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CIVITAS Educational Network held its kick-off two years ago during the CIVITAS Forum Conference in Aachen (Germany) in October 2021. During this year’s Urban Mobility Days 2023 (UMD 2023), the network marked its two-year anniversary with a physical meeting on 4 October in Seville (Spain). The meeting was attended by educational institutes, current network members, institutes interested in joining, and other organisational representatives interested in collaborating with the Educational Network.
The meeting began with a discussion on the network’s status and planned activities for the period 2023-2027, followed by a review of youth activities foreseen in the same period. This was complemented by a brainstorming session with all attendees regarding future collaboration opportunities that could be facilitated through joint efforts from member institutes. Some of the proposed ideas include: support with curriculum development, facilitation of Blended Intensive Programmes (BIPs), summer schools, field trips and guest lectures, and development of innovative teaching tools and methods.
Further discussion following a presentation by Isabel Fróes (Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School; CIVITAS Educational Network steering group member) on the network communication & visibility highlighted the importance of increasing network visibility as a crucial step in engaging more institutes.
The CIVITAS Educational Network will proceed with a new set of priorities for the period of 2023-2027. This new beginning was marked during UMD 2023, and will continue with the development of a new look for the network webpage. Stay tuned for upcoming activities and opportunities on: www.civitas.eu/youth.
About the CIVITAS Educational Network
The CIVITAS Educational Network strives to facilitate cross-European cooperation between educational institutes active in the field of mobility by pursuing a holistic, interdisciplinary and international approach to urban mobility education. Our mission is to educate future professionals so that they are fit to run the sustainable mobility transition, to tackle current and future mobility challenges, and to bring synergy in understanding urban mobility.
The network: facilitates cooperation between institutes; innovates and exchanges knowledge and experience; educates future mobility professionals; works on tackling existing gaps between education and employability; and brings synergy in understanding urban mobility.
For more information about the network, please contact Dr. Nina Nesterova (nesterova [dot] n [at] buas [dot] nl) and Ekaterina Uzunova (uzunova [dot] e [at] buas [dot] nl).
Author: Breda University of Applied Sciences