Registration is now open to the 2022 CHARM-EU Annual Conference

Registration is now open to the 2022 CHARM-EU Annual Conference
The CHARM-EU Alliance is hosting its annual conference titled Looking back and looking forward: the European Universities’ multi-level effect on the 13th and 14th of December 2022 in Barcelona. Participants will have the opportunity to map out the future while also reflecting on the achievements of CHARM-EU and the European University Alliances in general.

Context and objectives

Since the kick-off of the European Universities Initiative and the selection of CHARM-EU in the first call in 2019, the Alliance having ELTE as a founding member has been successfully progressing in several fields. Achievements CHARM-EU is proud of include the development of its core values, educational principles and an innovative teaching and learning model resulting in the first accredited joint European Master’s Degree (Global Challenges for Sustainability) as well as the launch of its research and innovation dimension through TORCH.

The Annual CHARM-EU Conference will provide an opportunity to highlight and reflect on these achievements as well as those of the European Universities Initiative while mapping out the future and designing the next steps towards a strong European Education Area based in a collaborative, inclusive and multi-level long-term strategy. The event will bring together representatives of European University Alliances, students, staff and academics, policymakers as well as external stakeholders to identifying the multi-level effects of the European Universities initiative and to discuss the possibilities and the actions to be taken during the next years of cooperation.

The Agenda of the Conference

Alongside the achievements and lessons learned in CHARM-EU, the panel sessions will focus on areas such as the construction of the European Education Area, the shaping of the future of European Higher Education through the best practices identified in European Universities as well as their contribution to the digital and green transitions by promoting the EU’s Digital Education Action Plan and the New European Bauhaus Initiative.

The thematic break-out sessions will provide an opportunity to reflect on the approaches to European University Education (utilizing CHARM-EU as a case study) and the governance and management structures of EUI Alliances. The will also offer the possibility to consider the creation of an inter-institutional, intercultural, transdisciplinary and inclusive campus with mobility as a core element, as well as the possibilities of internal transformation and the future of the research and innovation dimension of European University Alliances.

Registration to the Annual Conference is free of charge and open to students, teachers and university staff as well as representatives of companies and members of civil society interested in the future of higher education. Some of the panel sessions will be available in a hybrid format. More information about the event and the program is available at the conference website.

Event summary:

Event name: CHARM-EU Annual Conference Looking back and looking forward: the European Universities’ multi-level effect

Dates: 13-14 December 2022

Location: University of Barcelona   

Format: on-site with hybrid sessions

Event website: