The CIVIS European University is organising a round table discussion on “the cooperation of Higher Education Institutions with local and regional partners ”. The purpose of this event is to bring together Rectors, Presidents and members of the CIVIS European University as well as local and regional officials to address the integration of a European university in the pan-european landscape and discuss the following questions: How can universities improve their contribution to the economic dynamism of their regions? How can universities, local authorities and citizen groups better collaborate on social and cultural issues? How can CIVIS universities become links between their regions?
CIVIS - a European civic University is an alliance of the following eight leading European Universities: Aix-Marseille Université (France), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), University of Bucharest (Romania), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Sapienza Università di Roma (Italia), Stockholm University (Sweden) and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany). Selected by the
European Commission as one of the first 17 pilot European Universities, it brings together some 384,000 students and 55,000 staff members.