OpenU project partners meet in Paris

Two partnership meetings were hosted by the coordinator of the OpenU project - Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - on 24th and 25th March 2022.

Sessions took place in a hybrid format at the university’s historical campus and brought together partners from 10 European countries to reflect on innovation in higher education.

Policy-making at the core of the OpenU project

Hosted by the French ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) in the context of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, the OpenU project’s High-level Authorities’ Meeting focused on the topic of “Evidence-based policy-making in the innovation of digital higher education”. French policy-makers and experts from French universities, as well as their OpenU policy cluster colleagues from Germany, Belgium, Latvia and Portugal attended the meeting. Discussions illustrated the schemes supported by the French innovation acceleration strategies on national and institutional levels. Participants also discussed how the OpenU project can contribute to the development of scientific, solid and inclusive indicators in the specific context of European higher education. Recommendations gathered during the event will be shared within the project consortium and integrated into the public Policy Recommendations delivered at the end of the project.

2nd consortium meeting

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne held its second OpenU consortium meeting the following day, with the aim of sharing the project’s latest results and plan future actions with partners. During this day-long event, participants gained insights into the policy dialogue process undertaken in the framework of the project and were confronted with the important reflections on policy experimentation, emerging from innovative practices of experimenters and evaluators. Partners were also able to learn more about the BLOOM hub current test-bed version. This digital platform is one of the main final outcomes of OpenU. It will aim to link local university servers, share resources and good practices, promote European learning opportunities and integrate solutions to facilitate student and staff mobility.

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