Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Science & Education for Society Working Group.

Opening Science WG Leader

Leader

Berwyn Davies

Welsh Higher Education Brussels – Welsh Government

Martina Hilger

Leader

Martina Hilger

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Maarten Libeer

Leader

Maarten Libeer

VLEVA - Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap

Eelko Steenhuis

Leader

Eelko Steenhuis

UASNL - Universities of Applied Science Netherlands

Science & Education for Society

The Science & Education for Society Working Group addresses topics related to the concept of place-based universities and engagement with society and citizens while also working on the role of education in S3 as well as education and skills for research and innovation. The Working Group facilitates information sharing, knowledge development, and aims to strengthen existing and build new relationships with the EU institutions. Facilitating project development is also part of the Working Group's scope. 

ERRIN Contact

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Science & Education for Society WG

Linking the ERA, EHEA, and EEA - Creating a coherent European space for research, innovation, and education

Anna Tranberg

In view of the upcoming publication of the Commission communications on the future of the European Research Area and achieving the European Education Area, together with the German presidency's

A new skills agenda for Europe

Postponed: Infosession on the Updated Skills Agenda

Anna Tranberg

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns in Brussels, we regret to inform you that the infosession on the Skills Agenda for Europe will be postponed. We will communicate the new date as soon as

WG Events

WG Events

European Vocational Skills Week 2020

European Vocational Skills week, a chance for local, regional and national organisations to showcase their VET, will take place in November.

Reconstructing education through a global lens

Coventry University's Centre for global learning: education and attainment is hosting its first virtual conference in November.

EWRC Session: Towards evidence-informed local policies

This event at the European Week of Regions and Cities will consider the pilot project 'Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions', proposed by the European Parliament and implemented by the JRC. 

EWRC session: Communicating Science #EngageAudience

This workshop, organised by South Moravian Region (Czechia), Wielkopolska Region (Poland), Region of Murcia (Spain), Region of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (Croatia), City of Carini (Italy), and City of Nicosia (Cyprus), will address the issue of science communication from different perspectives, including the role of open science.

FUture Teaching: How to use design approaches and co-creation to create engaging and interesting teaching

This FUTE project webinar will present concrete examples of how to use design methods in schools. 

Linking the ERA, EHEA, and EEA - Creating a coherent European space for research, innovation, and education

The Science & Education for Society WG warmly invites you to a discussion on the links between the European Research Area, the European Higher Education Area, and European Education Area.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions - Final report published

The Joint Research Centre's flagship initaitve 'Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions' aimed to stimulate policymakers' engagement with the best available scientific evidence. The final report of the project is available now.

Stakeholder survey on Pact for Skills ahead of November launch

As part of the European Skills Agenda it was announced that a Pact for Skills will be officially launched in November, a stakeholders' survey is now underway to collect valuable feedback.

Erasmus+ project on diversification in digital education for primary schools

VIVES University of Applied Sciences are looking for partners for Erasmus+ project on diversification in digital education for primary schools.

SELFIE tool for digital education updated due to coronavirus pandemic

The Commission has launched a new version of its SELFIE tool for digital technologies in schools ahead of increased distance learning education due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Erasmus+ funding granted to five new Platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence

Five cross-border collaborative projects have been selected as platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence and granted a maximum of €4 million each.

Commission publishes SwafS recommendations for Horizon Europe

The European Commission has published its report of the Horizon 2020 funding programme for Science with and for Society (Swafs), where it makes recommendations for Horizon Europe.

Erasmus+ project development workshop - education for global competences

The project development workshop is an excellent opportunity to interact with institutions, civil society organisations, and providers in the field of education and training, to build consortia for the next ERASMUS+ calls. 

This year the project development workshop is organised by the ERRIN Science and Education for Society Working Group as part of the ReSET network’s activities being incorporated into ERRIN earlier this year.

This year's project development workshop will dedicated to global competences. 

Click on the link below to read more about the workshop and how to participate. 

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Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions - Final report published

The Joint Research Centre's flagship initaitve 'Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions' aimed to stimulate policymakers' engagement with the best available scientific evidence. The final report of the project is available now.

  • By Hilary Webb

Accelerating education for the SDGs in universities: new guide published

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network has published a new guide on helping universities and other higher education institutions to help society achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital Life Sciences open call for projects sharing data, tools and workflows in the cloud

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC-Life) has launched a call for projects sharing data, tools and workflows in the cloud. The purpose of the call is to support the development of a wide variety of projects that will contribute to the long-term aims of an open digital space for data and tools in the life sciences. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Stakeholder survey on Pact for Skills ahead of November launch

As part of the European Skills Agenda it was announced that a Pact for Skills will be officially launched in November, a stakeholders' survey is now underway to collect valuable feedback.

  • By Anonymous

Erasmus+ project on diversification in digital education for primary schools

VIVES University of Applied Sciences are looking for partners for Erasmus+ project on diversification in digital education for primary schools.

  • By Hilary Webb

SELFIE tool for digital education updated due to coronavirus pandemic

The Commission has launched a new version of its SELFIE tool for digital technologies in schools ahead of increased distance learning education due to the coronavirus pandemic.