The University of Catania in Italy is set to host the next EUNICE General Assembly as part of Alliance preparations for the project's second phase.
EUNICE, the European University Alliance, boasts an impressive profile: ten universities from ten European countries, comprising 60 faculties and schools, 150,000 students, 15,000 lecturers and staff members and over 280 thousand scientific publications. Established in 2020 and co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ program, EUNICE is now moving into its next, second phase after the three-year “pilot” project.
EUNICE Research (Reunice project) was born in October 2021, funded by the EU’s H2020 Research and Innovation Programme, to align research and innovation agendas within the alliance.
EUNICE celebrates its three-year anniversary by hosting its concluding General Assembly in Catania, Italy, following previous editions held in Valenciennes, France, Santander, Spain, and Vaasa, Finland, as well as various online assemblies. Apart from celebrating closing of the initial phase of the project, this event marks the official commencement of a new phase, which has received refinancing until 2027, with an allocation of over 14 million euros.
The General Assembly in Catania will provide an opportunity to plan future objectives and strategies for the whole Alliance. The focus will be on aligning academic and administrative processes among partner universities and fostering pedagogical excellence as well as innovation within the consortium.
EUNICE's primary mission is to evolve into a unique university capable of offering tailor-made and personalized educational pathways to students. It aims to foster interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches while promoting the concept of 'European citizenship.'
The conclusion of project’s initial phase will be connected with a dissemination event, titled "Activating a European University,". This event will be open to public and live streamed and is scheduled for September 18th at the University of Catania, Italy.
In the morning of September 18th, from 10:00 am, the presentation of history and current state of EUNICE and the dissemination on EUNICE activities will be open to the public and all interested parties. Two sessions will be streamed live:
10 – 11 am: Session 1 - Presentation of History/Current state of EUNICE
11.30 am – 1 pm: Session 2 - Dissemination on EUNICE WPs “Activating a European University”
The first session, "Presentation of History/Current State of EUNICE," will feature rectors from partner universities as speakers, including Prof. Teofil Jesionowski (Poznan University of Technology), Michael Hübner (BTU Vice President of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg), Ángel Pazos Carro (University of Cantabria), Philippe Dubois (University of Mons), Francesco Priolo (University of Catania), Abdelhakim Artiba (Universite Polytechnique Hauts-de-France), Minna Martikainen (University of Vaasa), Jerker Moodyson (Vice Chancellor of Karlstad University), José Costa (Polytechnic Institute of Viseu President), Athanassios Katsis (University of the Peloponnese).
Project Officer Dr Iwona Jablonska will be the guest of the event on behalf of the European Commission.
Following the opening session, EUNICE project leaders will report on achievements in the session "Dissemination on EUNICE WPs: Activating a European University." This will include topics such as Sharing and Co-creating Courses: Road to Excellence, European Values and Global Competencies, and The University, Society, and Business Connection.
We invite you to register for the broadcasts of the opening sessions at the link below.
After registering (short procedure), you will receive a link where live streaming will take place.