FOCI project final webinar - European Degree


The FOCI project's final online event will take place on 19 April, 13:00 - 15:00 CET. Everyone interested in the concept of European Degree is warmly invited!

Apr 10, 2024

On 27 March, the European Commission published a blueprint for a European degree, outlining the next steps towards the implementation of this concept and making the possibility to award and receive a European degree a reality for European higher education institutions and students.

FOCI project, the partnership of YUFE, ECIU and EPICUR Alliances, has been working on piloting and testing this concept for the past year: its implications for the regulatory frameworks, criteria for awarding a European degree, and a future policy framework necessary to sustain it. As the project nears its completion, we invite you to join us for the final webinar on 19 April (13:00 – 15:00 CET), during which the blueprint for a European degree will be elaborated on and the main project outcomes will be presented.

Find out more about the concept of a European degree and the next steps by registering here: registration link.

FOCI final webinar 

19 April 2024, 13:00 – 15:00 CET 

registration form


13:00 – 13:10 

Welcome and introduction 

Aleksandar Šušnjar (FOCI project coordinator) 

13:10 – 13:30 

Policy context of the European degree (label) initiative: Blueprint on a European degree 

Yann-Maël Bideau (European Commission) 

13:30 – 13:45 

FOCI legal analysis and administrative and procedural considerations 

Susanne Sivonen (Maastricht University, ITEM Institute) 

13:45 – 14:00 

FOCI evaluation methodology and the European degree criteria 

Mario Calabrese (University of Strasbourg) 

14:00 – 14:15 

FOCI final recommendations and the European degree policy framework 

Vytaute Juska & Reda Nausedaite (Kaunas University of Technology) (tbc) 

14:15 – 14:45 

Round table: next steps for the European degree (label) initiative 

European Commission / FOCI project / EDLab project / (tbc) 

14:45 – 15:00 

Final words and recap