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Newsletter Edition 273-01/2024
IN FOCUS

Driving impact of Erasmus+ outgoing academic staff mobility

Staff mobility is a key component of the Erasmus+ programme. Alongside student mobility, it has consistently been a focal point for ACA and many of its member organisations, some acting as national agencies for Erasmus+. Staff mobility under Erasmus+ has...
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NEWS FROM ACA

Lots of news in Brussels on the EU policy front

On 25-26 January 2024, ACA brought together, for its flagship start of the year event – What’s new in Brussels? Recent developments in European policies and programmes – and for the 20th consecutive year, a lively and informed group of...
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Experts convene to refine innovative teaching tools

A diverse team of experts recently met in Tbilisi, Georgia, marking a significant milestone in the PROFFORMANCE+ project. At the invitation of the Georgian partners – the National Centre for Educational Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) and the Ministry of Education and...
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SALTO Inclusion publishes factsheets on I&D

SALTO Inclusion and Diversity (Education and Training), run by the Croatian Erasmus+ agency, published two factsheets on inclusion and diversity in Erasmus+. These publications, developed in cooperation with the German Erasmus+ agency in the field of higher education (DAAD), serve...
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EUROPEAN POLICY

European higher education package 2024: Have your say

On 9 January 2024, the European Commission published a call for evidence to collect feedback on a so-called European higher education package 2024, consisting of a Communication on a joint European degree and two Council recommendations on sustainable and attractive...
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European Parliament’s resolution on the implementation of Erasmus+

Following a public consultation on the mid-term implementation of Erasmus+, which collected comprehensive feedback from higher education institutions and other stakeholders including ACA by the end of 2023, the programme’s mid-term review continues throughout 2024 with the delivery of national...
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New measures to boost research security in the EU

On 24 January 2024, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager launched a new Proposal for a Council Recommendation on enhancing research security. The policy document comes in the form of a Proposal for a Council...
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NATIONAL EDUCATION AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

UNESCO Higher Education Policy Observatory has been launched

The  Higher Education Policy Observatory  (HEPO) is a platform recently launched by the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. This freely accessible platform displays systematized and comparable information about higher education systems and policies around...
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Ireland unveils ambitious Global Citizens 2030 Strategy

In a significant move to position Ireland as a global leader in talent and innovation, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, launched the "Global Citizens 2030" strategy. This comprehensive initiative, rooted in the...
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Croatia develops new initiatives for attracting international students

In the recent Erasmus+ Annual Conference on Higher Education, which took place on 4 December 2023 in Zagreb, the representatives of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, Agency for Science and Higher Education and more than...
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Germany and Canada issue new guidelines and rules for cooperation with China

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has recently released a recommendation paper outlining guidelines for fostering academic cooperation with China. Aligned with the German government's China strategy, the DAAD adopts a Realpolitik approach, emphasizing practical considerations in international relations.  From...
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28 German universities secure funding under EUI national support programme

In a move to enhance Germany's participation in the European Universities Initiative, ACA member, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has allocated further funding to 28 German universities through the European University Networks (EUN) programme. The initiative, which aligns with...
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CONFERENCES

Events

UNICA EduLAB – 4EU+ webinar 21 February 2024 More information EUA Annual Conference 11-12 April 2024 More information EURASHE 33rd Annual Conference 22-23 May 2024  More information
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