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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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Successful piloting of TEFCE Toolbox in Enschede, Netherlands

Value of TEFCE Toolbox further confirmed through workshops and stakeholder discussions at the University of Twente and RegioTwente.
July 4, 2019

TEFCE presented at Bologna Process 20th anniversary conference

TEFCE expert presents arguments on why community engagement should become a new priority of the Bologna Process until 2030.
June 27, 2019

TEFCE presented at Council of Europe conference

TEFCE Toolbox presented at European Conference on the Local Mission of Higher Education
June 20, 2019

Successful piloting of TEFCE Toolbox in Dresden, Germany

The first "proof-of-concept" of the TEFCE Toolbox was confirmed at a workshop at TU Dresden on 14-15 May 2019
June 3, 2019
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Article: ‘Defining internationalisation in HE for society’

The aim of the article „Defining internationalisation in HE for society“ published by University World News is to define and explain the meaning of concept of internationalisation in the field of higher education and it's impact on society.
July 4, 2019

9th Living Knowledge conference 2020: Synergies in Research with and for Communities

The 9th Living Conference will be held in Groningen on 24-25-26 June, 2020.
June 25, 2019

ACA conference 2019: ‘The engaged university’

This year´s conference organised by Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is dedicated to the ‘engaged university’ and to linking the global and the local.
June 15, 2019

EQAF Forum 2019: ‘Supporting societal engagement of HE’

The European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF) provides a platform for discussion, professional development and exchange of experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance.
May 30, 2019
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