Higher Education European Networking Summit 2023

November 16 – 17th 2023

Milan, Italy


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El Higher Education European Networking Summit 
by garagErasmus Foundation represents the unique opportunity for
Higher Education Institutions (EQF 5-8) to meet and discuss the newest updates on Erasmus+ and the most urging issues to which International offices are confronted.
The Summit allows HEIs to develop lasting relations and sinergies within the Paneuropean network of garagErasmus Foundation, and offers the chance to create new partnerships to implement EU projects with also the help of the Foundation’s expertise in project management and communication.
The Summit also represents the perfect chance to discuss the importance and current topic of microcredentials in occasion of the European Year of Skills, collecting feedback and best practices from HEIs and organisations who are already taking concrete steps towards their implementation, as well as recommendations from policy makers working in the sector.
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European Parliament Office in Milan
Palazzo delle Stelline, Corso Magenta 59, Milan

16 November 2023

From 10:30
Registrations and welcome coffee

OPENING OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION – European Networking Summit
Fabrizio Bitetto, President of garagErasmus Foundation

2024 European Elections: the role of HEIs in boosting youth participation
Interactive discussion with
Maurizio Molinari, Head of Office, European Parliament in Milan
Carlo Bitetto, Network Manager of garagErasmus Foundation

Followed by Q&A

Erasmus+ 2021-27 interim evaluation: assessing effectiveness and performance of the programme and elaborating garagErasmus position
Open discussion with
Vito Borrelli, Erasmus+ Programme Leader, DG EAC, European Commission
Valentina Presa, Director of garagErasmus Foundation
Elaboration of garagErasmus contribution in groups

Group picture and Networking lunch

garagErasmus and its network: getting to know each other
Session facilitated by gE Secretariat
Getting to know gE foundation
Tour de table of participants to the event

New project ideas and networking initiatives: boosting common synergies!
World café facilitated by:
– Network you are members of
– Running and past projects
– Inclusive initiatives
– Relations with companies
– Next campaigns (European Elections, Erasmus Days)

Coffee break

Laissez-Passer of the Erasmus Generation: voting for the best project
Carlo Bitetto, Network Manager of garagErasmus Foundation
Participants are invited to vote for the best project proposal

garagErasmus online portal: an innovative tool for your students!
Gathering HEIs suggestions for the implementation of this pilot initiative
Carlo Bitetto, Network Manager of garagErasmus Foundation
Alberto Leonardis, Gruppo SAE
With invited relevant stakeholders

Announcement of winning proposal of Laissez-Passer and closing of the first day

– Milano walking tour-

Networking dinner


17 November 2023

From 9:30
Registrations and welcome coffee

Housing for Erasmus+ beneficiaries: a pan-European approach
Open discussion with:
Fabrizio Bitetto, President of garagErasmus Foundation
Sharing best practices and concrete solutions with relevant stakeholders

Open recognition – principles and technologies for microcredentials in the EU year of Skills and for recognizing Erasmus related skills

Understanding digital credentials and starting together to design an Erasmus+ Open Badge
Simone Ravaioli, Parchment – Director Global Ecosystem and Innovation, Advisory Board member EWP
Marco Mazzini, co-founder and board member of garagErasmus, co-founder & CEO Dokimazo

garagErasmus next steps and campaigns: 2024 annual plan
Fabrizio Bitetto, President of garagErasmus Foundation

Wrap up of the event and closing

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