European Commission’s webinar on community engagement in HE

March 19, 2021

TEFCE project coordinator Thomas Farnell was the main speaker at a webinar hosted by the the European Commission's DG EAC and the NESET network, to present the NESET analytical report: Community engagement in higher education: trends, practices and policiesThe webinar was attended by 200 participants.

The report, which is largely influenced by the lessons learnt from the TEFCE project, argues that universities play a crucial role in responding to societal needs, and can further enhance their societal impact at local, national and international levels through community engagement, whereby:

The webinar panelists were:

- Thomas Farnell, Higher Education Policy Expert, Institute for the Development of Education, Croatia;

- Ellen Hazelkorn, BH Associates,and Professor Emerita, Technological University Dublin, Ireland;

- Snježana Prijić-Samaržija,Rector, University of Rijeka, Croatia;

- Marieke Hopman, Assistant Professor for International and European Law at Maastricht University and Project Leader of the Maastricht Platform for Community-Engaged Research (MPCER), The Netherlands.

- Moderator: Sumathi Subramaniam, Policy Officer, Unit for Policy on Higher Education, European Commission, Belgium.

A recording of the webinar is available HERE.

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