Consultations

In order to ensure the quality  of the TEFCE toolbox for community engagement and to ensure that the policy recommendations have the potential to impact future policies at the EU and national level, activities will be organised to  discuss the TEFCE outputs and recommendations with key stakeholders throughout Europe.
Events, meetings and webinars held
Details will be provided below during the course of the project on the consultation events held:

TEFCE Expert Panel 2: Policy

October 27, 2021
Panel discussion on the future community engagement in HE with the European Commission, the European University Association and the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education

TEFCE Expert Panel 1: Networks and Frameworks

October 27, 2021
Panel discussion on the future community engagement in HE with the Council of Europe and Campus Engage (Ireland)

Talloires Network Leaders Conference 2021

October 2, 2021
Presentation of the TEFCE Toolbox on an international panel entitled "University Community Engagement Track: Comparing and Contrasting International Frameworks"

Réseau Dg2 conference: 'The University and Society: the Third Mission'

October 14, 2021
Presentation of TEFCE Toolbox at conference of francophone network of university leaders ('Reseau DG2'; University Network of Excellence for Academic Leaders in Governance and Management).

GUNi webinar: Social Commitment and Community Engagement in Higher Education in Latin America and Europe

September 21, 2021
Sharing experiences and institutional self-reflection frameworks between TEFCE project and countries of Latin America

ECER 2021: European Conference for Educational Research

September 8, 2021
IDE and TU Dublin presentation of TEFCE Toolbox at symposium "Civic Engagement in Higher Education Teaching and Learning"

24th International Service-Learning Conference

August 26, 2021
Participation in panel on service-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic at conference organised by CLAYSS (Centro Latinoamericano de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario)

Living Knowledge Online Festival 2021

June 28, 2021
Panel with IDE, GUNi and UNIRI: ‘From theory to practice: community engagement and higher education’

Westminster Higher Education Forum: "UK universities and their contribution to local and regional development"

May 10, 2021
Presentation of TEFCE Toolbox at high-level online national conference in the UK chaired by UK Members of Parliament.

Workshop for European Consortium for Innovative Universities

April 28, 2021
Workshop for 26 representatives of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities

Consultation with UNESCO Bangkok and ProSPER.Net network

March 31, 2021
Presentation of TEFCE Toolbox to sixteen Canadian post-secondary institutions who are piloting the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement in Higher Education.

Consultation with Canadian Cohort for the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

March 17, 2021
Presentation of TEFCE Toolbox to sixteen Canadian post-secondary institutions who are piloting the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement in Higher Education.

Consultation with European Commission (DG EAC, Higher Education Unit)

March 11, 2021

Meeting with National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement

January 11, 2021
Discussion with NCCPE on the TEFCE Toolbox, new developments in the UK to support public/civic engagement and areas of future cooperation

TEFCE Toolbox launch webinar

December 2, 2020
Presentation of TEFCE Toolbox to 69 international stakeholders including from the European Commission and the OECD

NESET/European Commission webinar on community engagement in higher education

March 19, 2021
Presentation of TEFCE project coordinator to 200 international stakeholders, including presentation on TEFCE Toolbox and presentation by University of Rijeka

TEFCE presentation at Porticus/Clayss UNISERVITATE symposium

October 28, 2020
Presentation of TEFCE Toolbox at launch of new global initiative programme by Porticus and the Latin American Centre for Solidarity Service-Learning (Clayss)

Webinar series for YUFE - Young Universities for the Future of Europe

October 29, 2020
Series of webinars for staff from Universities of Antwerp, Bremen, Dunaujvaros, East Finland, Girona, Maastricht and Torun on community engagement and the TEFCE Toolbox.

Thematic session at EAIE 2020 conference

October 15, 2020
Conference session held by Academic Cooperation Association, GUNI and the TEFCE project focusing on the concept of community engagement in higher education and how it can connect to internationalisation.

Webinar for the Global University Network for Innovation

July 9, 2020
In this webinar we explored the toolbox developed by the project and learned from a first-person experience in piloting the toolbox at the University of Rijeka (Croatia).

Presentation at the 2020 European University Association (EUA) Annual Conference webinar series: Universities building a better Europe. 22 April 2020

April 27, 2020

Presentation at the EURASHE Roundtable “Regional Engagement of Universities of Applied Sciences: Concept and Impact”

February 13, 2020

Meeting with the representatives of the Higher Education Authority in Ireland

November 6, 2019

Consultation with the International Association of Universities

August 30, 2019

Presentation at the conference “2019 European Quality Assurance Forum: Supporting Societal Engagement of Higher Education”

November 21, 2019

Presentation at the conference “European Conference on the Local Mission of Higher Education”

June 18, 2019

Presentation at the conference “Transnational Cooperation Activity Fostering Erasmus+ cooperation projects”

June 26, 2019

Presentation at the XX Anniversary of the Bologna Declaration “Bologna beyond 2020: the fundamental values of the EHEA”

June 25, 2019

Consultation with the Talloires Network (USA)

June 24, 2019
Consultation with the Talloires Network (USA)

Consultation with Campus Engage (Ireland)

May 3, 2019

Consultation with UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

April 17, 2019

Consultation with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (UK)

March 28, 2019

Consultation with the Catalan Association of Public Universities

February 28, 2019
Presentation and discussion of TEFCE project and draft toolbox for community-engaged universities with members the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP).

Consultation with the European Consortium of Innovative Universities

October 16, 2018
Consultation with ECIU’s Steering Committee for Entrepreneurship and Societal Impact of Research (ESIR) on the initial plans of the TEFCE project for developing a toolbox for community-engaged universities.

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