EADTU's annual EADTU-EU Summit in Brussels is a returning opportunity to discuss latest developments and new policy lines in higher education. The Summit is a unique moment in bringing together European umbrella organisations and stakeholders in Higher Education (HE) as well as the national representatives of national governments.

Previous editions

Leading the Future of Learning

8 May 2024


Retention in Open and Distance Education
André Biederbeck (FernUniverstität in Hagen)

Personalisation of Education by AI and Big Data
Lourdes Guàrdia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

Towards Personalised Education
Roland Ettema and Zuzanna Glogowska (Open Universiteit)

Student and staff mental wellbeing in online, open and distance higher education
Kate Lister (Arden University; Open University UK)


EADTU-EU Summit 2024 Conclusions

Accelerating towards a digital and inclusive campus

23 May 2023


Leveraging digital transformation for innovative higher education and training
Ivana Juraga, Policy Officer, Digital Education Unit, European Commission

Generative AI and LLM in Digital Education, Chat GPT
Mike Sharples (Open University, UK)

Quality perspectives on Microcredentials
Anna Gover, Director of ENQA

Inclusion and Digital Accessiblity
Ada Pellert, Vice-President EADTU, Rector FernUniversität in Hagen


EADTU-EU Summit 2023 Conclusions

Digital Transformations in Higher Education

11 May 2022


Higher Education in Emergency 
Svitlana Shytikova (Coordinator, National Erasmus+ Office – Ukraine)

DigiTel Pro training programme digital education; Synchronous hybrid, blended and online education models 
Iwan Wopereis (Open Universiteit NL)

Digital higher education and diversity and inclusion 
John Butcher (Open University UK)

Digital higher education and E-assessment Klaus-Dieter Rossade (Open University UK)

State of affairs Microcredentials, modularisation in continuing education George Ubachs and Alessandra Antonaci (EADTU)

Higher Education in the New Normal

17 June 2021


Consolidation of post-Covid approaches to digital education; Synchronous hybrid, blended and online education models
Marieke Pieters (Educational Researcher, KU-Leuven)
Martijn Ouwehand (Project manager Educational Innovation, TU Delft)
Wiebe Dijkstra (Adviser on Blended Learning & Trainer, TU-Delft)
Albert Sangra (Professor of Education, UOC)

Digital education and university alliances
Sanna-Katja Parikka (Chair of the Una Europa IT for Education)

Digital higher education and smart regions
Richard Tuffs (Consultant, former Director of ERRIN)

State of affairs Microcredentials, modularisation in continuing education
Mark Brown (Vice President Academic Affairs DCU)

Recognition of credited and non-credited microcredentials and short learning programmes
Clare Dunn (Recognition of Prior Learning Manager, Open University UK)

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Education

30 April 2020


Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Unit Higher Education EAC, European Commission

Microcredentials; the Common Microcredential Framework (CMF), the European MOOC Consortium
Catherine Mongenet, FUN- France
Matthew Hodges, MiriadaX

Embracing a new qualification Implementing CMF in (MOOC-Based) Short Learning programmes
Mark Brown, DCU (ECIU University; European University Alliance)
Kate Sandars, Futurelearn

The concept and role of online Short Learning Programmes in European Higher Education
Tom Melai, Open University of the Netherlands

Empowering education by artificial intelligence
Jesus Boticario, UNED

EMBED; the European Maturity Model for Blended Education; launch of the EMBED MOOC
Yi-Shan Tsai, University of Edinburgh

“Emergency Remote Teaching initiative” by Pastora Martínez Vice president UOC

European University Networks and Virtual Mobility

30 April 2019


European report on Virtual Mobility Results of EADTU’s Task Force and Peer Learning Activity on Virtual Mobility - George Ubachs, Managing Director EADTU

The recognition and qualification of short learning and MOOC-based programmes Introduction and panel by the European MOOC Consortium partners - Mark Lester, Managing Director, Universities and Educational Partnerships, FutureLearn 

European university networking and the role of the “eU.University hub” - Maria Gravari-Barbas, Vice-President Panthéon Sorbonne Paris 1

The European University initiative. UNA Europa: mission and main actions - Katrien Vanelven, International Institutional Relations KU-Leuven

Read here the VM report on Innovative Models for Collaboration and Student Mobility in Europe.

EADTU-EU Summit 2016

22 April 2016


Memorandum of Understanding on Short Learning Programmes

Liz Marr - Director Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships, The Open University, UK
Refugees and displaced people: what role can Open Universities play?

Paulo Dias - Rector Universidade Aberta de Portugal
Short Learning Programmes

George Ubachs - Managing Director EADTU