Geplaatst: 2 May 2022

LEO-NET Annual Seminar 2022

Shaping the New Normal : Time to Take Stock of Progress

Our 2021 seminar focused on the new Erasmus+ programme period in terms of traineeship mobilities, employability of students in a post-pandemic era, virtual traineeships, digital skills development, and new trends of University – Business collaboration, and more!

Thanks to everyone who joined us and the speakers for an interesting presentations.


 Seminar Program

Date: June 16-17, 2022
Venue: Ghent University
International Relations Office
Het Pand – Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent
Tel +32 (0)9 264 70 02
Contact: info@leo-net.org
+31 4 02 47 43 36
+31 6 51 54 11 68


 PRE-SEMINAR ACTIVITY
JUNE 15TH 

 

 

Meet & Greet your students and trainees
Participants can invite their students and trainees, who are at that moment in Ghent or nearby, for a drink offered by LEO-NET and listen to their traineeship experiences in the typical Ghent beer pub ‘De Dulle Griet’  http://www.dullegriet.be/nl/


 JUNE 16TH (09.00 – 21.30)

09:00 –09:30 – Registration

 

 


 

09.30 – 10.00 – Impact of Erasmus+ placements on Higher Education
•       Mrs. Magda Kirsch (Educonsult)
During this session we will discuss the impact of Erasmus+ placements on the development of competences, further studies and professional careers of the VET and higher education participants. Special attention will be given to discerning variables such as the duration of the placement, the moment when the placement took place (during studies or as recent graduates) and the degree held by the participants. Lastly recommendations will be given to enhance the impact of placements. Some remarkable differences between E+ SMP placements and E+ placements for VET students will be briefly pointed out.

 


11:00 – 11:30 – Coffee break

 


11.30 – 12.30 – Quality Framework for Traineeships – what makes a good traineeship?
•       Mrs. Shui Beam Lam (European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion/Youth Employment)
Traineeships are a common way for young people to gain practical and professional experience before taking up regular jobs. However, various stakeholders have voiced concerns on working conditions of trainees. Therefore, the Commission is carrying out an evaluation of the 2014 Council Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships. The current quality framework lists 10 quality dimensions, which Mrs. Lam will explain. There will be time for an exchange of views on what a high quality traineeship entails, whether the current quality framework caters for this, and whether there are quality dimensions that may be missing.

 

 

12.30 – 13.00 – How Career Services, Career Development and Psychology Consultants join forces to boost the employability of 3rd cycle students
•        Mrs. Fernanda Correia (University of Porto)
As an example of best practice Mrs. Correia will show how the Career Services of the faculties of the University of Porto together with the Career Development Unit and the Work Psychology Consulting Service started a programme capable of promoting the development of employability throughout the life of the students and graduates of the 3rd cycle of studies. The programme is differentiating, including diversity, enhancing uniqueness and promoting the participants autonomy and power to act; while being agile and scalable.

 


13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

 


 

14.00 – 14.45 Creating a Network for Traineeships in Medical and Health Sciences
•        Mrs. Rosalyn Eder and Mr. Bruno Woeran (Paracelsus Medical university)
Based on experience, students in the field of medicine and other health sciences (broadly defined) face many challenges when looking and applying for traineeships abroad. In this session Mrs. Eger will discuss what these challenges are and possible ways how to overcome them. Specifically the creation of a networking group under LEO-NET will be suggested which will serve as a platform for collaboration on the issues of traineeships for the medical and health sciences field.

 

14.45 – 15.45 How the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN and Hybrid Learning Environments (HLEs) are an ideal combination to foster innovation for education
•        Mrs. Elke van der Valk (Fontys University of Applied Sciences)
We all want educational systems to become more innovative and aligned with society, but at the same time we are stuck in those systems because of the existing structures. However there is still hope and more and more universities in the Netherlands are experimenting with HLEs putting societal challenges linked to the SDGs at the basis. Elke will give some insights into their HLE for Circular Transition and let you experience yourself how SDGs can be used as a tool to tackle societal challenges within a HLE.

 


15.45 – 16.15 – coffee break

16.15 – 17.00 – LEO-NET member meeting

18.30 – 21.30 – Cooking workshop/dinner

 


JUNE 17TH (09.30 – 15.30)


 

9:30  – 9:40 – Project idea for a KA2 Application under the ERASMUS+ programme in 2023
Brainstorm session with present Consortia and other interested participants

 


10.30 – 11.00 – Coffee break

 


11.00 – 12.30 – Does digital technology make us happier?
•        Mr. Rens van der Vorst (CIMB)
We live in a world full of digital technology, but when does technology make things better? And, more importantly, what do we mean by better? Rens van der Vorst takes you on an insightful, sometimes painful, sometimes hilarious, but always relevant quest for the answer to this important question.

 


13.00 – 14.00: Lunch /Boat trip

 


14.30 – 16.00 How to enhance internship mobility for students and graduates with special needs? Time for action!
•        Mrs. Valérie van Hees, Mr.s Nadie Baudry and Mrs. Valerie Mertens (SIHO)
Students with fewer opportunities, like students from more vulnerable socio-economic backgrounds, students with disabilities or a refugee background, are underrepresented in mobility programmes and specifically in internships abroad. As the new Erasmus Programme aims to achieve better inclusiveness in mobility programmes, higher education institutions are in the process of planning and implementing reforms to widen participation of disadvantaged and underrepresented students in mobility programmes. During this interactive workshop session participants will gain in depth insight into the key criteria of inclusive mobility in connection to internships, following a 360° approach in which the needs and expectations of disadvantaged students, university staff and national authorities are highlighted. This workshop is supplemented by frameworks, assessment tools and case studies of good practices that are implementable right away when back at the workplace.

 

16.00 – 16.45 – Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027: challenges and new opportunities for traineeship mobility
•       Mr. Johannes Gehringer (European Commission, DG Education, Youth, Sport & Culture / Higher Education)
Mr. Gehringer will take us through the new opportunities in the new Erasmus+ Programme, especially for traineeship mobility. After one year we have experienced the improvements and challenges. This session is a great opportunity for discussion and Q&A’s.

 


16.45 – 17.00 – Wrap up & Closing

 


 

Biography Speakers Seminar 2022

 


 

Practical details

Contact:  Leo-Net secretariat   –    info@leo-net.org   –   +31402474336 / +31651541168
Venue:

Ghent University

International Relations Office
Het Pand  –  Onderbergen 1

B- 9000 Gent                                Tel +32 (0)9 264 70 02

How to get to the meeting venue / UGent IRO?

See the map & route description

https://www.ugent.be/en/ghentuniv/principles/internationalisation/iro/route.htm

 

 


Seminar Fees

 

 

 

  Seminar June 16-17
Leo-Net member Early Bird (deadline 22.05.2022) € 425
Leo-Net member € 490
Non Leo-Net member € 625

Seminar fees include:

 

June 16 17
Lunch X X
Refreshments during seminar X X
Materials X X
Social programme / dinner X  

Please note:

 

  • Fees do not include accommodation and travel.
  • For participants who decide to become a LEO-NET member at time of their registration the seminar fee for LEO-NET members will be applicable
  • Participants will receive a 20% reduction on their seminar fee if they bring along another colleague from their institution
  • Registration deadline: June 8, 2022
    The seminar has a limited capacity of 45 persons. Registrations will be handled upon  order of receipt.
  • Cancellation policy:
    Till June 8, 2022: € 50 for administrative costs

After June 8, 2022: no refund is applicable

No VAT applicable.

 


Hotels:

The hotels below are situated in the city centre, within short walking distance from the meeting venue

4****

Pillows Grand Hotel Reylof

Address: Hoogstraat 36, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.pillowshotels.com/ghent/

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 235 40 70

Email: grandhotelreylof@pillowshotels.com

Ghent Marriott

Address: Korenlei 10, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.marriottghent.com

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 233 93 93

Email: reservations@marriottghent.com

NH Gent Belfort

Address: Hoogpoort 63, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-gent-belfort

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 233 33 31

Email: nhgentbelfort@nh-hotels.com

Ghent River hotel

Address: Waaistraat 5, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.ghent-river-hotel.be/en/

Booking:

Tel: +32 92 66 10 10

Email: info@ghent-river-hotel.be

Hotel de Flandre

Address: Poel 1-2, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.hoteldeflandre.be/en/

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 266 06 00

Email: info@hoteldeflandre.be

Hotel Harmony

Address: Kraanlei 37, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.hotel-harmony.be/en/

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 324 26 80

Email: info@hotel-harmony.be

3***

Novotel Gent Centrum

Address: Hoogpoort 52, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-0840-novotel-gent-centrum/index.shtml

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 293 90 02

Email: H0840@accor.com (individual) or H0840-RE@accor.com (group)

Hotel Gravensteen Gent
Address: Jan Breydelstraat 35, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.gravensteen.be/en/

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 225 11 50

Email: info@gravensteen.be

Hotel Monasterium Poortackere

Address: Oude Houtlei 56, 9000 Gent

Website: https://monasterium.be/en/p/home


Booking:
Tel
: +32 9 269 22 10

Email: info@monasterium.be

2**

Ibis Gent Centrum St-Baafs Kathedraal

Address: Limburgstraat 2, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.accorhotels.com/nl/hotel-0961-ibis-gent-centrum-st-baafs-kathedraal/index.shtml

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 233 00 00

Email: H0961@accor.com (individual) or H0961-RE@accor.com (group)

Ibis Gent Centrum Opera

Address: Nederkouter 24, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.accorhotels.com/nl/hotel-1455-ibis-gent-centrum-opera/index.shtml

Booking:

Tel: +32 9 225 07 07

Email: H1455@accor.com (individual) or H1455-RE@accor.com (group)

New hotels

YALO hotel

Address: Brabantdam 33, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.yalohotel.com/en/

Booking:

Tel: +32 (0) 9 395 92 00

Email: hello@yalohotel.com

B&B HOTEL Gent Centrum

Address: Voldersstraat 17, 9000 Ghent

Website: www.hotel-bb.com/nl/hotel/gent-centrum

Booking:

Tel: +32 93 96 61 30

Email: gent.centrum@hotelbb.com

 

Leo-Net warmly welcomes new potential members.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our next seminars!

 




Geplaatst: 1 June 2021

LEO-NET Annual Seminar 2021

Can we shape the new normal?

Our 2021 seminar focused on the new Erasmus+ programme period in terms of traineeship mobilities, employability of students in a post-pandemic era, virtual traineeships, digital skills development, and new trends of University – Business collaboration, and more!

Thanks to everyone who joined us and the speakers for an interesting presentations.



Seminar Program

Date:June 29-30, 2021
Venue:Online, Via Zoom Application
Contact:info@leo-net.org
+31402474336


JUNE 29TH (10.45 – 17.10)

10:45 – 11:00 – Introduction
Welcome & introduction to the seminar

11: 00 – 11:45 – New Erasmus+ program
The Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027 has finally been launched. The first mobilities with a grant from the new Programme can start on September 1. Mr. Johannes Gehringer from the European Commission will explain the differences between the current and the new programme. There will be time for a Q&A and discussion, in particular about “Blended Intensive Programmes”, “Blended Mobilities” and “Mobility with Partner Countries”.
•        Mr. Johannes Gehringer, European Commission (Belgium)

11:45 – 12:30 – A Seismic Shift in Internships? STEM Talent Development in the Roaring
The pandemic forced IAESTE to consider virtual internships for STEM students. Those preparing to grow skills through international internships are struggling to find ‘the right’ virtual experience and wondering how to translate that into a resume that impresses a potential future employer. Now, all young people are coping with a paradigm shift that may forever change how they attain professional development- and how they demonstrate that to others judging the value of a work-from-home experience.
•        Reza Goldansaz, IAESTE (Luxembourg)

12:30 – 13:00- Break

13:00 – 13:45 – European voice/statement against unpaid traineeships: will unpaid traineeships finally be banned in the future?
In recent years in Europe, a fundamental discussion has been brought about in the framework of equal social rights, on whether or not interns should be paid for their work. The European Youth Forum has undoubtedly contributed to this debate by taking some concrete steps that led to a positive evolution in the field. The session frames important milestones that have been achieved, explains why and how, and what should be done in the future.
•        Mr. Frederic Piccavet, European Youth Forum (Belgium)

13:45 – 16:25- Collaboration with Erasmus+ Partner countries in a New Erasmus+ Programme
In a time when the whole Western Balkans region strives towards joining the EU, our students could only benefit from a successful international experience. One of the saddest realities of youth today in Bosnia-Herzegovina is that the best, brightest, hardest working, most talented are leaving in droves, to other places, not just to the EU, but anywhere from China to the US. At IUS, we hope to achieve through our programmes, extracurricular activities, scholarships, and exchanges, to foster a sense of entrepreneurship in order to motivate our students to engage in regional entrepreneurship once graduated. By following the example of countries that recently joined the EU, we hope to kindle this flame among our students.
•        Mrs. Zuhal Guvener, International University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

16:25 – 17:10 – The role of University Consortia in a new Erasmus+ programme
The new Erasmus+ programme opens new perspectives. How can (mobility) consortia respond to the new opportunities? How do (mobility) consortia address the recent changes? Let’s learn about their challenges and best practices for the future.
•       Speaker to be confirmed


JUNE 30TH (09.30 – 15.30)

9:30  – 9:40 – Introduction and summary of the 1st day

9:45 – 10:30 – Impact of the pandemic on development of employability skills
It may still be too early to say how the pandemic will affect the economy and graduate employment, but, it is clear that there has been a certain shift in the skill set the employers will be looking for in graduates in a post-pandemic era. What are these changes and what are possible solutions in the development of employability skills in a new normal?
•        Mrs. Nannette Ripmeester, Expertise in Labour Mobility (Netherlands)

10:30 – 11:15- University – Business collaboration in a new normal
The impact of the pandemic has also had an effect on how universities collaborate with companies. What are the new trends in university-business collaboration to support the employability of graduates? Let’s see some good examples.
•        Mrs. Kirsten Williamson, Petrus Communication (France)

11:15 – 12:00 – Company views on international student traineeships and employability of graduates in a post-pandemic Era
We bring you a unique opportunity to hear the voice of the business world on the current and future challenges companies face in a post-pandemic era in regards to student traineeships and graduate employability. How does a representative of an international company see the situation and what are the recommendations for students and universities? 
•       Mr. Carlos Rios Cuevas – EMEA Talent Acquisition Manager, Johnson Controls company (Slovakia)

12:00 – 12:30 – Break

12:30 – 13:15- LEO-NET Erasmus+ Strategic partnership projects participation
•       Erasmus Jobs Annie Kolemen, ESN, (Belgium)
Why are the skills gained through a mobility experience not clear and why does this lack of recognition still exist? In response to this, the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is launching ErasmusJobs, an Erasmus+ KA2 project, to bridge the skills gap for the Erasmus Generation. The project is a collaborative cross-European partnership of 9 partners including Leo-Net.
•       Virtual Internships AcademyMr. Karol Ovesny, WorkSpace Europe (Slovakia)
The present reality of the digital era brought the need for digital skills development in the student work experience sector as well. It has clearly pointed to the importance of Virtual Internships as an efficient alternative benefitting all parties involved. The intention of the Virtual Internships Academy project is to develop the digital learning tool for proper preparation so that Virtual Internships can be successfully executed and the benefits for all parties are maximised.

13:15 – 14:45 – Managing virtual teams
Managing distributed teams and virtual collaboration has become a part of our everyday working lives. This professional training is our gift to the seminar participants. We are sure it will improve their management or collaboration within virtual teams. The participants will have an increased level of knowledge and awareness about managing remote teams, the potential, and the challenges around them. We hope you will enjoy!
•       
Ms. Zuzanna Przybyla, World is your office (Poland)

14.45-15.15 – Networking + Discussion: ” Can we shape the new normal?”

15:15 – 15:30 – Final wrap up


Biography Speakers Seminar 2021


Practical details

Contact:  info@leo-net.org  /  +31402474336
Venue: Online, Via Zoom Application. Access details will be sent to you after the registration.  

  


Seminar Fees

Individual Tickets:

Bring your colleagues!
If you would like to join the seminar with your colleagues, consider purchasing an institutional ticket allowing access for up to 5 participants.

Institutional Ticket:


Leo-Net warmly welcomes new potential members.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you at our next seminars!