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President's report 2012

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EDEN President's report at the 2012 EDEN Annual Conference

EDEN President's report at the 2012 EDEN Annual Conference

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  • 1. ED EN Annual General Meeting Porto, June 7, 201 2Pre s id e nt’s Re p ort 1
  • 2. Executive Committee• Th e EC re p re s e nts a good b alanc e of le ad e rs h ip , e xp e rie nc e and op e rative c ap ac ity• Work for re m aine d d e ve lop m e nt of ED EN in all its fie ld s of ac tivity• We ll p re p are d EC m e e tings : Ath e ns , Le u ve n, Porto and online• Ne tw ork of inte rnational re lations fu rth e r s tre ngth e ne d th rou gh form al m e m b e rs h ip s in IC D E and EUC IS -LLL• Planning an online m e m b e r s u rve y p rior to a s trate gy m e e ting in O c tob e r 2
  • 3. Membership• S tab le m e m b e rs h ip w ith 1 86 ins titu tions and 1 1 24 NAP m e m b e rs in May• Th e re are 42 0 ins titu tions and 55 c ou ntrie s re p re s e nte d in th e ED EN Me m b e rs h ip s• S inc e th e 201 1 AGM, 1 8 ins titu tions (inc lu d ing 4 affiliate m e m b e rs ) joine d ED EN• Im p rove d m e m b e rs h ip s e rvic e s c ontinu e to h ave h igh p riority• Las t ye ar’s inc re as e in m e m b e rs h ip fe e s d id not re s u lt in m e as u rab le nu m b e rs of c anc e llations 3
  • 4. EDEN 20th Anniversary Year• Th e Annive rs ary C onfe re nc e w ith th e Fe llo w s ’ m e e ting and s e m inar in D u b lin• Th e re ne w al of th e w e b s ite• Th e Annive rs ary C e rtific ate for m e m b e rs• Th e Be s t o f ED EN 2 01 0 S p e c ial Is s u e of EURO D L 4
  • 5. EDEN Fellows• A firs t s u c c e s s fu l meeting of the EDEN Fellows was organiz e d in D u b lin• Th e Fe llow s ’ grou p h as p rove n its p ote ntial valu e as a u niq u e th ink th ank• S p e c ial Fe llow s ’ ac tivitie s and s e s s ions are organiz e d arou nd th e Porto c onfe re nc e , and w e inte nd to d e ve lop th e Fe llow s ’ m e e ting as a s u s tainab le trad ition• A trans p are nt annu al s c h e d u le w ith an op e n nom ination and ap p lic ation p roc e s s is im p le m e nte d for th e Fe llows ’ Award Schem e 5
  • 6. Young S cholars• ED EN w ork s s ys te m atic ally to involve you ng re s e arc h e rs• Th e foc u s o f th e 201 2 Annu al C onfe re nc e is on inte rge ne rational le arning and w e c ontinu ou s ly invite e arly c are e r s c h olars to join ou r ac tivitie s• Th e NAP S C atte m p ts to id e ntify and re p re s e nt th e ir inte re s ts• Th e th e m e of th e Le u ve n w orks h op is “Le arne rs in th e D riving S e at”, and w e e nvis age s trong involve m e nt of s tu d e nts 6
  • 7. Network of Academics andProfessionals ( NAP)• S trong, com p e te nt and com m itte d S te e ring C om m itte e was e le cte d in 2 01 1• Exte nd e d w ith two invite d e xp e rts• Work on s tre ngth e ning th e NAP com m u nity with foc u s on m e m b e rs h ip s e rvice s and ED EN’s p re s e nc e in s oc ial we b s e rvice s• Eas ie r p roce s s of joining NAP for ind ivid u als working for ED EN m e m b e r ins titu tions 7
  • 8. Management, S ecretariat• C ollab oration w ith th e ED EN S e c re tariat h os t (Bu d ap e s t Unive rs ity of Te c h nology and Ec onom ic s ) h as b e e n c orre c t and c ontinu ou s .• C ons u ltations w ith ED EN’s le gal ad vis or on th e re gu latory e nvironm e nt h as le ad to u p d ate d s taff c ontrac ts .• With th e re ne wal of th e ED EN w e b and th e introd u c tion of th e NAP Are a, th e s tru c tu re of s e rvic e s for m e m b e rs h as b e e n re -c ons id e re d .• Th e inc re as ing d e m and for op e n ac c e s s to re s ou rc e s h as als o b e e n d e alt w ith . C onfe re nc e p roc e e d ings and Book s of Ab s trac ts are now online .• Th e c onte nt, re le vanc e and layou t of th e m onth ly ED EN Ne w s flas h e s h ave b e e n im p rove d . Th e Ne ws flas h is now availab le online , as w e ll.• Th e financ ial s itu ation h as b e e n followe d c los e ly b y th e EC . No liqu id ity p rob le m is fore s e e n, b u t ve ry s ys te m atic m anage m e nt w ill b e re qu ire d to m aintain a s u s tainab le op e ration in ou r e c onom ic e nvironm e nt 8
  • 9. Conferences• 2011 Annual conference In Dublin w ith ne arly 450 d e le gate s . Th e m e : “Le arning and s u s tainab ility”. Loc al h os t: IAD T• 2011 Open Classroom Conference in Ath e ns with ove r 200 d e le gate s . Th e m e : “Ne ve r was te a c ris is ” Loc al h os t: Ellinoge rm anik i Agogi• 2012 Annual Conference in Porto with ove r 340 d e le gate s . Th e m e :“O p e n Le arning Ge ne rations ”• O rganiz ation of c onfe re nc e s in Le u ve n and O s lo s tarte d• Re lative ly m od e s t financ ial p e rform anc e – b e c au s e of e c onom ic al d iffic u ltie s arou nd Eu rop e• Arou nd 2 5 % of c ontrib u tions from ou ts id e Eu rop e• Best research paper award m aintaine d in c o-op e ration w ith th e Ulric h Be rnath Fou nd ation 9
  • 10. EURODL• Main am b ition to au gm e nt ac ad e m ic valu e , vis ib ility, and inc re as e th e nu m b e r of p u b lic ations s u b m itte d .• EURO D L is an im p ortant tool for s tre ngth e ning ED EN’s ac ad e m ic and p rofe s s ional c re d ib ility.• Re as s u ring to s e e th e re c e nt grow ing inte re s t toward s EURO D L.• A th e m e d is s u e on C re ativity and O p e n Ed u c ational Re s ou rc e s (O ER) h as b e e n p u b lis h e d .• All m e m b e rs re c e ive d a c om p lim e ntary annive rs ary c op y of th e “Be s t of ED EN 201 0” s p e c ial is s u e .• Th e s e c re tarial s u p p ort to th e jou rnal is now p rovid e d b y th e ED EN S e c re tariat 10
  • 11. European project work• Inc re as ing and u np re c e d e nte d h igh nu m b e r of EU p roje c t invitations• 43 invitations re s u lte d in 21 s u b m itte d p rop os als and 9 ne w p roje c ts• Th re e m ore p roje c ts ru nning u ntil 201 2-1 3• A joint p ro je c t s e m inar (FREE, Link s Up and te ac h .u s ) w as organiz e d in Bu d ap e s t in S e p te m b e r 11
  • 12. ConclusionTh e c h alle nge s th at w e re id e ntifie d in th e 201 1Pre s id e nt Re p o rt, is s till valid w ith s m all c h ange s for201 2:Th e ne xt ye ars , w ill w itne s s ne w s c e narios inth e e c onom ic , s oc ial, c u ltu ral, and te c h nologic ald e ve lop m e nt. Th is w ill re qu ire c ontinu ou s e fforts andfu rth e r im p rove m e nt of s e rvic e s to m aintain th em o m e ntu m of ac tivitie s and im p ac t of th e As s oc iationin o rd e r to s afe gu ard its le ad ing p os itio n in Eu rop e . 12