Prague, 16 November 2020. The Annual Meeting of the 4EU+ Alliance was be held as an online event, organized by Charles University. It consists of three main parts:
In the morning, various stakeholders from the 4EU+ Community explore selected topics of central relevance for the Alliance during the micro think-tank sessions. In parallel, the 4EU+ Governing Board holds its regular meeting with the 4EU+ Management Committee and Vice-Rectors/Vice-Presidents of member universities.
Charles University Rector Tomáš Zima officially takes over the position of the Chair of the 4EU+ Governing Board from the President of Sorbonne University Jean Chambaz at the General Assembly.
4EU+ Academic Council will be officially inaugurated as a Governance Body of the Alliance.
The Open Session of the Annual Meeting, organised with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, starts at 16:00. All the partners and friends of the 4EU+ European University Alliance are invited to join. Main outcomes of the micro think-tanks sessions are being shared, successful Flagship projects are being presented and a round-table discussion on the topic „4EU+ as a prototype for synergy between research and education“ is being held.
The detailed programme of the Open Session:
Welcome by the Rectors, Ambassadors, European Commissioner, Members of the Czech Government
Welcome by CU Rector Tomáš Zima
Welcome by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tomáš Petříček
Greetings by the Deputy Minister of Education Václav Velčovský
Greetings by the ambassadors
President of Sorbonne University Jean Chambaz: achievements of 4EU+ in 2020
Rector of Charles University Tomáš Zima: Priorities of 4EU+ under the GB Chair of CU Rector Tomáš Zima
Greetings by the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
Reports from the micro think-tanks sessions by student co-chairs
Topic 1: Just Wishful Thinking? The claim of synergy between research and teaching in 4EU+ Janathan Juarez Altuzar (HU)
Topic 2: 4EU+ and Europe: Can 4EU+ make us better Europeans? Can 4EU+ strengthen Europe? And should it? If yes, how? Eliška Černovská (CU)
Topic 3: Mobility, connectivity, exchange: Which mix of modes cooperating within 4EU+ works best? What can be gained by certain modes? And what is lost? Bret Doerksen (UM)
Key topic: 4EU+ as a prototype for synergy between research and education
Presentation of one successful project per Flagship
Flagship 1: Urban Health Case Challenge
Flagship 2: Cooperative Network Philotrans
Flagship 3: Joint master degree in Mathematics and Applications
Flagship 4: Extension of competences and knowledge-based education of natural hazards and environmental change
Round-table discussion with representatives of the European Commission, Rectors and students, moderated by Tomáš Zima, Rector of Charles University
- Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of the Unit Higher Education, DG EAC
- Apostolia Karamali, Head of Unit Academic R&I and Research Organisations, DG RTD
- Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Heidelberg University
- Henrik C. Wegener, Rector of the University of Copenhagen
- Student representatives: Mike Gudbergsen (UCPH), Julia Kostro (UW), Bérangère Poncet (SU)