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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 webinar hosted by GUNi

The Global University Network for Innovation and the TEFCE Project are pleased to invite you to the webinar TEFCE Toolbox for Community Engagement in Higher Education – From Theory to Practice
July 1, 2020

In Memoriam: Paul Benneworth

It is with immense sadness that we announce that our colleague Paul Benneworth died unexpectedly on Tuesday 12 May 2020 at the age of 46.
May 20, 2020

TEFCE webinar: Universities building a better Europe

A webinar on the TEFCE project results was presented at the 2020 European University Association (EUA) Annual Conference webinar series on 22 April 2020; 14.00-15.00 CET
May 1, 2020

University World News publishes article on the TEFCE project

The article entitled ‘A European framework for community engagement in HE?’ presents the goals and achievements of the TEFCE project.
April 28, 2020
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IAU report on impact of COVID-19 on higher education

June 15, 2020

England: Launch of Knowledge Exchange Framework

March 1, 2020

Position paper: Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) in Horizon Europe

February 15, 2020

SciSchops literature review on community-based research

February 1, 2020
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