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Join us in Bratislava for PIE Annual Meeting 2020

Secure your seat at our (Platform for Internationalisation ELIA) PIE Annual Meeting. There still a few places available. Register before 20 March 2020. 

PIE will take place from 6-7 April at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, one of the oldest and largest Slovak institutions offering arts education through its portfolio of accredited study programmes. With their focus on international cooperation within European art and research, they are perfectly positioned to host this event entitled: “Internationalisation in the Arts: The Next Step”.

The meeting will explore the meaning of internationalisation for higher arts education through roundtable discussions, presentations and break-out sessions. Participants will discuss what is the impact of internationalisation on curriculum development and which strategies we should apply? What ethical questions are emerging and what are the consequences of current issues in higher education on our work?

PIE is aimed at heads of international offices,  policymakers, deans,  teachers, and other staff members who are researching or developing strategies and policies at ELIA member institutions in the field of internationalisation.

Introducing Guest Speaker Pascal Gielen

Have you registered for ELIA’s upcoming Sustainable Careers Online Consultation? On Monday, 16 March 2020 from 14:00 – 15:30 CET, the Sustainable Careers in the Arts working group will meet virtually with the ELIA community.

Guest speaker, Pascal Gielen will frame the role of the artist in society today while discussing how they should be equipped to maximise their career potential. Join us and pose your questions to Pascal and the working group.
We invite all ELIA members to join the conversation and register for the online platform and consultation. Places are limited.

Participate and have your say as we explore the following priority areas:
  •â€‹Skills that artists need
  •Methods of teaching and illustrating these skills
  •Demonstrating the value of the arts  
  •Addressing resistance to issues concerning sustainable career progression

Read more about the Sustainable Careers Platform here.


Technicians, technical managers, instructors, and technical workshop directors are invited to join the ETHO Annual Meeting 2020 from 26 – 27 March in Hannover, Germany.

The meeting, “Testing Lab – Let Material Be First”, will discuss how technicians can work with different types of materials, incorporate sustainable practices in their education techniques, and develop their roles within their academic institutions.

*** Hurry, don't miss out - only a few places left *** 

Register now

The Role of the Arts in an Era of Populism

The expansion of populism in recent years has posed questions and challenges not only within the political arena but also the higher arts education sector. The changes and implications of this politically contentious phenomenon need to be discussed by society in general, especially in an artistic and creative context.

To that end, ELIA, together with ICFAD – International Council of Fine Arts Deans, invites you to participate in the ELIA-ICFAD Global Seminar, taking place from 8 – 9 June 2020 at ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering.

The seminar will revolve around the issue of Arts in an Era of Populism. By bringing together higher arts education leaders from North America and Europe, we aim to debate how the arts, as critical interpretations of the contemporary, can act and react to the growing wave of populism.

Register now

Host the ELIA Biennial Conference 2022

Would you like to welcome ELIA members from all over the world to your institution? Be involved in the content development and organisation of a ground-breaking event in 2022?

Now is your chance, we are accepting nominations from ELIA members to host the 17th edition of the ELIA Biennial Conference.

Think you might be interested? Why not take a look at our upcoming 2020  conference which will be held from 18 – 21 November in Zurich and hosted by Zurich University of the Arts.

Find out more

Advocacy & Funding

Culture Action Europe's Manifesto

We have signed Culture Action Europe’s Manifesto calling for action in view of the EU’s ongoing MFF negotiations. ELIA  supports CAE advocating for an increased EU budget for culture in the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). Read more
Join us and pledge your support here.
What makes us KIC

The Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) sparked great interest at January’s Flipping the Odds conference
In December 2019 ELIA published the position paper ‘Towards an ambitious innovation ecosystem for the Cultural and Creative Industries, which emphasises how higher arts education can contribute to the success of KIC. The call to join KIC-CCIs is expected to open in 2021, closing in 2022. Find out more
Next Steps for the European Universities Initiative

The deadline for the second round of applications for the European Universities Initiative is approaching and many Higher Education institutions are working hard to submit by 26 February 2020.

Innovating and modernising the sector has become a clear priority to all. On 5 February 2020, ELIA Head of Membership Barbara Revelli joined a stakeholder consultation hosted by the DG Education to gather comment and response from the sector and feed it back to the Member States. 

We recognise the European Universities Initiative is a funding opportunity of relevance to ELIA members and wish all who are applying every success with their application. Find out more

New Members

Welcome to our new members Loughborough University (UK) and the University of Stavanger (Norway). We are delighted have you as part of our network.
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Sustainable Careers

ETHO Meeting 2020

Arts in an Era of Populism

Host our Biennial Conference in 2022

Advocacy & Funding

New Members
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