European Universities Initiative: Sharing good practices, lessons learned and plans among UNICA members, 30 November 2020


European Universities Initiative:

Sharing good practices, lessons learned and plans among UNICA members

The event will take place on Monday, 30 November, 10:00 am - 13:15 pm CET.

Join us and the high-level representatives of 16 alliances to know more about the state of play and the future of the European Universities programme.

We look forward to discussing key questions with you and the speakers, like how research and scientific cooperation can be integrated in the new universities, what kind of governance models are being designed and implemented, and how the pandemics affects the projects.


10:00-11:30 Panel 1: Work in Progress: Lessons Learnt and Plans for European Universities in the (post-)Covid Era" - Representatives of alliances selected in 2019

Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Vice-President, Free University of Berlin, 1EUROPE (UNA Europa)

Henrik S. Wegener, Rector, University of Copenhagen, 4EU+ (The 4EU+ Alliance)

Artūras Vasiliauskas, Vice-Rector, Vilnius University, ARQUS (ARQUS European University Alliance)

Ferenc Takó, Head of International Strategy Office, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), CHARM European University (Challenge-driven, Accessible, Research-based, Mobile, European University).

Astrid SÖDERBERGH Widding, President, Stockholm University, CIVIS (a European Civic University Alliance)

Fred Weerman, Professor, University of Amsterdam, EPICUR (European Partnership for an Innovative Campus Unifying Regions)

Igor Papic, Rector, University of Ljubljana, EUTOPIA (European Universities Transforming to an Open, Inclusive Academy for 2050)

Ina Druviete, Vice-Rector, University of Latvia, FORTHEM (Fostering Outreach within European Regions, Transnational Higher Education and Mobility)

Luisa Corrado, Scientific coordinator of YUFE, University of Tor Vergata, YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe)

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-13:15 Panel 2: Starting a European University in the (post-)Covid Era: Challenges and Plans for the Future - Representatives of alliances selected in 2020

Jón Atli Benediktsson, President, University of Iceland, Aurora Alliance

Svein Stolen, Rector, University of Oslo, Circle U. European University

Milan Remis, Head of the Erasmus Office, Comenius University Bratislava, ENLIGHT (European University Network to promote Equitable Quality of Life, Sustainability, and Global Engagement through Higher Education Transformation)

Béla Merkely, Semmelweis University, EUniWell, (European University for Well-Being)

Tiit Land, Rector, Tallinn University of Technology, EuroTeQ Engineering University

Maria Stoicheva, Vice-Rector for International Relations, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, T4E – Transform4Europe: The European University for Knowledge Entrepreneurs

Damir Boras, Rector, University of Zagreb, UNIC (European University of Post-Industrial Cities)

Stéphane Pallage, Rector, University of Luxembourg, UNIVERSEH (European Space University of Earth and Humanity)


You can find the preliminary programme here


Please find the registration form here.

Monday, 30 November, 2020