Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Science & Education for Society Working Group.

Science & Education for Society

The Science & Education for Society Working Group addresses topics related to the concept of place-based universities and engagement with society and citizens while also working on the role of education in S3 as well as education and skills for research and innovation. The Working Group facilitates information sharing, knowledge development, and aims to strengthen existing and build new relationships with the EU institutions. Facilitating project development is also part of the Working Group's scope.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

SEFS WG: THe role of universities and regions in the SDG implementation process

SEFS WG: The role of universities and regions in the SDG implementation process

Hilary Webb

The Science and Education for Society Working Group is organising a meeting on the role of universities and regions in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation process. The urgency for

Science & Education for Society WG

Linking the ERA, EHEA, and EEA - Creating a coherent European space for research, innovation, and education

Anna Tranberg

In view of the upcoming publication of the Commission communications on the future of the European Research Area and achieving the European Education Area, together with the German presidency's

A new skills agenda for Europe

Postponed: Infosession on the Updated Skills Agenda

Anna Tranberg

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns in Brussels, we regret to inform you that the infosession on the Skills Agenda for Europe will be postponed. We will communicate the new date as soon as

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Defending academic freedom by supporting students at risk. Towards a European approach?

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) are organising the joint event 'Defending academic freedom by supporting students at risk. Towards a European approach?'

Technology for society: Are we getting it right?

EuroTech Universities Alliance organises a high-level event exploring the benefits and limitations of technology for society. It will offer an opportunity to engage in a discussion with citizens, policymakers and researchers.

European Universities Initiative Brokerage event

Following the latest developments of the European Commission regarding the European Universities Initiative (EUI), there will be new calls for new EUI alliances to be funded under Erasmus+ starting from next year. The Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network, UnILiON, invite ERRIN members to participate in a brokerage event on the morning of 4 November. 

New European Research Area – Towards a Responsible Knowledge-Driven Society of the 3rd Millennium

The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is organising a conference on the new European Research Area as one of its flagship events in the field of research and innovation. The event will be held in a hybrid format (both physically and virtually).

Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe

On 25-29 October, FEUGA, Galician Ministry of Education (Xunta de Galicia) and Galician University System (SUG) will organise an international online matchmaking event "Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe".

"Towards a large-scale skills partnership for the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) ecosystem” - Kick-off meeting

The Commission services (DG GROW, DG EAC, DG CNCT, in cooperation with DG EMPL) are organising an online kick-off meeting on the Pact for Skills for the Cultural and Creative Industries ecosystem. Stakeholders active in Cultural and Creative Industries, interested and committed in upskilling and reskilling of the workforce are invited to participate.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

CHARTER Alliance publishes its first result & presents a new model for the cultural heritage sector

ERRIN’s Erasmus+ funded project CHARTER has published its first public deliverable: ‘A new landscape for heritage professions – preliminary findings’. The report summarises the work and preliminary findings that WP2 has developed over the past six months.

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

Consultation on education & training for environmental sustainability

Individuals and organisations from international, European, national, regional and local levels are invited to give their feedback on the European Commission's proposal on education for environmental sustainability.

First EU4Health calls launch

The first calls under the EU's new Health programme, EU4Health, are now open. The calls concern cancer treatment and screening and other therapies, skills and networks.

Adoption of Pact for Research & Innovation

The European Commission has adopted its proposal for 'A Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe.' The pact supports the implementation of national European Research Area (ERA) policies. 

EUA report on Open Science at Europe's universities

The European Universities Alliance has published a report, 'From principles to practice: Open Science at Europe's universities to share the results of its 2020 - 2021 survey on Open Science.

Erasmus+ project development workshop

Organised in the frame of the Science and Education for Society Working Group, the Erasmus+ project development workshop (PDW) is an opportunity to interact with institutions, civil society organisations and providers in the field of higher education and training, to build consortia for the next Erasmus+ calls. The PDW is an opportunity for ERRIN members and their stakeholders interested in the Erasmus+ KA2 calls to find partners and develop a proposal in the field of higher education and training innovation.

Click on the link below to learn about the upcoming 2021 PDW as well as past editions. 

Erasmus+

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN annual survey: Provide input on ERRIN’s 2022 priorities and share feedback on activities!

To start planning Working Group activities for 2022, the Working Group leaders will take part in the annual strategy workshops at the end of November. To inform these workshops, ERRIN members are invited to take part in an annual survey – an opportunity to provide input on the network’s future priorities and reflect on past activities.

  • By Hilary Webb

CHARTER Alliance publishes its first result & presents a new model for the cultural heritage sector

ERRIN’s Erasmus+ funded project CHARTER has published its first public deliverable: ‘A new landscape for heritage professions – preliminary findings’. The report summarises the work and preliminary findings that WP2 has developed over the past six months.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN Erasmus+ project development workshop 2021: Call for project ideas

Applications for project ideas for the 2021 ERRIN Erasmus+ Project Development Workshop are now open! The PDW will take place on Tuesday 7 October 2021 and applications for project ideas can be submitted until 17 October 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for ERRIN members to engage their innovation ecosystems and stakeholders to put forward their project ideas and benefit from the potential partnerships that can be formed through this workshop.

  • By Hilary Webb

2021 ERRIN Erasmus+ PDW: call for task force members

In early December this year, the Science & Education for Society Working Group will organise a workshop to develop project proposals for the upcoming Erasmus+ calls. In order to ensure the event’s success, the ERRIN secretariat and the SEFS WG leaders will rely on a task force of volunteers to support the planning and practicalities of the PDW. ERRIN members interested in joining the task force can apply until 16 September. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation on education & training for environmental sustainability

Individuals and organisations from international, European, national, regional and local levels are invited to give their feedback on the European Commission's proposal on education for environmental sustainability.