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  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative Introduction to the Talloires Network A global coalition of engaged universities
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative Presentation Agenda • Overview of the Talloires Network (TN) What is the TN? – What does the TN do? – Who are the TN’s members and partners? • Questions from the Audience – Please hold all questions until the end
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative What is the Talloires Network (TN)? • International association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education • Founded in 2005 in Talloires, France View slide
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative “We believe that higher education institutions exist to serve and strengthen the society of which they are part. Through the learning, values and commitment of faculty, staff and students, our institutions create social capital, preparing students to contribute positively to local, national and global communities.” -- Talloires Declaration on the Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education, 2005 View slide
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative What is the TN Secretariat? • Based at Tufts University • 5 full time staff members • 2 part time staff members • 5 graduate assistants
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative Who is the TN Steering Committee? • Anthony Monaco: President, Tufts University (USA) • Olive Mugenda: Vice-Chancellor, Kenyatta University (Kenya) • José María Sanz Martinez: Rector, Universidad Autonóma de Madrid (Spain) • Jerome Slamat: Chairperson, South African Higher Education Community Engagement Forum (South Africa) • Rafael Velasco: Rector, Universidad Católica de Corbóba • John Wood: Secretary General, Association of Commonwealth University (UK) • Mark Gearan: Chair; President, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (USA) • Janice Reid: Vice-Chair; Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Sydney (Australia) • Lisa Anderson: President, American University in Cairo (Egypt) • Scott Cowen: President, Tulane University (USA) • Sharifah Hapsah Shahabudin: Vice- Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia) • Shamsh Kassim Lakha: Founding President, Aga Khan University; Member of Board of Governors, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (Pakistan) TN is governed by an elected Steering Committee, composed of 12 members from 9 countries around the world:
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative What Are the TN’s Goals? • Foster connections between individuals and communities of practice to facilitate exchange of ideas and strengthen the global movement • Generate, share, and use knowledge about university civic engagement • Increase awareness and support for university civic engagement among communities, governments, funders and other stakeholders
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative What Are the TN Programs? • Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI) • Annual MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship • University Volunteers Program • Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program • Action Research Program
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship • Established in 2008 to: – Recognize strong commitments to global citizenship – Provide financial support for continued work of civic initiatives • Funded by the MacJannet Foundation • Only open to TN members • 2014 Nomination Deadline: January 24, 2014 2013 First Prize Winner International Medical University, Malaysia
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative University Volunteers Program • Pilot program launched in 2013 • Funded by Santander • Hosted by TN and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid • Goal is to promote global civic engagement and community building through the international exchange of student volunteers within Talloires Network member institutions
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program • Funded by the Pearson Foundation • Supported administratively by Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) • Specific focus audience and skills are: – Executives (Leadership and Management Skills and Strategy) – Faculty and Staff (Best Practices, Effective Techniques, Interventions and Models) • Goal: Impart to participants skills and knowledge to – Expand/strengthen civic engagement efforts at their universities – Develop strategies/methods to promote institutional policy change and quality improvement
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative Action Research Program • Find research opportunities with existing TN programs and activities • 3 key areas of research • Leaders in the Civic Engagement Movement Series • Focus on 16 programs in 12 countries: Malaysia, Mexico, Egypt, Pakistan, Australia, Scotland, Chile, U.S.A, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative What Are Other TN Activities? • Leader Conferences • Monthly newsletter • Workshops and study tours
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative Who Are the TN’s Members? Over 300 members in 71 countries with a combined student enrollment of over 7 million
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative Who Are the TN’s Regional Partners?
  • Welcome Workshop, 18-21 Nov 2013, Cape Town S.A.The Youth Economic Participation Initiative Questions or Comments? @TalloiresNet /talloiresnetwork http://talloiresnetwork.tufts.edu talloiresnetwork@tufts.edu TN Secretariat Contact Information