A series of meetings and videoconferences was held between the TEFCE project manager (Thomas Farnell, Institute for the Development of Education) and the heads of organisations that play a key role in advancing community engagement in higher education at the global level.
The meetings and videoconferences were held with:
• Budd Hall, UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
• Paul Manners, National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement – UK
• Kate Morris, Campus Engage – Ireland
• Lorlene Hoyt, Talloires Network – USA
During the meetings, the key TEFCE project findings and the draft Toolbox for community-engaged universities were presented and discussed. The conclusion of the meetings is that the TEFCE project brings a valuable, innovative and promising approach to the filed, and all consulted organisations expressed their support for the initiative and readiness to participate in further discussions.
Detailed conclusions of each meeting are available here: https://www.tefce.eu/consultations