NEWLEAD Final Event

The Erasmus+ supported NEWLEAD project, focused on Innovative Leadership and Change Management in Higher Education, has been dedicated to enhancing the capacity of university leaders across Europe to effectively navigate change. The project has addressed institutional leadership through several transversal topics, such as institutional transformation, collective leadership, female leadership in higher education, and sustainability. Various NEWLEAD activities highlighted the importance of leadership development for institutional transformation in the face of constant change and global pressures.

Event objectives

The final event aims to gather partners and stakeholders to reflect on the outcomes of the project and discuss how to shape the future of leadership development for university leaders in Europe. This occasion provides a platform to delve into the challenges facing current and future university leaders as they navigate the ever-evolving landscape of higher education. Also, the event will focus on strategies to support and facilitate sustainable and impactful leadership development initiatives across Europe and present EUA’s plans in this respect.

Registration details

This is a hybrid event, organised in partnership with the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR). Access to the event is entirely free. Onsite participation is limited to 60 participants and will close on 17 October; therefore we strongly encourage early registration.

The online participation will be available via EUA’s Cvent platform.

The event is aimed at a diverse audience, including NEWLEAD partners, university rectors and vice rectors, presidents and secretaries general of national university associations, EUA board members, partner organisations and European and national policy makers.

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25 October 2023, 16.00 – 18.15

Galerie Ravenstein 27, Brussels

16:00 – 16:10     Welcome

  • Josep Maria Garrell, EUA President and NEWLEAD project coordinator
  • Jan Danckaert, VLIR President

16:10 – 16:55     Presentation of NEWLEAD results

  • Thomas Estermann, EUA
  • NEWLEAD partners

16:55 – 18:05     Panel discussion: “Shaping the future of leadership development for university leaders in the Europe”.

  • Representative from Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport, and Culture, European Commission
  • Two representatives from the national university associations
  • Moderated by Amanda Crowfoot, EUA Secretary General

18:05 – 18:15     Conclusion and outlook

  • Josep Maria Garrell, EUA President and NEWLEAD project coordinator

18:15     Networking reception

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