The first PHE Excellence Forum brought together experts in Professional Higher Education from around Europe from 28th September – 1st October 2016, in Logarska Dolina, Slovenia to discuss challenges facing the PHE sector in Central and South-Eastern Europe.
The first PHE Excellence Forum is a direct followup to the meetings of the PHE Excellence National Committees which were held between May and September in each of the participating countries of the project. During these national meetings, national stakeholders discussed and outlined the main challenges and barriers facing the PHE sector in their respective countries.
The forum will bring together European experts in each of the four thematic areas of the project with the aim of identifying shared national, regional and European challenges, and to conduct a root cause analysis on them, so as to understand the factors which lead to perpetuation of barriers.
The end result of the forum will be a PHE Excellence Challenge Policy Statment, which will summarise the challenges faced by each country and by the region as a whole, and which will serve as the basis for the collection of best-practices and subsequent proposal of policy solutions in later phases of the project.
|19:00||Welcome & Overall Introduction to Week and Project|
|09:00||Introduction to Day (download presentation)|
|09:45||Split into Groups|
|10:00||Presentation of Results from National Excellence Fora|
|11:30||Selection of 4 Priority Policy Topics (results)|
|13:15||Lunch and Free Time|
|15:15||Root Cause Analysis Workshop: Priority Topic 1|
|18:00||Root Cause Analysis Workshop: Priority Topic 2|
|20:00||End of Work|
|09:00||Root Cause Analysis Workshop: Priority Topic 3|
|11:45||Root Cause Analysis Workshop: Priority Topic 4|
|13:30||Lunch & Free Time|
|15:30||Preparation of Presentations for Day 4|
|18:00||Cross Pollination Sessions|
|18:00||Partner Meeting 2|
|08:30||Introduction to Day & Next Steps|
|09:00||Plenary Presentations of Group Work|
|10:30||Discussion of Cross-Cutting Issues|
|11:30||Close & Brunch|
Hotel Plesnik, Logarska Dolina 10, 3335, Solčava
For general enquiries: Alicia-Leonor Saui Miklavčič – +38640727229
For airport transfers: Anthony F. Camilleri +38640262698
All costs (full-board, lodging and transfers) are covered by the project
Hotel Plesnik is nestled amongst the alps. Bring hiking equipment, swim-suits and warm pullovers.
Download the outcomes of the work done from the tabs below:
Root Cause Analysis for each of the Identified Challenges in the PROCSEE Priority Areas:
- Align PHE with Regional Development Strategies
- Promote PHE in responding to skills shortages
- Organize and Monitor Student Placements in the World of Work
- Personalize Learning Environments within Professional Higher Education
Note: These are all preliminary results from the workshops, and should not be considered as final conclusions from the event.