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. 

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Next Working Group Meetings

Next 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

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

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.

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.

Coimbra Group Open Session Webinar on the "European Universities Alliances"

The Coimbra Group is pleased to invite you to this open session webinar on the European Universities Alliances. 

2020 EUA Annual Conference webinar series launch

The European University Association will present a series of webinars instead of hosting its 2020 annual conference in-person. The first of the webinars will take place on 17th April, and will cover the topic: 'strength in numbers - can university alliances change the game?'

Postponed: Infosession on the Updated Skills Agenda

With the first draft of the updated Skills Agenda for Europe set to be published on 18 March, this event will provide information directly from the European Commission on what this new agenda includes and its relevance for regional and local authorities.

How to enrich online teaching activities in higher education through Virtual Exchanges

As education institutions and students adapt their working arrangements due to the coronavirus outbreak, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange will present digital resources in an online meeting next week. 

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

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.

The European Commission announced 24 new European Universities

The European Commission has announced 24 new European Universities. These were selected from the second pilot call under the Erasmus+ programme and are added to the first 17 alliances that were selected in 2019.

Pact for Skills announced in EU Skills Agenda proposal

The European Commission has today announced the EU Skills Agenda. The package calls for a skills revolution to allow Europeans to adapt to the rapidly changing labour market by upskilling.

Consultation on Digital Education Action Plan

The European Commission has launched an EU-wide public consultation to collect views on the future of digital education during the COVID-19 recovery period and after.

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

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

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

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.

  • By Simon De Wachter

KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts is looking for partners for H2020-call on online radicalisation

The KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Antwerp, Belgium) are part of a consortium of partners in law enforcement and civil society (academia and NGOs) from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

  • By Anna Tranberg

The European Commission announced 24 new European Universities

The European Commission has announced 24 new European Universities. These were selected from the second pilot call under the Erasmus+ programme and are added to the first 17 alliances that were selected in 2019.

  • By Hilary Webb

Pact for Skills announced in EU Skills Agenda proposal

The European Commission has today announced the EU Skills Agenda. The package calls for a skills revolution to allow Europeans to adapt to the rapidly changing labour market by upskilling.

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation on Digital Education Action Plan

The European Commission has launched an EU-wide public consultation to collect views on the future of digital education during the COVID-19 recovery period and after.