Working Group Leaders

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

Opening Science WG Leader


Berwyn Davies

Welsh Higher Education Brussels – Welsh Government

Martina Hilger


Martina Hilger

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Maarten Libeer


Maarten Libeer

VLEVA - Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap

Eelko Steenhuis


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. 

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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

Opening Science

European Universities Initiative – supporting regional development

Gaia Ialisa Marotta

The first call for proposal for European University alliances was a success and led to the selection of 17 alliances from 114 different higher education institutions and 24 member states. The second

WG Events

WG Events

Women & STEM: IWD breakfast discussion

For its annual International Women's Day event, this year the Nordic diplomatic representations and cultural institutes are hosting a breakfast discussion on the subject of women and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). 

Engineering (for) Europe's Future

Eindhoven University of Technology and its partners are organising a timley discussion on how best to address the need for future skills in order to empower a new generation of Europeans. 

European Universities Initiative – supporting regional development

The first call for proposal for European University alliances was a success and led to the selection of 17 alliances from 114 different higher education institutions and 24 member states. The second call for proposals will be launched this autumn.

European Universities Initiative - Building the universities of the future

European Universities are transnational alliances promoting European values, and working to revolutionise the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. Through the initiative, the Commission is making a key contribution to building the universities of the future.

NMP-REG/TRINNO Interregional Workshop - Industrial Modernisation and Interregional Cooperation

TRINNO and NMP-REG are co-organising an Interregional Workshop on 'Industrial Modernisation and Interregional Cooperation' dedicated to Industry 4.0 on the 19th of March in Florence, at the Baglioni Hotel.

Science Week at the European Parliament

The Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA Panel) has decided to organise a series of scientific events under the name of ‘Science Week at the European Parliament’.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Upcoming Working Group Meetings

The ERRIN secretariat wishes to remind members about changes to Working Group meetings scheduled to take place next week. 

Update on ERRIN's work

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to reassure all of you, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely.

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

Strengthening ERRIN’s work on education and skills

ERRIN is strengthening its work on education and skills in view of the next programming period 2021-2027. Several initiatives such as the European Universities Initiative, Centres of Vocational Excellence, and the Blueprint on sectoral cooperation on skills are closely linked to the research and innovation agenda and of great interest to ERRIN members.

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise.

Looking for secondary school for Erasmus+ KA02 project interested in takling of early school leaving

Center for Unges livsmestring is private consultancy company working with children in age group from 15-20 years old that struggles with need for individual approach and methods to fit in the school curricula by strengthening collaboration among all involved actors hereby within

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 Katarzyna Faruga

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr) is looking for partners for the BBI JU call

Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences - UPWr is looking for a consortium or a coordinator interested in the BBI JU call.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission to help expedite recognition of health workers' qualifications

The European Commission has released a communication with guidance on how to address the shortage of health workers caused by the coronavirus crisis.

  • By Hilary Webb

Welsh universities support the local and national response

Through the long-running Civic Mission programme, Wales' universities are using their expertise, experience and resources to support local and national responses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • By Maarten Libeer

LUCA School of Arts is looking for partners for a Erasmus strategic partnership: AI4_FUTURE

The project is aimed at enhancing digital technologies for the active and creative participation of youths to the European cultural/artistic scene, allowing them to work with artists for a joint creation of a new EU awareness, and a renewed sense of European belonging that goes cross main societal challenges and cross intercultural divisions.

  • By Hilary Webb

Helsinki GSE establishes economic situation room amid coronavirus crisis

The Helsinki Graduate School of Economics (Helsinki GSE) has established an economic situation room, to provide support to authorities and ministries as they make significant economic policy decisions during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • By Anonymous

Basque VET Strategy in the context of Coronavirus

The Basque Government has quickly reacted to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the VET system is highly involved in the strategy against the virus: reinforcing the educational system, supporting the SMEs and the health sector, and using the potential of the international cooperation.