On 27 March, the European Commission published a blueprint for a European degree, outlining the next steps towards the implementation of this concept and making the possibility to award and receive a European degree a reality for European higher education institution and students.

FOCI project, the partnership of YUFE, ECIU and EPICUR Alliances, has been working on piloting and testing this concept for the past year: its implications for the regulatory frameworks, criteria for awarding a European degree, and a future policy framework necessary to sustain it. As the project nears its completion, we invite you to join us for the final webinar on 19 April (13:00 – 15:00 CET), during which the blueprint for a European degree will be elaborated on and the main project outcomes will be presented.

Find out more about the concept of a European degree and the next steps by registering here.


FOCI final webinar (19 April 2024, 13:00 CET)

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13:00 – 13:10 Welcome and introduction

Aleksandar Šušnjar (FOCI project coordinator) & Prof. Marta Žuvić (Vice-rector of the University of Rijeka)

13:10 – 13:30 Policy context of the European degree (label) initiative: Blueprint on a European degree

Yann-Maël Bideau (European Commission)

13:30 – 13:45 Legal analysis and administrative and procedural considerations for the European degree

Susanne Sivonen (Maastricht University, ITEM Institute)

13:45 – 14:00 Evaluation methodology and the European degree criteria

Mario Calabrese (University of Strasbourg)

14:00 – 14:15 Final recommendations and the European degree policy framework

Vytaute Juska & Reda Nausedaite (Kaunas University of Technology)

14:15 – 14:45 Round table: future of the European degree (label) initiative

European Commission / FOCI project / EDLab project

14:45 – 15:00 Final words and recap