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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

TEFCE consultations held with key internationational stakeholders

A series of meetings was held with leading organisations for community engagement in higher education at the international level.
May 20, 2019

TEFCE advocacy through the Bologna Follow-Up Group

Key messages from the TEFCE project were communicated to stakeholders at the BFUG meeting on 2 April.
May 15, 2019

TEFCE consultation with Catalan Association of Public Universities

The TEFCE project and draft toolbox for community-engaged universities was presented to members of ACUP.
March 21, 2019

TEFCE toolbox tested at consortium meeting in Barcelona

The TEFCE consortium confirmed the high quality of the project’s mapping, of the proposed toolbox and the piloting plan in 2019.
March 5, 2019

TEFCE Expert Team meeting in Zagreb to finalise TEFCE Toolbox

The Expert Team met in Zagreb to confirm the methodology of the TEFCE toolbox and make plans for its piloting at 4 partner universities and their communities.
March 1, 2019

First TEFCE publication and policy brief issued

The first publication within the TEFCE project, "Mapping and Critical Synthesis of Current State-of-the-Art on Community Engagement in Higher Education", has been issued.
December 10, 2018

Expert Team meeting and consultation with ECIU in Norway

The TEFCE Expert Team held a meeting at the University of Stavanger (Norway) to brainstorm the development of a toolbox for community engagement in higher education.
October 25, 2018

Expert Team meeting in Zagreb

The TEFCE Expert Team held its first meeting at the Institute for the Development of Education (Croatia) to discuss the results of the mapping of community engagement in higher education.
June 29, 2018

TEFCE networking at the EUA annual conference

The TEFCE project manager Thomas Farnell attended the EUA 2018 Annual Conference (entitled 'Engaged and Responsible Universities Shaping Europe” held at the University of Zurich on 3-4 April 2018, due to the close link between the conference theme and the TEFCE project.
May 7, 2018

How to foster more socially engaged universities in Europe?

The TEFCE project has been launched to address a new priority on the EU’s policy agenda for higher education: the community engagement of universities. The project will develop tools to help universities to better interact with their communities at the local and regional level in order to address pressing social needs.
April 2, 2018

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