Fostering Outreach within European Regions, Transnational Higher Education and Mobility

ERASMUS+ European Universities Project Reference 612489-EPP-1-2019-1-DE-EPPKA2-EUR-UNIV
DAAD EUN-Nationale Initiative Projekt-ID 57533594

Within the FORTHEM Alliance, the Center for Continuing Education (ZWW) is planning projects on the topic of university lifelong learning with the six partner universities from France, Poland, Spain, Italy, Latvia and Finland. Under the leadership of Johannes Gutenberg University, the goal of the European university alliance FORTHEM is to significantly increase the exchange, cooperation and mobility of all university members. At the European level, the university network is funded by the European Commission as part of the "European Universities" initiative. In addition to this, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports JGU in the national support program for European universities and enables the networking of centers for continuing education. The eventual goal of this endeavor is to initiate increased cooperation between European partner universities in the area of lifelong learning in the future. Beside the transfer of knowledge, the development of ideas and concepts for future cooperation projects will strengthen the FORTHEM Outreach Mission and thus contribute to establishing a closer bond between the FORTHEM alliance and society at large.

Network Conference online in November 2020

On November 4 and 5, 2020, representatives from the individual universities of the FORTHEM Alliance met to discuss matters concerning University Lifelong Learning (ULLL) and possible future projects. As host of the conference, ZWW organized the digital meet-up with the goal of fostering a closer connection between the international participants, of which there were several: Poland, Latvia, Italy, Spain, France, and Finland all participated and worked together to develop a plan for future collaborations and projects. The Kick Off Conference for this Network Conference took place on 21st September 2020. A follow-up meeting is planned on 11th December 2020.