Working Group Leaders

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

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.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

SEFS WG: THe role of universities and regions in the SDG implementation process

SEFS WG: The role of universities and regions in the SDG implementation process

Hilary Webb

The Science and Education for Society Working Group is organising a meeting on the role of universities and regions in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation process. The urgency for

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 Related Events

WG Related Events

Defending academic freedom by supporting students at risk. Towards a European approach?

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) are organising the joint event 'Defending academic freedom by supporting students at risk. Towards a European approach?'

Technology for society: Are we getting it right?

EuroTech Universities Alliance organises a high-level event exploring the benefits and limitations of technology for society. It will offer an opportunity to engage in a discussion with citizens, policymakers and researchers.

European Universities Initiative Brokerage event

Following the latest developments of the European Commission regarding the European Universities Initiative (EUI), there will be new calls for new EUI alliances to be funded under Erasmus+ starting from next year. The Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network, UnILiON, invite ERRIN members to participate in a brokerage event on the morning of 4 November. 

Connecting social innovation in Scotland and the UK

How can we create a more connected UK social innovation ecosystem with stronger transnational ties to Europe and beyond? This event will mark the beginning of the SI Connect initiative in the UK and will bring together social innovation leaders, researchers and practitioners in Scotland.

New European Research Area – Towards a Responsible Knowledge-Driven Society of the 3rd Millennium

The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is organising a conference on the new European Research Area as one of its flagship events in the field of research and innovation. The event will be held in a hybrid format (both physically and virtually).

Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe

On 25-29 October, FEUGA, Galician Ministry of Education (Xunta de Galicia) and Galician University System (SUG) will organise an international online matchmaking event "Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe".

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.

Looking for Primary school from France or Netherlands for Erasmus+ project on food culture

Spotlight on future food! Mini youth festival that combines knowledge, science, sustainability and taste. About the project The project aims to create awareness of pelagic fish specifically and the magical world of fishing in general. The project takes places on a local school over the course of a week with the first four days involving both practical and creative learning. Through a combination of workshops and relevant theories the participants will gain knowledge on how to catch and handle pelagic fish. After the first four intensive days, the final day will be a celebration with the…

CHARTER Alliance publishes its first result & presents a new model for the cultural heritage sector

ERRIN’s Erasmus+ funded project CHARTER has published its first public deliverable: ‘A new landscape for heritage professions – preliminary findings’. The report summarises the work and preliminary findings that WP2 has developed over the past six months.

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

Consultation on education & training for environmental sustainability

Individuals and organisations from international, European, national, regional and local levels are invited to give their feedback on the European Commission's proposal on education for environmental sustainability.

First EU4Health calls launch

The first calls under the EU's new Health programme, EU4Health, are now open. The calls concern cancer treatment and screening and other therapies, skills and networks.

Erasmus+ project development workshop

Organised in the frame of the Science and Education for Society Working Group, the Erasmus+ project development workshop (PDW) is an opportunity to interact with institutions, civil society organisations and providers in the field of higher education and training, to build consortia for the next Erasmus+ calls. The PDW is an opportunity for ERRIN members and their stakeholders interested in the Erasmus+ KA2 calls to find partners and develop a proposal in the field of higher education and training innovation.

Click on the link below to learn about the upcoming 2021 PDW as well as past editions. 

Erasmus+

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN annual survey: Provide input on ERRIN’s 2022 priorities and share feedback on activities!

To start planning Working Group activities for 2022, the Working Group leaders will take part in the annual strategy workshops at the end of November. To inform these workshops, ERRIN members are invited to take part in an annual survey – an opportunity to provide input on the network’s future priorities and reflect on past activities.

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Looking for Primary school from France or Netherlands for Erasmus+ project on food culture

Spotlight on future food! Mini youth festival that combines knowledge, science, sustainability and taste. About the project The project aims to create awareness of pelagic fish specifically and the magical world of fishing in general. The project takes places on a local school over the course of a week with the first four days involving both practical and creative learning. Through a combination of workshops and relevant theories the participants will gain knowledge on how to catch and handle pelagic fish. After the first four intensive days, the final day will be a celebration with the local community where all young people from Thisted and the surrounding area will be invited, alongside our partner school from France. This day will be full of activities for everybody, including kitchen workshops, talks and much more. Prior to this ‘festival day’, all schools in the area will be offered learning materials specifically aimed at these activities, to ensure the best learning experience for everyone participating.

  • By Hilary Webb

CHARTER Alliance publishes its first result & presents a new model for the cultural heritage sector

ERRIN’s Erasmus+ funded project CHARTER has published its first public deliverable: ‘A new landscape for heritage professions – preliminary findings’. The report summarises the work and preliminary findings that WP2 has developed over the past six months.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN Erasmus+ project development workshop 2021: Call for project ideas

Applications for project ideas for the 2021 ERRIN Erasmus+ Project Development Workshop are now open! The PDW will take place on Tuesday 7 October 2021 and applications for project ideas can be submitted until 17 October 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for ERRIN members to engage their innovation ecosystems and stakeholders to put forward their project ideas and benefit from the potential partnerships that can be formed through this workshop.