The EPOG ecosystem
|The EPOG+ programme has been awarded in June 2022 a “Unesco chair”.|
“UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work. Through this network, higher education and research institutions all over the globe pool their resources, both human and material, to address pressing challenges and contribute to the development of their societies. In many instances, the networks and chairs serve as thinktanks and bridgebuilders between academia, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making. They have proven useful in informing policy decisions, establishing new teaching initiatives, generating innovation through research and contributing to the enrichment of existing university programmes while promoting cultural diversity. In areas lacking expertise, chairs and networks have evolved into poles of excellence and innovation at regional or sub-regional levels. They also contribute to strengthening North-South-South cooperation.“
More information on EPOG-Unesco chair: here.
The programme benefits from the activity of two associations:
|Friends of EPOG||It gathers organisations and individuals (such as renowned researchers or practitioners) from both academic and non-academic institutions, willing to support the programme (financial support, ad-hoc participation in seminars, dissemination and promotion, etc.).|
|EPOG Students and Alumni Association (EPOG SAA)||It is made of the EPOG+ students and alumni, as well as the alumni from the EPOG programme (which has been funded under the Erasmus Mundus programme between 2013 and 2019) and the students and alumni from the “EPOG 2” programme. Its activities include networking with academic and non-academic actors around the world, contributing to the programme (through seminars, mentorship, internship and job proposals, dissemination and promotion…), developing an online social network, organising an annual meeting… The association is also the joint-editor of the “EPOG Policy briefs”.|