The Rectors Seminar is organised as part of the 210th founding anniversary celebrations of the University of Belgrade, 24-25 May 2018. The Rectors Seminar will address the added value and novel forms of inter-university cooperation and discuss the reasons for the increasing interest in working in partnerships and forming strategic university alliances, partially prompted by the new "European Universities" initiative. The Seminar will also look at the specific benefits of cross-border and inter-institutional partnerships, including networking for greener and inclusive Urban Universities and partnerships for academic heritage.
Engaged and responsible universities shaping Europe
on maximising the impact of EU Research & Innovation Programmes
The European Commission, through Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for research, science and innovation, invited a number of specialists to draw up a vision and strategic recommendations to maximise the impact of future European Union (EU) research and innovation (R&I) programmes.
the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognise that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will implement this plan. We are resolved to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which we are announcing today demonstrate the scale and ambition of this new universal Agenda.
of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive
and values-based education
Within the broad theme of ‘Laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values-based education,’ the first European Education Summit brought together around 450 participants to discuss the importance of the European Education Area 2025, of basic skills and inclusive education and the skills that will be needed in the decades to come.
Regional and Local Authorities and other stakeholders
from the wider Black Sea region