Expert panels on community engagement with key European stakeholders


Two expert panel discussions were held on 27 and 28 October 2021 under the joint title The future of community engagement in European higher education to mark the end of the TEFCE project, and to pave the way for the next steps of the follow-up project Steering Higher Education for Community Engagement (SHEFCE) (

The first panel provided perspectives of stakeholders in Europe that have been developing new networks, initiatives and frameworks to further advance this agenda; while the second panel will provide perspectives of policymakers and European-level university associations. The speakers will be the following:

Panel 1: Networks and frameworks (Wednesday 27 October)

  • Sjur Bergan, Council of Europe
  • Kate Morris, Campus Engage, Irish Universities Association
  • Thomas Farnell (moderator): Institute for the Development of Education

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Panel 2: Policy (Thursday 28 October, 3-3:40 pm CET)

  • Pauline Ravinet, European Commission (DG EAC)
  • Michael Gaebel, European University Association
  • John Edwards, European Association of Institutions in Higher Education
  • Ninoslav Šćukanec Schmidt (moderator): Institute for the Development of Education

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