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

The Value of Social Science & Humanities in Europe

The Slovenian Business & Research Association cordially invites you to The Value of Social Science & Humanities in Europe  on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 10:00 at the premises of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU (Rue du Commerce 44, Brussels). The main obje

New Education Forum 2018

For the ninth time the New Education Forum NEF gives the key stakeholders focused on education opportunity to: • Join the international cross-sectorial NEF network • Share their know-how and expertise on effective learning innovations • Present their ideas and anticipated projects and find potential

Post-Brexit – opportunities for cooperation between universities and regions

Brexit is soon upon us and there is uncertainty whether there will be a soft or hard Brexit. This uncertainty is not only weakening the universities in the UK but also potential partners in the rest of the EU.

Bridging the EU innovation divide

On 10 April, the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) andNeth-ER will organise the networking event ‘Bridging the EU Innovation Divide'.   16.00-16.30 Welcome coffee/tea 16.30-16.40   Opening by Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus University

The Road from War to Peace, More Democracy and European Integration. War Architecture, Sites and Memories as Part of European Heritage and History

100 years after the end of World War I, the conference will focus on the wars raging in Europe between 1914 and 1945, as well as other relevant events before and after that period that shaped and changed Europe in many ways.

University Alliances - Modernization. Exellence. Societal Impact.

University Alliances Modernization. Excellence.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Digitalising products - unlocking the potential

An emerged technology-push within Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has led to an evolving digital transformation within industry (Lasi et al., 2014).

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

NMP-REG and TRINNO projects have organised a significant conference on 'Industrial Modernisation and Interregional Cooperation' dedicated to Industry 4.0 on 19 March in Florence, at the Baglioni Hotel.

DG EAC publishes call for 'European Universities'

At the 2017 Gothenburg Summit, EU leaders outlined a vision for education and culture.

InterTalentum: Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme at UAM+CSIC: 2nd call open until 25/5/2018

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) has launched the second international call for proposals of InterTalentum, a Postdoctoral Talent Attraction Programme to the International Excellence Campus (CEI) UAM+CSIC in Madrid. Through this call, UAM offers nine positions of two years duration for exper

Apply for the Standing up for Science workshop

Sense about Science is holding a Standing up for Science EU workshop at KoWi, Brussels (Rue du Trône 98, 1050 Ixelles) on Friday 16 March 2018.

Second call for Region Västra Götaland’s researcher mobility program, MoRE2020

Region Västra Götaland announces a forthcoming call directed towards experienced researchers to submit research proposals for the Mobility for Regional Excellence 2020 programme (MoRE2020). The programme, MoRE2020 will offer experienced researchers (in possession of a doctoral degree or at least fou

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

Calls for pledges to address rising need for digital skills and jobs in coronavirus crisis

To meet the sudden demands for digital technologies needed because of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, supported by the European Commission, is calling for pledges.

  • By Simon De Wachter

VIVES University of Applied Sciences is looking for a Nordic partner for a REC-project on gender-based violence

The VIVES University of Applied Sciences is looking for a partner to join their consortium. They are preparing a proposal for the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC)-call to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women.

  • By Hilary Webb

Upcoming Working Group Meetings

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

  • By Markos Papadopoulos

PhD Fellowships - 2020 RISE Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) opportunity

The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies (RISE), as part of the RISE Doctoral Training Program announces eight PhD Fellowships under various Multidisciplinary Research Groups (MRGs). 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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.