Date - 31/03/2022
10:00 - 13:00
The protracted crisis situations around the world as well as the current war in the Ukraine demonstrate the need for impactful, lasting and future-oriented support for the concerned societies and people in need. As the crucial importance of support for the higher education sector, its students and scholars, has largely been overlooked when providing help in response to crises, this event seeks to explore new possibilities for European support to higher education in emergencies (HEiE).
The event will:
- engage in a dialogue between representatives from the European Union, its member states, and representatives from concerned regions about the future support for HEiE – together with implementing organisations;
- discuss recommendations from EU-funded projects and further activities to identify more synergies for future HEiE actions;
- explore the possibilities under existing EU instruments, mainly Global Europe;
- elaborate on a possible, more strategic and concerted European approach for HEiE.
- 31 March 2022, 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM CEST (followed by a networking lunch)
- Hybrid format: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, Brussels / online
- On-site registration and networking breakfast at 09:30 AM CEST
Please register before 25 March for physical or virtual participation:
Please note that in-person participation will be subject to prior approval and that no travel arrangements will be made by the organisers.
This event builds upon the previous event “Creating Opportunities through Learning – Higher Education in Emergencies” on 30 November 2021, which was organised by the implementing higher education partners of the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis:
- the HOPES-LEB consortium – DAAD, Campus France and Nuffic
- the German-Jordanian University and its partners
- the NGO SPARK.
These organisations gathered almost six years of experience on offering higher education in emergency situations and shared a series of recommendations on future programming with this event report: