Collaborative curriculum design as a way to foster community engagement

What role is there for community partners in higher education? How do participatory  processes contribute to teaching and learning in an increasingly complex, connected and globalized world? How can collaborative curriculum design enable student empowerment? On 14 December 2023, Lien Mostmans and Linde Moriau, partners from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in the freshly started Erasmus+ SPACE […]

Announcement: 10th Living Knowledge Conference – 26-28 June 2024

The 10th Living Knowledge Conference will be held at the University of Girona, Spain, from June 26th to 28th, 2024.   The Living Knowledge Conference aims to bring together all those involved in doing or supporting research with and for communities and especially those newer to the field. Over the years, a myriad of approaches […]

UNICOMM report explores students’ sense of community in European higher education

The UNICOMM project, driven by the belief that HEIs encompass more than just academic pursuits and research, aims to foster a community where all individuals attending and working within these institutions feel valued and motivated to engage in initiatives relevant to them. With a particular focus on students who have experienced a significant portion of […]

Featuring: National Civic Impact Accelerator (UK)

The National Civic Impact Accelerator (NCIA) is a three-year initiative in the UK aiming to collect evidence, share civic innovations, and equip universities with tools for meaningful civic strategies. Funded by Research England, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the program will foster collaboration among universities, local government, business groups, and community sectors to […]

Magna Charta Observatory Announces Essay Competition for Students to Enhance University Community Engagement

Lodz, Poland – The Magna Charta Observatory (MCO) has launched an exciting opportunity for students worldwide to contribute their ideas on how universities can improve community engagement. The organization has announced an essay competition open to students from any university, with no geographical restrictions, providing a platform for them to share their innovative insights. Students […]

New Eurydice report includes indicator on community engagement in higher education

A new Eurydice report published by the European Commission entitled Towards Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education in Europe, which includes for the first time a separate chapter on community engagement in higher education. The report, analyses the current level of alignment of European higher education systems with the ten Principles & Guidelines agreed by […]

TEFCE presented at the UNITE! European University conference

From 29th November – 1st December 2021, TEFCE coordinator Thomas Farnell (IDE) participated as a panelist at a four-day conference organised by the Unite! European University Alliance entitled, ‘Paving the way for European Higher Education in 2030’, hosted by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC). A video of the session is available here: […]