the development of policy recommendations and initiatives
  • support individuals and institutions in developing service-learning projects
  • conduct and encourage research and scientific publications on service-learning
  • raise funds, receive legacies and donations to fulfil the goals of the association

The official establishment of the Association took place in Antwerp, on Saturday 21 September 2019 at the occasion of the 2nd European Conference of Service-Learning in Higher Education.

The General Assembly of the Association elected the first General Meeting, with representatives of Croatia, Belgium, Spain, Slovakia, United-Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania , and Portugal.

The Board of Directors is composed of the following members: Pilar Aramburuzabala (Spain) President, Nicolas Standaert (Belgium) Vice President, Alzbeta Brozmanova (Slovakia) Treasurer, Cinzia Albanesi (Italy) Secretary, Nives Mikelić (Croatia) Assistant Secretary.