Mon 7 Dec 20
The Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) alliance, which Essex belongs to, is holding a two-day town hall event for alliance members, with three sessions open to the public, focusing on the alliance’s current programmes and activities.
The theme of the event, aimed at bringing together the YUFE community, is European Higher Education and its links to wider society.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the town hall event will take place online, allowing it to be as inclusive, accessible and sustainable as possible, encouraging wide engagement across the whole of Europe.
YUFE is one of the first seventeen alliances selected by the European Commission in 2019 to develop a unique model of a European University. The fourteen YUFE partners, including ten universities, aim to contribute to a more competitive, innovative and united Europe through structural cooperation in education, research, innovation and engagement with local communities.
One of the main goals of the alliance, in terms of cooperation between staff, students, citizens, businesses, government and policy makers, is to address local and European challenges to achieve solutions that have global relevance. The alliance also works together to develop and promote joint educational programmes, services that can add value to local communities, and to enhance the mobility of all its students and staff.
Together, the YUFE partners are aiming to create an inclusive higher education landscape without borders that is in line with current developments in society and the labour market.
All staff and students of YUFE alliance universities are invited to join in the townhall event, and some sessions will be open to the public: