Pictured: Jim Clarke and the other Webinar Panellists
Due to his previous work in international collaboration with Brazil, TSSG group’s Jim Clarke was an invited speaker in a webinar called Internationalisation of Research and Innovation: where European and global experiences meet on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 at 2:00 PM (CEST).
The webinar was organised by the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) to stress the importance in the run up to Horizon Europe of the need for research and innovation to take a more international approach to deal with the cyclic occurrence of new global challenges, most recently the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rising interest of emerging economies in strengthening their expenditure in R&I, which is challenging the role of the Union as a major global player in the field. Strengthening the cooperation with their international partners is therefore crucial for European countries to tackle those challenges together and have access to new knowledge.
Against this background, the webinar will outline the existing opportunities and schemes for networking and access to EU funds, in particular under the forthcoming Horizon Europe, for international cooperation between Professional Higher Education (PHE) institutions like WIT and potential strategic partners from Latin American countries.
Mr. Clarke was invited to participate due to his previous role in the highly successful H2020 EUBrasilCloudFORUM project with Brazilian partners, which offered a forum for community- and goal- driven dialogues, organizational support and channels for promoting new services and common solutions between the EU and Brazil and to ensure a structured dialogue on EU-Brazil policy and research and innovation for the future calls of H2020 and into Horizon Europe.
More information on the webinar can be found here.
About the webinar organisers: EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences and university colleges; other members of EURASHE are national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions, and other individual institutions, such as universities. EURASHE members operate within and across different national systems whether these are unitary or binary, professional and/or academic. EURASHE was founded in Patras (Greece) in 1990. It has the status of an international non-profit association according to Belgian law (aisbl) and its Secretariat is located in Brussels (Belgium).
EURASHE’s mission is to strengthen the impact of innovative, high quality professional higher education and related user-oriented research in Europe by representing professional higher education institutions and facilitating their multi-stakeholder cooperation and dialogue. In addition to offering professionally orientated programmes, EURASHE members are specifically engaged in applied and profession-related research, and its technological applications. EURASHE focuses primarily on policy development and on higher education projects and research with emphasis on its professionally-orientated segments. Furthermore, it organises annual conferences, thematic seminars and tailor-made events for its members.