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EURASHE 2023 - 32nd annual conference of the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education - Skills for Europe

Date :  du 08-06-2023 au 09-06-2023

Lieu :  Université politechnique, Bucarest

Modalité :  présentiel

Organisation :  European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)

University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) will host the upcoming EURASHE Annual Conference. UPB is an international school of engineering and the oldest Romanian Technical University. Since it was founded in 1818, its mission has been thought over as a blend of education, research and innovation, addressing problems that come from the real world: renewable energies, sustainability, space and security and innovative engineering and many more.

Programme : 

In her 2022 State of the Union address, the President of the European Commission announced that 2023 would be the European Year of Skills. Closely linked to the world of work, Professional Higher Education can help meet the skills gaps Europe is facing and develop the broader competences required for the green and digital transitions. However, reinforced cooperation with business will be needed, as well as with other education and training institutions, governments, and civil society, which should develop regional skills ecosystems. Industrial transition demands the reskilling and upskilling of workers at all ages and therefore adult learning will become more relevant for higher education. Furthermore, Europe needs more trained researchers in all regions to apply knowledge in SMEs. Amid this background of rapid economic and technological change, the 32nd EURASHE Annual Conference is an opportunity for inspiration and co-creation of human capabilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Call for contributions

We invite universities of applied sciences leaders, the entire community of professional higher education, European businesses, public institutions and European students’ representatives to attend the Annual Conference to share their experiences and learn about trends, models and inspiring practices. The Conference will focus on five main topics:

  • Addressing labour market needs: Europe faces skills gaps in many different professions, varying between countries and regions. This is one of the main reasons for the 2023 European Year of Skills, and education is being prioritised in many Recovery and Resilience Programmes. Higher Education Institutions need to be more innovative and flexible to respond to these needs, including short cycle courses, in-firm training and lifelong learning. Contributions are welcomed in cooperation with businesses and governments to identify skills needs and strategies for upskilling and reskilling.
  • Future skills and competences: We know that many future jobs don’t currently exist, but we know that a range of horizontal skills or ‘competences’ will be vital to enable students to adopt new methods and technologies in the workplace and their lives more broadly. Contributions are welcome that show how higher education can provide the human capabilities of tomorrow and how these are needed to address grand challenges such as climate change and ageing.
  • Regional dimension: The ‘world is not flat’, and industry 4.0 is emerging in different ways depending on the economic structure of cities and regions. Skills intelligence is vital to ensure regions remain competitive and resilient, and cooperation between education, business and government is needed to develop and retain talent. Examples of such cooperation and skills intelligence are particularly welcome under this thread.
  • Digitalisation: This thread covers everything related to the digital transition, from edtech solutions to digital skills. Contributions are particularly welcome that show how higher education institutions are helping to implement the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan.
  • Research and innovation competences: Analytical skills and capabilities to use new technologies in the workplace are becoming increasingly important across sectors, not only for research professionals. This track seeks contributions on how applied research and innovation are being developed within institutions and graduates.

The Conference Programme committee will select the contributions with more impact in their communities, and the winner will be awarded the PHE Star title in each of the five themes.

L'appel à contributions est clos. Le programme détaillé provisoire est en ligne.


mot(s) clé(s) :  enseignement supérieur, relation formation - emploi