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This May EURASHE organised its 24th Annual Conference in Yerevan with the theme ‘Qualifications for the Labour Market’. By choosing this topic for the annual conference, EURASHE aimed to provide insights into various models, higher education systems and qualifications that create a favourable environment for graduates’ employment opportunities, and to showcase a wide range of higher education institutions, systems and policies in place across countries of EURASHE members.
An increasingly relevant topic in education, employability is also closely linked to a recent ‘EURASHE Study on Employability among Professional Higher Education Graduates in Europe’ which looks into how employability in Europe can be monitored and improved, and how lessons can be learned transnationally. The topic is also at the core of the on-going pilot project HAPHE, which aims to map professionally oriented programmes in several national systems and to identify what makes graduates with professional qualifications employable.
On the occasion of the 2014 General Assembly of EURASHE, new Secretary General was appointed for the next two years. Mr Johan Cloet will succeed Mr Stefan Delplace, the EURASHE’s ten-year Secretary General (2004-2014).
Johan Cloet was the General Director of Lessius University College and Vice-General Director of Thomas More University College in Antwerp from 2008 to 2012. He has been involved in the activities of the Flemish Council of University Colleges (VLHORA – member of EURASHE) as member of its steering board, and president of the steering group of educational policy. In 2013 Johan Cloet has been selected as a member of evaluation teams in the framework of the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) of the European University Association. A former ministerial advisor to the government of the Brussels Region, Johan Cloet’s field of study is psychology.
ACA wishes Mr Cloet all the best in his future work!