EURASHE newsletter - April 2017

EURASHE is pleased to present its Annual Report 2016 which was endorsed by the General Assembly meeting in Le Havre (France) on 29 March 2017. It comprises information on the activities of EURASHE in 2016, its members, the policy development activities of EURASHE, as well as information on the projects in which EURASHE is involved. Moreover a log of event will inform you of all the events and activities EURASHE organised and took part in throughout the year.  Download it on our website!

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The material as well as photographs of EURASHE's recent 27th Annual Conference have now been published. It includes presentations from the keynote speakers, posters delivered as well as material from the breakout sessions and examples of good practices.  The conference proceedings will be published soon.

On 29 March 2017 the General Assembly of EURASHE gathered in Le Havre (France). During the meeting members reelected Stéphane Lauwick as President for a second term of two years and Ulf-Daniel Ehlers as Vice-President for a first full term of two years. Prior to the General Assembly a workshop on EURASHE Strategic Framework took place, it allowed members to exchange and debate in view of updating EURASHE's policy positions for the next period.

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The E4-Group will organise the 12th European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) in Riga (Latvia) on 23-25 November 2017. Under the title of 'Responsible QA - committing to impact', this year's forum will focus on the need for quality assurance (QA), whether aiming at accountability or enhancement, to be carried out in a transparent and responsible manner. A call for contributions (papers and workshops) has now been launched. The deadline for contributions is 24 July 2017. 
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The EURASHE-led UAS4EUROPE network organised a conference in Brussels (Belgium) on 15 March 2017 focusing on UAS applied research, Horizon 2020 and the following FP9. The aim of the conference was to learn, network and lobby, to understand how to prepare for a good proposal, and to find out what key ingredients are needed for a good participation of UAS in Horizon 2020 and beyond. The conference brought together almost 200 applied UAS researchers, policy-makers and rectors from 29 European countries.  More information including material is available on our website. 

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EURASHE's 28th Annual Conference will take place in Tallinn (Estonia) on 19-20 April 2018. It will be organised with the Estonian Rectors Conference of Universities of Applied Sciences (RKRN). More information on the programme and practicalities, as well as a call for contributions will be published by the autumn.
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This European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) campaign was initiated by a group of active and young people. By means of an ECI, the first-ever tool of transnational participatory democracy, they aim to raise awareness on the importance of citizenship education for the future of democracy in Europe. A democratic society relies on the citizens' participation, shared values and capability of critical thinking. However initiators believe that currently European citizens are insufficiently educated in this respect.  EURASHE encourages members and partners to support the ECI "More than Education - Shaping Active and Responsible Citizens".

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The European Commission has opened its public consultation aimed at supporting the mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme (including activities undertaken during the period of 2014-2016). The main objective is to gather comments and perspectives from stakeholders and the public on the programme's relevance and effectiveness and on the efficiency of its implementation.  The consultation remains open until 31 May 2017.

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