information on our applied research seminar, the equip project, the esg as a tool for change, statutes' changes, erasmus+, mobility grants
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The seminar on 'Applied research benefits to the regional development' will discuss, amongst others, the EU's Innovation Union and the European Research Area; applied research, development and innovation in European professional higher education; regional SME expectations for research, development and innovation cooperation; best practices in involving students in the cooperation with the world of work; and the viewpoint of students working in applied research.


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Starting 1 November, EURASHE and partners will support higher education in implementing the ESG through the EQUIP project. The project was set up to promote and provide training on the ESG 2015, study how to further use the ESG as a tool to ensure quality, as well as develop policy recommendations for practitioners and policy-makers. EURASHE, ENQA, EUA, ESU, EI, EQAR, the University of Oslo and the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP) are the partners of the project.

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The European Commission has launched a contest addressing apprentices: a photo and video competition across Europe. Apprentices can take a picture or make a short video of themselves in their workplace and post it on social media with 'I'm taking part in the #lovemyapprenticeship contest'. You are encouraged to spread the word. The contest runs from 26 October to 23 November, midnight.
 
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The European Commission has published its 2016 Erasmus+ Call for Proposal as well as udpated its Programme Guide. Changes from 2015 include, amongst others, new opportunities for VET mobility, as well as more targeted strategic partnerships. Throughout the Guide, a special focus is put on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalisation.

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At the Extraordinary General Assembly on 17 October 2015, members of EURASHE unanimously approved the proposed revision of the statutes of the association. The statutes have been revised with a view to improve clarity, increase transparency of responsibilities and decision-making processes, simplify the membership structure and enhance the members' involvement in the association.

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The Council of Europe has developed a new theoretical model of the competences (i.e., the values, attitudes, skills, knowledge and understanding) that are required for democratic culture. Descriptors that can be used to assess the extent to which a learner has acquired these competences are now being developed. The Council of Europe has launched a survey for education professionals at all levels on the descriptors for these competences. The survey is open until the end of November.

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The material of our most recent seminar on professional higher education is now available on our website. It includes the poster presentations on funding models as well as input on student development and the social dimension of higher education, on regional cooperation and higher education-entreprise engagement.

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The HUMERIA project has announced the opening of its third call for mobility scholarships applications. The call runs from 16 October to 7 December 2015. Altogether 15 scholarships for doctoral students, and 7 scholarships for post-doctoral researchers are available. The application process is open on the HUMERIA website.

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