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Thursday 23 October

Session 1 : The Policy Challenges of the EU Strategy 2020

In this session we will examine the policy implications of the reforms which are smart, sustainable and inclusive with particular reference to the context of life science universities: regional and cohesion policies, agricultural and environmental policies, and policies with respect to preservation and management of natural resources.

We will discuss Strategy with regard to the consequent strategic actions which universities/faculties should take in response to the EU strategy within the context of the goals of European agricultural and life science universities/faculties.

Session 2: Horizon 2020 and ERASMUS +

Responding to ERASMUS +

In this second session we will discuss the changes in student mobility programmes (ERASMUS +) and how these may affect our strategies and operational ways with regard of exchange of students, staff and study programmes. We will also examine the other key initiatives under the ERASMUS +. We may already be able to receive feedback from the Commission on the first results of the calls.

Responding to Horizon 2020

In this session we will focus on Horizon2020 and the implications for research in our universities; Also here we will discuss the orientations taken and the results of the first calls and how we may strengthen the positions of agricultural and life science universities/faculties.

Friday 24 October

Session 3: Developing Collaborative Ventures to 2020

In the final Session we will discuss how:

  • live science universities can be more successful in taking up their role of knowledge provider in the EU strategy,
  • successful partnerships can be shaped,
  • members can take part in the various actions, and
  • we can reinforce each others initiatives through collaboration.

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