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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

European Commission’s webinar on community engagement in HE

Webinar stressed the crucial role that universities play in responding to societal needs and the way they can enhance their societal impact
March 24, 2021

Series of international TEFCE stakeholder consultations

TEFCE team holds a number of presentations and consultations with stakeholders (EURASHE, NCCPE, CPC, UNESCO Bangkok)
February 16, 2021

University World News articles on community engagement and TEFCE

TEFCE and University World News establish a cooperation regarding the promotion of the TEFCE Toolbox.
January 18, 2021

Launch of TEFCE Toolbox

The TEFCE Toolbox provides a new framework to support greater societal impact of universities in Europe, without using metrics or ranking
November 30, 2020
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Community engagement news

EU: Civic engagement in new EUA strategy

Universities without walls – A vision for 2030
January 29, 2021

UK: New Report - ‘The Engaged University'

The Engaged University – turning words into action
December 23, 2020

Global: SDGs - Higher Education & Science Take Action

2nd GUNi International Conference on SDGs: Higher Education & Science Take Action
December 20, 2020

EU publication: Citizen science and citizen engagement

A new European Commission report has been published to convey the achievements of the citizen science and citizen engagement projects
December 13, 2020
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