Registration is now open! Webinar - TEFCE Toolbox for Community Engagement in Higher Education: From Theory to Practice

30/06/2020

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) and the TEFCE Project are very pleased to invite you the upcoming webinar “TEFCE Toolbox for Community Engagement in Higher Education: From Theory to Practice” that will be held on Thursday 9 of July 2020 at 3pm (CEST). Registration is now open!

The Covid-19 pandemic has been another proof of how important it is to for higher education institutions (HEIs) to cooperate with their wider communities in mutually beneficial ways (both at local and global levels), and has also made more evident than ever the value of such collaborations. 

In the last years, there has been a renewed emphasis on community engagement in higher education, but in many cases higher education institutions are still lacking a common framework that can support them in institutionalising their cooperation and inform policy-makers on the value of their engagement.

The TEFCE project (Towards a European Framework for Community Engagement in Higher Education) is an Erasmus + KA3 project whose objective is to develop much needed innovative and feasible policy tools at the university and European level for supporting, monitoring and assessing the community engagement of universities.

In this webinar we will explore the toolbox developed by the project and learn from a first-person experience in piloting the toolbox at the University of Rijeka (Croatia).

The webinar is offered to GUNi members and non-members alike. Registration is open and free of charge. Limited places available.

The webinar will be held in English and will be recorded and available for future visualization.

For more information on the TEFCE project and GUNi’s work on engagement and social responsibility please visit www.tefce.eu and www.guninetwork.org

PROGRAMME

Webinar - TEFCE Toolbox for Community Engagement in Higher Education: From Theory to Practice
Thursday 9th of July 2020, 3.00-4.00pm (CEST)

Introductory Remarks: Engagement at Local and Global Levels
Josep M. Vilalta, Director, Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) (10’)

TEFCE Toolbox for Community Engagement in Higher Education: Why, How, for Whom?
Thomas Farnell, Higher Education Policy Expert, Institute for the Development of Education (20’)

Piloting the TEFCE Toolbox: Experiential Learning Journey at the University of Rijeka (Croatia)
Bojana Culum Ilic, Associate Professor, University of Rijeka (15’)

Q/A and interaction time (15’)
Chairs: Núria Jové, Project Manager & Victoria Gómez, Project Officer (GUNi)

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Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya