Neth-ER, VH, UNL and Nuffic cordially invite you to join the forthcoming event “The Present and the Future of European University Alliances” on Friday the 9th of June from 11.00 – 15.00 in Brussels. 

Invitation for event “The Present and the Future of European University Alliances”

The Present and the Future

The creation of European University alliances is a new program component within this Erasmus+ program cycle, designed to strengthen the European dimension of higher education and transnational cooperation. Currently there are 44 alliances all with their own strengths, approaches, challenges and successes.


In this event we want to bring these strengths, approaches, challenges and successes together. During the morning session of the event we will focus on the present. What successes can we share and where can we strengthen each other? After this, a lunch will be served and there is time to network. During the afternoon session we will focus on the future. What common vision for the future do we want to underline and what is needed?



This event is jointly organised by Neth-ER, The Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH), Universities of The Netherlands office (UNL) and the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education (Nuffic). The event is aimed at Dutch and European knowledge institutions active or interested in the European University alliances.



10.45: Walk-in
11.00: A word of welcome by the moderator of the day Petra de Greeve
11.10: The Present

  • Rinske van den Berg (RTD REA ERA C4) – Commission sharing best practices R&I in Alliances
  • Henny Oude Maatman (Saxion / E³UDRES²) – Sharing best practices process joining an Alliance
  • Magdalena Kohl (UM / YUFE) - Sharing best practices on the YUFE Student Journey
  • Daria Ratsiborinskaya (EUR / UNIC) - Sharing best practices on accreditation
  • Q&A

12.30: Lunch will be served

13.30: The Future

  • Vanessa Debiais-Sainton (DG EAC EAC B1) – Commission perspective
  • Peter de Boer (NHL Stenden / RUN-EU) - Education perspective
  • Fred de Vries (UTwente / ECIU) - University and student perspective
  • Olga Wessels (FOR-EU) - R&I dimension and monitoring perspective
  • Q&A

Date: Friday the 9th of June from 11.00 – 15.00
Location: On-site, at the Neth-ER office (Aarlenstraat 22 Brussels)
Language: English 
Registration link: European University Alliances (WAITING LIST)