Global Development Academy

Coimbra Group Conference 2017

The objective of this meeting is to highlight a variety of mobility and service learning / placement experiences, with a particular emphasis on non-traditional models for mobility and civic engagement, and with an interest on reflecting on these experiences specifically in the Global South.

The meeting will be 2-hours long with short (10-15 minutes) presentations followed by a debate highlighting how we can share best practice and consider if these initiatives can be applied across Universities, including the possibility of creating a database with contact details for further information about these experiences.

Wednesday 7th June

Location: 50 George Square

14:00 – 16:00 Inter – Working Groups Meetings

Proposed joint meeting with Cooperation Development Cooperation WG, Latin America WG and Academic Exchange Mobility WG.

The objective of this meeting is to highlight a variety of mobility and service learning / placement experiences, with a particular emphasis on non-traditional models for mobility and civic engagement, and with an interest on reflecting on these experiences specifically in the Global South.

The meeting will be 2-hours long with short (10-15 minutes) presentations followed by a debate highlighting how we can share best practice and consider if these initiatives can be applied across Universities, including the possibility of creating a database with contact details for further information about these experiences.

14:00 Welcome and Introductions

14:10 Projects (around 10-15 minutes presentations)

Speaker: Anna Quici

  • Mastercard-University of Edinburgh programme for African students (scholarship programme with a specific focus on widening participation).

Speaker: Johanna Holtan (University of Edinburgh)

  • Self-Directed Learning courses SICCS and Edinburgh Go Abroad experiences

Speaker: Simon Riley and Gavin McCabe (University of Edinburgh)

  • Challenges and strengths for outgoing students in the global South?

Speaker: Sara Pittarello (University of Padua)

  • Just 2 Euros...and you might get a scholarship to a developing Country

Speaker: Gian Battista Parigi (University of Pavia)

  • CINDA and the Student Mobility Programme within Ibero-America

Speaker: Marta Arias (University of Barcelona)

  • Jonny Johnston (Trinity College Dublin)

15:30 Debate: towards a more structured strategy for sharing mobility experiences

 

Thursday 8th June

Location: 50 George Square

9:30 – 12:30 Knowledge Exchange

Draft agenda

9.30-10.45 – General discussion towards collaboration and way forward aiming to cooperating with partner LA networks

Proposed Subjects:

  • University impact on local development
  • Displacement
  • Iniquity/Poverty

11.00-12.30 – Roberto Escalante: UDUAL presentation and proposal for collaboration between the two networks (open session to representatives from other Universities)

12:30-13:00 – Presentation Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies (CCLAS) of University of Edinburgh

Jun 07 2017 -

Coimbra Group Conference 2017

Proposed joint meeting with Cooperation WG and Mobility WG.

50 George Square