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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

New TEFCE publication featuring policy recommendations

New publication: Assessing the Feasibility of Developing a Framework for Community Engagement in European Higher Education
April 29, 2021

Online workshop with ECIU University members

Discussions held with the European Consortium of Innovative Universities and European Association for Service Learning in HE
April 28, 2021

Consultation with European Commission (Higher Education Unit)

The TEFCE team presents TEFCE Toolbox to DG EAC and identifies synergies with future policy initiatives.
March 21, 2021

TEFCE presentations to university networks in Canada and Asia

Presentation of TEFCE Toolbox to Canadian Cohort for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification and to UNESCO Bangkok
March 20, 2021
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Community engagement news

Civic University Network conference 2021

Free virtual conference taking place from 18 – 20 May 2021.
April 15, 2021

Living Knowledge festival 2021

Participate at the online festival about inclusive, sustainable and healthy society.
March 30, 2021

EU: Civic engagement in new EUA strategy

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

UK: New Report - ‘The Engaged University'

Turning words into action
December 23, 2020
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