Considering the current coronavirus pandemic, EUA goes ahead with the preparations of its upcoming Funding Forum (24-25 September 2020, Belgrade) with some adaptations:
- The call for contributions has been extended to 30 April 2020, to allow university colleagues around Europe to not miss on the opportunity.
- The submission of contributions has been simplified, in full awareness that colleagues have large-scale transformation processes to manage now. Simply send us your idea & topic for the contribution (what you would like to share with European colleagues); the full outline of the contribution is no longer mandatory.
- The call now includes as a possible topic “experience with the coronavirus pandemic crisis management”.
We are adapting the Funding Forum programme to make room for necessary exchanges among university colleagues on the management of the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences on higher education, as an unprecedented organisational and financial challenge. Several sessions will be dedicated to discussing the different aspects of the crisis for universities, take stock of the situation of the sector, exchange on experiences, impact and future implications – with the view to inform policymakers accordingly.
Do not hesitate to register your interest to contribute – should we not be able to offer the Forum in its usual format, we will make sure to gather the community to discuss the most pressing financial issues for universities across Europe.
The event will be hosted by the University of Belgrade, Serbia on 24-25 September 2020.
The 2020 Funding Forum is a unique, inclusive platform open to all higher education funding stakeholders – universities and students, public authorities, public and private funders and partners. It also seeks to expose these stakeholders to the latest academic and policy research on higher education and research funding.
The call for contributions invites university leaders and managers, sector representatives, public authorities, funders and researchers to submit proposals related to the topic of the event. Contributors can submit proposals for any of the three following session formats: Expert Rooms, Roundtables or Researchers’ session.
Participants presenting their contribution in the Forum will benefit from one reduced registration fee per presentation but are responsible for bearing their own travel and accommodation costs. Participants entitled to a reduced registration fee will be asked to register through a separate registration process. After submitting a contribution, please do not register for the event until the results have been announced.
For full details on the type of contributions sought and the submission process, please refer to the call for contributions below. More information about the event will be available on the event page. The deadline to submit proposals is postponed to 30 April 2020.