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About community engagement

Community engagement refers to the development of relationships by higher education institutions with stakeholders in their local or regional communities in order to address societal needs, in a way that is mutually beneficial.

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Project objective

The objective of the TEFCE project is to develop innovative and feasible policy tools at the university and European level for supporting, monitoring and assessing the community engagement of higher education institutions.

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Project news

TEFCE policy impact on new EHEA ministerial communique

The 2020 Rome Ministerial communique for the European Higher Education Area has for the first time included community engagement in higher education within its priorities
November 20, 2020

TEFCE webinar series for YUFE staff training

The webinar series on how the TEFCE Toolbox can support institutions wishing to improve their engagement with their external communities.
October 30, 2020

TEFCE presentation at global UNISERVITATE symposium

TEFCE project was presented at the first online symposium of the newly-launched programme UNISERVITATE: Service-learning in Catholic Higher Education
October 28, 2020

TEFCE follow-up project awarded EU funding

The project SHEFCE (Steering Higher Education for Community Engagement) will further support universities and policymakers improve community engagement in higher education
October 23, 2020
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Community engagement news

UK: Launch of Civic University Network

November 15, 2020

IAU report on impact of COVID-19 on higher education

June 15, 2020

New study: Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society (IHES)

June 15, 2020

England: Launch of Knowledge Exchange Framework

March 1, 2020
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