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Tuesday 24 November

Book your sessions at EUTOPIA Week now

Some of our events are open to everyone, and some are invitation-only. If you are a member of the relevant EUTOPIA group, you will receive a personal invitation by email to join closed sessions.

External Advisory Board

(09.00-12.00 GMT or 10.00-13.00 CET)

Invitation only

Please note, this session overlaps with Work Package Meetings

Work Package Meetings (optional slot)

(10.00-12.00 GMT or 11.00-13.00 CET)

Invitation only

Please note, this session overlaps with External Advisory Board

EUTOPIAN Futures: Cities of Culture

(12.00-12.30 GMT or 13.00-13.30 CET)

Open to all

Book your place at the EUTOPIAN Futures event now

This discussion between EUTOPIA members will consider: the importance of major cultural events; the impact of COVID-19 on the arts and culture; and the role of universities in supporting culture and cultural identity.

The University of Warwick is proud to be a Principal Partner of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. Organisers hope that the launch event next May will coincide with an end to Coronavirus in the UK and that Coventry 2021 will provide much-needed cultural and economic renewal in the region and further afield.

Speakers

Ian Rowley MCIPR became Director of Reputation and Culture Change at Warwick earlier this year, having led on marketing, communications and development at Warwick before that. Ian joined Warwick from the creative industries in 2000 where he had been Head of Public Relations for the Royal Shakespeare Company and previously held senior marketing and communications roles at both national and regional performing arts organisations.

He is currently chair of judges for CASE Europe and a Member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations where he was the founding chair of the CIPR Education Sector Group.


Dr Cécile Doustaly (PhD, MA, BA, Dip Teach) is a Senior Lecturer and Reader in Comparative Cultural Policy at CY Paris Cergy Université.

She heads the Research Group on Heritage (AGORA) and its seminar, Comparative Visions of Heritage and collaborates with ministries, local authorities, smaller and bigger cultural institutions, notably in relation to internationalisation, multiculturalism and new technologies. She created and directs two trilingual Masters (International Engineering in Territories, Cultures and Tourism).

She studied at the Sorbonne Paris 3, completing a PhD on the genesis of public support for the arts in England 1832-1970 after a degree and a joint Master’s with Reading University (British Studies/Sociology).

Her research now centres on comparative cultural policies and management, notably in relation to multiscalar issues of identity, engagement and management in France and Britain (more specifically in Unesco listed sites, Cities of culture, Olympic sites), using interdisciplinary methods. She is also interested in the evolution of cultural jobs, skills and fields.

She tutors PhDs and is external reviewer for several scientific journals in the field. She is a member of ENCATC (European network for Cultural Policy Education and Management). She was involved in the creation of the European Alliance Eutopia and in other national, EU and international research bids.

See Cécile's research page


Dr. Kristina Lindström received her PhD in Human Geography from the University of Gothenburg, where she holds a position as a senior lecturer. Her main research interest is the issue of transformation of local communities to spaces of production and consumption of tourist experiences, as well as collaboration between stakeholders and the role of governance in such societal transformation processes.

She is currently involved in two research projects: FESTSPACE (focusing on how festivals and events enable or restrict access to, and use of, public spaces) and TiPS (focusing on co-creative strategies for sustainable spatial planning in the public tourism sector).

See Kristina's profile


Jonothan Neelands is a National Teaching Fellow, Academic Director for Cultural Partnerships University of Warwick and Professor of Creative Education Warwick Business School (WBS).

Jonothan was Director of Study for the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value in 2015 and Director of Research Projects for the Creative Industries Federation.

He has recently developed Joint Cultural Needs Assessment Guidelines for Arts Council England. He was the lead writer of the Coventry Cultural Strategy 2017-2027, contributed to Coventry’s successful bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 and is now the Academic Lead for Research and Evaluation Coventry City of Culture Trust.

Keep reading Jonothan's profile

EUTOPIA Student Careers Workshop: Hidden Competences

(12.30-14.30 GMT or 13.30-15.30 CET)

Open to all

This session is being organised by the Univerza v Ljubljani.

Have you spent part of your studies abroad, or maybe just like to travel? Have you hosted guests from abroad? Do you follow foreign media? We acquire competences in many ways, sometimes without reaslising it. Learn how to articulate your international experiences to employers by joining the first EUTOPIA Student Careers Workshop!

During this workshop, we will discuss:

  • the competencies you have gained through international experience
  • how to identify them
  • how to present them to employers

Register for the Careers Workshop now. Please note that students not from the University of Ljubljana will have to select ‘other students’ and follow the registration process.

For questions relating to registration, please contact Tamara Boh.

Speakers

Sabina Mikuletič Zalaznik, Career Consultant, Univerza v Ljubljani

Tamara Boh, Career Counsellor, Univerza v Ljubljani

Jonothan Neelands is a National Teaching Fellow, Academic Director for Cultural Partnerships University of Warwick and Professor of Creative Education Warwick Business School (WBS).

Jonothan was Director of Study for the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value in 2015 and Director of Research Projects for the Creative Industries Federation.

He has recently developed Joint Cultural Needs Assessment Guidelines for Arts Council England. He was the lead writer of the Coventry Cultural Strategy 2017-2027, contributed to Coventry’s successful bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 and is now the Academic Lead for Research and Evaluation Coventry City of Culture Trust.

Keep reading Jonothan's profile

Executive Board

(14.00-16.00 GMT or 15.00-17.00 CET)

Invitation only

Please note, this session overlaps with EUTOPIA Discusses: Inclusion for a European University

EUTOPIA Discusses: Inclusion for a European University

(14.00-15.00 GMT or 15.00-16.00 CET)

Open to all

Please note, this session overlaps with Executive Board

Book your place at the EUTOPIA Discusses event now

The principle of inclusion is central to EUTOPIA, and to the European Universities Initiative as a whole. But how do we define inclusion in a European University that spans six countries? And having defined it, how do we make inclusion a reality for our students and staff? Join us as we discuss these issues with our panel of guest experts.

Speakers

Kulbir Shergill is Director of Social Inclusion at the University of Warwick, leading the implementation of a 10-year strategy to make Warwick a world leader in diversity and inclusion. Kulbir has had over 20 years of cross-sector experience as a consultant and adviser to commercial firms, local and central government, and non-profit organisations. She has won national and international awards for leading transformational change at strategic and operational levels. Kulbir has worked at board level for KPMG, Genesis Group, NACRO, and The Home Office. Her clients have included Accenture, AXA Investment, Grant Thornton, The Guinness Partnership, The Law Society, the Ministry of Justice, and Bank of England.

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Dr. Ana Marija Sobočan is assistant professor at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty for Social Work, and chair of the Committee for Ethics in Research. Ana’s research focuses on ethics in social work, social work professional identity and practice, and research ethics, as well as various topics in the fields of gender, inclusion and disability.

She plays an active role in many international research groups and associations, including the European Social Work Research Association, for which she has served as vice-president and in which she co-founded the Social Work Ethics Research Group and Special Interest Group.

She has served as a visiting researcher at the University of Edinburgh, and a visiting professor at institutions in Kosovo, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and the United States.

She is active as a reviewer in eight international journals, and as an organising committee member for social work conferences such as the European Conference for Social Work Research.

See Ana's profile


Professor Binna Kandola OBE is a Business Psychologist and the co-founder of Pearn Kandola.

Over the past 35 years, he has worked on a wide variety of projects for public and private sector clients both in the UK and overseas. He is the author of three critically acclaimed books on gender bias and unconscious bias in organisations, and has appeared on Sky News, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4 News, and the Radio 4 Today Show.

Binna was awarded an OBE in 2008 for his services to Disadvantaged People and Diversity, and is on the Asian Power List 2020. He is currently a visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School and at Aston University Business School.

See Binna's profile


Lieve Van den Brande was a Senior Policy Administrator with the European Commission from 1988 to her retirement from this role in 2019, serving at the Directorate-Generals EMPL; EAC, RDT and Connect. She has worked as a researcher in Psychology and Educational Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université de Liège, and her research focuses on EU-wide approaches to modernising education and training through innovative teaching and learning, including initiatives to help educators and students develop digital competences and entrepreneurial skills. She is an Honorary Fellow and Guest Professor at the VUB, and a member of the EUTOPIA Advisory Board.