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Event: "What's new in Brussels? Recent developments in European policies and programmes"

The year 2021 will mark a new stage in European higher education. 2021 begins with the implementation of the key strategic orientations underpinning the renewed European Education Area and the European Research Area (with the financial backing of the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027), it will also continue the tremendous efforts of the sector to pursue co-creation and innovation in the challenging context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event is organized by The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA). It is a membership organization and its members are national-level organizations that promote and fund the internationalization of higher education. The event will start on March 4th, 2021 at 13.30 (GMT +1) and  it will end on March 5th, 2021 at 12.40 (GMT +1).

Why is it important to join this event?
The main goal of “What’s New in Brussels? Recent developments in European policies and programmes” is to facilitate such institutional processes and to offer a birds-eye overview of the key innovations and opportunities in the new generation of EU higher education & research programmes and policies. Special emphasis will be placed on Erasmus+ actions and their synergies with Horizon Europe and other, including national-level, funding schemes.

What will be discussed at the event?
The discussion will feature concrete approaches higher education institutions and national agencies can employ to put the new European directions into practice. The event will also provide an opportunity to engage in an open dialogue with leading experts and policymakers. A flagship event of the Academic Cooperation Association, “What’s New in Brussels?”  will bring together a unique mix of international participants from national funding and promotion agencies, policymakers at national or European levels, and higher education professionals including senior staff responsible for the design of international strategies and collaborations and managers involved in their implementation. The full list of discussion topics available here.

This event will be attended by the Director of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA), Grażyna Żebrowska as the speaker of the topic "European Education Area 2025 - Policy Directions in Higher Education". Furthermore, the Head of Department, Programmes for Institutions of NAWA, Katarzyna Aleksy will also take part as the speaker in the topic "Taking Stock of Credit and Staff Mobility - From the current to the next academic year". The full list of the speakers is available here.

How to join the event?

The participation fee for "What's New in Brussels?" is:
 -115 EUR for ACA members, Higher Education Institutions, organizations, and individuals from ACA members' countries (i.e. Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States)

145 EUR for participants from non-member countries (ie. countries other than the aforementioned)

Registration will close on 22 February. Register here!

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