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Some thoughts on international strategic partnerships. What has been achieved ?. Many student and teacher exchanges Dynamic community of IRCs in AEC Intensive Programmes First joint programmes

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what has been achieved
What has been achieved?
  • Many student and teacher exchanges
  • Dynamic community of IRCs in AEC
  • Intensive Programmes
  • First joint programmes
  • Various tools (Qualification Framework, handbooks, code of good practice, etc) developed by AEC, ‘Polifonia’ and other projects
but then
But then:
  • Is current mobility effective?
  • Have opportunities for joint curriculum development been sufficiently explored?
  • How about Continuing Professional Development?
  • Strategic use of international relations (see EUA report “Internationalisation in European Higher Education: European policies, institutional strategies and EUA support”)
context and literature
Context and literature
  • Application to ECHE for ERASMUS +
  • EU Communication “European Higher Education in the World”(July 2013)
  • EU Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals
  • LERU Advice Paper “International Curricula and Student Mobility”: exchange mobility -> embedded mobility

CONNECTING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TO INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES, BUT HOW?

how to do it
HOW to do it?
  • International mobility
  • Inclusive <-> exclusive partnerships
  • Curricular innovation: international advice, IPs and joint programmes
  • Continuing Professional Development of teaching staff with an international dimension
  • International comparisons
    • International external examiners
    • AEC reviews
    • RNCM benchmarking exercise

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS ARE NEEDED!

some possible themes i
Some possible themes (I)
  • Continuing professional development of management, teachers and non-academic staff (ICON-style?)
  • International standards: international exchange of external assessors
  • Sharing weak/strong points (exchanges, joint modules, joint appointments)
  • Focused mobility
some possible themes ii
Some possible themes (II)
  • Curricular innovation in (e.g.)
    • Master research
    • ‘Performance science’
    • Music theory (incl. eLearning)
    • 1-to-1 teaching, pedagogical skills artist faculty
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Internal quality assurance
    • Specific subjects (early music, collaborative piano, etc)
and the good news is
And the goodnews is…

Theremayactuallybe money forit!

today
Today…
  • Exploreideasonways to improveourselvesbycooperatingwithothers
  • Basedoninstitutionalpriorities, challenges & dreams
  • Discussfuture status of thisgroup, possiblyby the formulating a ‘charter’?
  • Explore concrete possibilities of cooperationsupportedby ERASMUS+
a pentacon charter
A PENTACON+ charter?
  • Institutions subscribe to shared values, e.g.:
    • Commitment to artistic excellence
    • Commitment to intensified international cooperation to exchange and develop expertise
    • Commitment to continuous improvement through curricular innovation
    • Permanent search for new approaches and methods for teaching, assessment and research
    • Joint permanent reflection on position within society
    • Entrepreneurship, links profession????
    • Focus on student-centred learning???
a streamlined architecture 3 key actions in a single programme

Erasmus+

2.

Cooperation

projects

3.

Policy

Support

1.

Learning

Mobility

+ Sport, Jean Monnet

A streamlined architecture : 3 key actions in a single programme

International

higher education

programmes:

Erasmus Mundus,

Tempus,

Alfa, Edulink, Bilateral

Programmes

Grundtvig

Erasmus

Leonardo

Comenius

Lifelong

Learning

Programme:

Youth in Action

Programme

Education and Culture

erasmus

About 14,5 billion euros for the next 7 years:

+40% budget increase in EU funding for education and training:

4 million people to study, train or teachabroad

Erasmus+

Education and Culture

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Strategic Partnerships

  • Sectoral / cross-sectoral, structured cooperation, applying innovative solutions, leading to institutional modernisation and to high quality in teaching, training and youth work
  • Ranging from small to large scale projects
  • Fully decentralised management

DG EAC

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Policy objectives for Higher Education I.

  • Foster intense and long-term cooperation among HEIs and with key stakeholders (e.g.: enterprises; local/regional authorities; social partners; youth organisations and other relevant actors)
  • Promote cross-sector cooperation between the different educational sectors

Education and Culture

slide18

Policy objectives for Higher Education II.

Support HEIs to achieving the objectives set under the HE Modernisation Agenda:

  • 1 - Increasing attainment levels
  • 2 - Improving the quality and relevance of higher education
  • 3 - Strengthening quality through mobility and cross-border cooperation
  • 4 - Linking higher education, research and business for excellence and regional development
  • 5 - Improving governance and funding

DG EAC

slide19

Possible work areas

  • Development & delivery of joint study programmes and curricula, IPs, joint modules and new teaching materials (incl. ICT)
  • Project-based international collaboration between HEIs & enterprises
  • Cooperation and exchange of practice either between HEIs or HEIs & other sectors
  • Promote entrepreneurship

Education and Culture

slide20

Mobility Activities

  • Only if added value for
  • achieving project objectives, e.g.:
  • Intensive Programmes
    • Blended mobility of students combining short term physical mobility (< 2 months) with virtual mobility
    • Long term teaching assignments (2 - 12 months)
    • Short term staff training events (5 - 60 days)

Education and Culture

slide21

Partnership and Duration

Benefit from the different experience, profiles and expertise of a diverse range of organisations

Partnerships can last 2 to 3 years, (depending on the objective and the type of activities foreseen) starting Sep 2014

Education and Culture

slide22

PARTICIPATION

  • Min. 3 organisations from 3 different programme countries
  • In addition, 3rd country organisations may participate, provided they bring a genuine value added to the project
  • AEC for dissemination?

Education and Culture

slide23

FINANCING

  • Max. funding: 2 years 300.000€, 3 years 450.000€ (no co-financing needed!)
  • Unit costs per activity (management, meetings, multiplier activities, mobility)
  • Clearly formulated assessmentcriteria
  • Application through ERASMUS National Agencies

Education and Culture

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Counting down

… in other words

  • Deadline for applications: 30 April 2014
  • General Call and Programme Guide: December 2013
  • Inter-institutional agreement forms: July 2013
  • Deadline for ECHE applications: May 2013

Education and Culture

current possible initiatives i
Currentpossibleinitiatives (I)

New Audiences and InnovativePractice – NAIP (Reykjavik)

EuropeanChamber Music Academy (Viennaor Oslo)

Improvisation (Tallinn)

Contemporary Music Performance & Early Music (The Hague)

Performance science (?)

current possible initiatives ii
Currentpossibleinitiatives (II)

Entrepreneurship (Arhus)

Pentacon+ (who?)

Research/3rd cycle?