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Space european network for business studies and languages website space eu

Space European Network For Business Studies and LanguagesWebsite:

Digital platform eSPACE:

Main objectives

Main Objectives

  • To promote and develop a spirit and a commitment for quality in teaching and research in HE.

  • To develop links with the business community.

  • To increase the professional skills of students of HEIs in areas such as:

    • Business and Administration

    • Social and behavioral science

    • Humanities

    • Personal services

Specific objectives

Specific objectives

  • Formulating common standards and organizing common examinations

  • Awarding common European diplomas

  • Organizing work placement

  • Promoting student and staff mobility

  • Stimulating networking

  • Developing online courses and forums

  • Supporting joint submission of projects

  • Encouraging research along the lines of the Bologna agreement

Space structure

SPACE Structure

SPACE has three management bodies:

  • The Board

  • The Councilcountry representation & Board - 1 vote per country

  • The Annual General Meeting (AGM)representing all members - one vote per member institution

Space committees

SPACE Committees



Hospitality & Tourism Management




(Information & Communication

Technology Consultancy



(European Research Area)


Online Development

Eurobusiness eurolanguages hospitality and tourism management htm

EurobusinessEurolanguagesHospitality and Tourism Management (HTM)

  • Organisation of the specific diploma:

    • course contents

    • subjects

    • exams

    • examination board



  • supporting mobility projects between members (students and staff)

  • examples of best practice

  • information on new Socrates funded programmes

  • supporting internships (special internships for HTM students through our partner in the USA)

  • Investigating possibilities for double degrees

Ictc information and communication technology consultancy

ICTC (Information and Communication Technology Consultancy)

  • Management of the SPACE electronic platform eSPACE (based on Camillo)

  • Organisation of hand-on sessions

  • ICT coordination between the committees

Online development

Online Development

  • Development of new courses and projects

  • Training programmes for members on how to use the e-learning courses:

    • European Studies (Introduction, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Course)

    • Intercultural Communication Studies (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Course)

    • Introduction to Economics

    • International Strategic Management

    • Language course for hospitality (under development in the eTALIA project)

    • Entrepreneurship courses (under development in the EURent project)

Era european research area

ERA (European Research Area)

  • Developing a sense for applied research in line with the Bologna agreement

  • Developing research projects

  • Managing the review process for the SPACE Conference

  • Publishing the SPACE yearly applied research Journal



  • Integrating entrepreneurship into higher education and training programs·    Developing trainers’ competences in entrepreneurship education and training·    To support exchange of knowledge and best practice among members ·    To identify and present frontrunners among the members·    To encourage the members to write and present papers at SPACE conferences·    To establish links and cooperation with SPACE partners and support organizations

Marketing communication

Marketing Communication

  • Scope:All possible subjects, issues and points of view related to MC.

  • Goals:

    • Creation of a platform for teachers

    • To share and update their knowledge about MC

    • e.g. through courses, presentations, case-studies, new aspects/innovations, links …

Space exams


SPACE organises the following European exams:

  • Eurobusiness

  • Eurolanguages

  • Eurotourism

    How to use the EBD?

The ebd handbook

The EBD Handbook

Everything at your fingertips:

  • Schedule 2012

  • Form: List of Participants

  • Form: Final Report Form

  • Examiner’s Checklist

  • Advice for Students and Lecturers

  • Course and Diploma Document 2011-2012

Exam structure

Exam Structure

  • 1. ”Day at the Office”

  • 2. Business Dialogue

  • 3. Elective subjects

Day at the office

Day at the Office

  • Valuable competences:

  • Ability to work independently

  • Critical analysis

  • Ability to use many disciplines at the same time

  • International approach

The business dialogue

The Business Dialogue

  • Based on the written exam

  • Businesslike dialogue

  • Presentation skills

  • English skills

  • International skills

  • General business skills

Take electives optionals

Take Electives/optionals

  • Report - min 15 pages

  • Academic quality

  • Analytical approach

  • Realistic business problem solved

  • Supplement your ELD or ETD

  • Oral exam - one per elective

Core subjects

Core Subjects

  • Business English

  • International Marketing

  • Business Economics

  • International Economics

  • Organisation and Planning



  • Business Germanor French orSpanish

  • Strategic Management

  • EU Studies/ ICC Studies

  • Customer Relations Management

  • Hospitality & Service Management

  • International Business Law

  • Marketing Communication

  • Logistics & Transport

  • Human Research Management

  • and more

Online courses

Online Courses

  • If name and e-mail are registered students have access to Dokeos for:

    • European Studies

    • Intercultural Communication

  • The list of assignments is available both for students and teachers

  • The tasks may be performed individually (4 page synopsis) or in a group (3 students -12 page synopsis)

Exam procedure

Exam Procedure

  • Registration is important!

  • The candidates receive the case study 48 hours in advance. The case is drafted in English.

  • Students can search on the internet, look for information in dictionaries, read company reports, articles on the economy, etc.

Why take a european space diploma

Why take a European SPACE diploma?

  • Excellent proof of international competences and interdisciplinary skills

  • Backed by 80 European institutions active in internationalisation

  • Flexible learning process

  • Valuable on its own - or as extra diploma

  • International career opportunities

  • “Added value” when applying for a job.



  • The 3 SPACE European Diplomas are not the work of a single government - but internationally established and recognised by more than 90 SPACE institutions in 28 countries

Level evaluation committee lec

Level Evaluation Committee (LEC)

The LEC Board

  • Compares the exam levels very carefully

  • Ensures the uniform level of marking

  • Does not check the optional subjects

  • Can advise to lower or upgrade the marks if necessary

    The local examiner is responsible to the LEC

Two best students


  • The 2 best European students in the 3 areas get an award:

    • 200 euros for the best student

    • 100 euros for the second best student

  • As well as a special SPACE certificate

International meetings

International Meetings

SPACE organises 2 annual meetings:

  • The Annual Plenary Meeting and Conference (in Spring):official matters to be voted – submission of papers - peer-reviewed research forum

  • The Autumn Meeting:emphasis on committee working for assessment and development of new ideas


Next venues

Next Venues

  • 23rd SPACE Autumn Meetinghosted by HU Business School Utrecht in the Netherlands 3 - 6 October 2012

  • 24th AGM & Conference in Karlsruhe 2013 , Germany hosted by Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe 24 - 27 April 2013

24th space conference 2013

24th SPACE Conference 2013

Theme: "EU Citizens - Educational Challenges and Opportunities"


  • Citizens' Access to entrepreneurial and innovative Education and Research

  • Mobility of Citizens, Students, Professors, Administrators and Researchers (recognition of professional qualifications, Quality Assurance, best practices)

  • Intercultural Challenges and Cultural Benefits to European Society

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