The eucen Autumn Seminar this year has been designed to overlap with the Final Symposium of the HE4u2 project. You are welcome to register for both activities. The HE4u2 Final Symposium is free and co-financed by the EC through its Forward Looking programme under Erasmus+


Preliminary programme – Final Symposium of the HE4u2 project

Thursday, 15 November 2018

08:45 Registration

09:10 Welcome
            Carme ROYO. Executive Director, eucen

09:20 An integration experience: My real case
            Zahra AL TAKE. Teacher. Graduated from the University of Turku (FI)

09:50 HE4u2: a project to integrate cultural diversity into HE
            Isabel MENEZES. University of Porto (PT)

10:10 Diversity as an essential component of the overall strategy at the 
          Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
          Georg KRAUSCH. President, Johannes Gutenberg University (DE)

10:45 Coffee break

11:15 Panel: Policies and practices for the integration of 
          cultural diversity in the European Higher Education area

  • Henriette STÖBER. Policy analyst, EUA – European Universities Association (BE)
  • Katharina RESCH. Head of LLL projects, University of Vienna (AT) and HE4u2 partner
  • Cati JEREZ. Coordinator, Fundación Solidaridad UB, Universidad de Barcelona (ES)

Panel facilitated by Pat DAVIES.

12:00 Open discussion

13:00 Networking lunch

In the afternoon, the group will merge with the new arrivals registered only for the eucen Autumn Seminar. 

14:30 Opening and Welcoming to new arriving people
           Edith KRÖBER, University of Stuttgart (DE) and Secretary General of eucen

           Summary of the HE4U2 Symposium morning session
            Josephine FINN, Maynooth University (IE)

14:45 Dialogue between researcher and practitioner around the meaning of university excellence:

  • Practitioner: University excellence as inclusion in teaching and learning

    Emmanuel ACQUAH, Abo Academy University (FI)

  • Researcher: Barriers in international research on cultural diversity – terminology & languages, historical & cultural: foes or enemies?
    George ZAFIRIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR)

15:45 Coffee break

16:15 Work in small groups:

  • Policy Recommendations of HE4u2 – analysis and critique (access to the file in DE and FR). Facilitator: Katharina RESCH, University of Vienna (AT).
  • Pedagogics for inclusion – sharing practices that worked well in the HE4u2 partner institution. Facilitator: Kia LUNDQVIST, University of Turku (FI)
  • Challenges of research in the area of diversity. Facilitator: Camilla FITZSIMONS, Maynooth University (IE)
Duo Alaa Arsheed & Isaac De Martin


17:10 Conclusions of the workshops

17:30 Closing of the day
           Carme ROYO, Executive Director, eucen

17:45 Networking cocktail hosted by HE4u2
          Concert by SoundRoutes

How to do so?

When you fill in the Registration Form for the eucen 2018 Autumn Seminar, do not forget to tick the HE4u2 box. Joining the HE4u2 Final Symposium only means you will travel to Barcelona the day before. Remember to make your travel arrangements so you can arrive on Wednesday and join us from Thursday morning!