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ATHENA Final Event

Fostering University Autonomy in the Eastern Neighbourhood


The discussions will be dedicated to the higher education reforms in the EU Eastern Neighbourhood countries, with a focus on Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Hosted at Fondation Universitaire, Brussels, Belgium

15 September 2015

  • The European University Association organises the ATHENA final event in Brussels on 15 September 2015. The discussions will be dedicated to the higher education reforms in the EU Eastern Neighbourhood countries, with a focus on Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine. The event follows the successful round table on higher education in the European Neighbourhood Policy held by EUA in June. It is an opportunity to take stock of the progress achieved during the project and to reflect on how to further strengthen universities in the region. 

    Universities contribute to strengthening democratic values, stability and prosperity, which the European Union and its Neighbours need more than ever to address common challenges. Universities are important pools of expertise and key players in developing a country’s human resources. As strategic actors involved in human capital development and R&D investment, universities in the EU Eastern Neigbourhood contribute to meeting the objectives set out in the Eastern Partnership Action Plans and are key partners in bringing their countries closer to the European Union.

    Through the ATHENA project, EUA and its partners have supported the higher education sector and national governments of Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine in their efforts to adapt university governance to tomorrow’s challenges. The work accomplished through joint ownership has driven and accompanied important regulatory changes for universities over the period, ultimately aiming at fostering their integration in the European Higher Education and Research Areas. 

    Reflecting the inclusive nature of the ATHENA project, the event will gather university leaders and managers, senior ministry representatives of the three countries, as well as high-level guests from the EU institutions. The focus of the debate will be on how public authorities and the sector can best work together to improve regulatory and funding frameworks and thus foster the sustainability of the university system.

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    ATHENA is co-funded by the European Commission under the Tempus programme (2012).

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    Please note that photos taken during the event may be used for publications and websites. Should you be opposed to your picture being used as described, please contact the organisers.

     



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