The National Union of Students in Hungary (HÖOK) and the Students’ Union of Semmelweis University organised a series of medical examinations in 6 Hungarian communities from Перехрестя (Tiszakeresztúr), пийтерфолво (Péterfalva), Запсонь (Zápszony), Бадалово (Badaló) and Велика Добронь (Nagydobrony) in Ukraine. More...
HÖOK: Medical students helping Hungarian minorities
EQUIP: Discussing challenges and sharing good practice strategies
On 30-31 March 2017 (lunch to lunch), a focus group will be organised in the framework of the EQUIP (Enhancing Quality through Innovative Policy & Practice) project, in Le Havre (France). The event, organised by the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE), will focus on assessing the data collected on issues concerning the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG 2015) and will explore ways in which these challenges could be diminished or solved. More...
ANOSR: Double grants and free transportation for Romanian students
Following the request from the National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania (ANOSR), the Romanian Government adopted an emergency ordinance according to which the student scholarships fund is increased by 142,16%. Also, according to the same ordinance, students will benefit from free transportation by all types of trains. More...
VSS-UNES-USU: Swiss students fight to improve university access for refugees
In Switzerland very high structural and administrative barriers prevent refugees from attending universities. In order to improve the access of refugees, the Swiss Student Union has started a project which takes a two-pronged approach. On the one hand, VSS-UNES-USU supports local student unions to build up their own mentoring programmes by providing trainings and information. More...
NUS-UK: Battle to preserve student mobility
The UK government have outlined the priorities and principles that will guide the UK negotiating position once Article 50 is “triggered”. These are:
- Provide certainty about the process of leaving the EU
- Control of our own laws
- Strengthen the Union between the four nations of the United Kingdom
- Maintain the Common Travel Area with Ireland
- Brexit must mean control of the number of people who come to Britain from Europe
- Rights for EU nationals in Britain and British nationals in the EU
- Protect workers’ rights
- Free trade with European markets through a free trade agreement
- New trade agreements with other countries
- The best place for science and innovation
- Co-operation in the fight against crime and terrorism
- A smooth, orderly Brexit
These are underpinned by four principles: certainty and clarity; a stronger Britain; a fairer Britain; and, a global Britain. More...
EQAR: Call for President
The European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of President for the 1st of July 2017 – 30th of June 2020 term. The closing date for candidacies is 7 March 2017, 24:00 CET.
EQAR is the independent non-profit organisation managing the register of quality assurance agencies operating in compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). More...
EU Studies Fair returns in 2017
The EU Studies Fair will be back next year, on February 10-11, 2017 in Brussels. Discover a wide selection of post-graduate programs in EU studies, international relations, business, economics, public policy and law from top-level universities from around the globe. More...
Numeracy counts: UIL and University of Hamburg to examine adults’ everyday use of numeracy skills
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), through its action research project to measure learning outcomes for literacy programme participants (RAMAAA - Recherche Action: Mesure des apprentissages des bénéficiaires des programmes d’alphabétisation), will use the data collected in the second phase of the project, to evaluate everyday numeracy competencies and practices of adults in day-to-day life. More...
Literacy and adult learning and education through the lens of lifelong learning
An interview with UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) Programme Coordinator, Werner Mauch, in which he addresses the critical importance of literacy, is available to read in English.
In the interview, with Austrian newspaper, Der Standard, Mr Mauch talked about literacy and adult learning and education through the lens of lifelong learning. More...
Sixteen cities to receive the UNESCO Learning City Award 2017
16 cities from around the globe will receive the UNESCO Learning City Award this year. The award will be conferred on the cities during the third International Conference on Learning Cities in Cork, Ireland, which will take place from 18 to 20 September 2017. The cities were selected by an international jury for the outstanding progress made in promoting education and lifelong learning in their local communities.
The 2017 awardees are: Bristol (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Câmara de Lobos (Portugal), Contagem (Brazil), Gelsenkirchen (Germany), Giza (Egypt), Hangzhou (China), Larissa (Greece), Limerick (Ireland), Mayo-Baléo (Cameroon), N’Zérékoré (Guinea), Okayama (Japan), Pécs (Hungary), Surabaya (Indonesia), Suwon (Republic of Korea), Tunis (Tunisia), Villa María (Argentina). More...