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
Françoise de VIRON. President, 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 Integration of cultural diversity in Mainz before and after HE4u2
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)
- DG Education and Culture, Policy strategy in HE, European Commission (TBC)
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 ZARIFIS, 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. Camilla FITZSIMONS, Maynooth University (IE)
17:10 Conclusions of the workshops
17:30 Closing of the day
Françoise de VIRON, eucen President
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!