Brussels, 21 February 2019
Internationalisation for all? Wider inclusion in the internationalisation of higher education
The event will be dedicated to exploring the question of how to achieve wider inclusion in international higher education activities. The idea of inclusion is very often mentioned in recent national-level and EU policy documents, including in the proposal for the Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027, but it is still to be fully defined as a policy goal and to be further operationalised for a successful implementation.
The event will feature the views of the European Commission, of ACA members, i.e. national-level agencies and actors, of higher education institutions and student organisations. The speakers will provide concrete examples on how to achieve better inclusiveness in practice, of various underrepresented groups in higher education. The focus will first and foremost be on socio-economically disadvantaged groups.
The event is co-organised by ACA with the DAAD Brussels Office, Diku Brussels Office and Flanders Knowledge Area (FKA).
|09:00||Registrations & coffee|
Welcome & Introduction
|09:45||Keynote speech: Wider inclusion in the internationalisation of higher education
Ágnes Sarolta Fazekas, Assistant Professor Eötvös Loránd Science University, Hungary & Chairperson of the Access & Diversity Expert Community, EAIE
João Pinto, President, Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
Panel of national-level internationalisation agencies – Inspirational practices for inclusiveness in international higher education
Inclusive mobility schemes for underrepresented groups – Renilde Knevels, Policy Advisor Internationalisation, Flanders Knowledge Area (FKA) and Valérie Van Hees, Coordinator Steunpunt Inclusief Hoger Onderwijs (SIHO), and Piet Van Hove, Director, International Office, Univeristy of Antwerp
First time academics as special target group in DAAD’s study abroad campaign – Alexander Haridi, Head of Section Information on Studying Abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Equity in internationalisation: internationalisation for all! – Juha Ketolainen, Counsellor of Education (Head of Unit), Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) and Tiina Piipponen, International Coordinator/Technology, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (via Skype)
|12:10||Closing keynote: The European Commission’s plans in tackling inclusion in the forthcoming Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027)
Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Unit, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Discussion with the audience
Ulrich Grothus, ACA President
|12:45 – 14:00||Networking lunch|
Avenue de Cortenbergh/Kortenberglaan 71