CONEXX-Europe will organize two events under the European Social Responsibility Days (#EUSRdays) next 9th and 10th November 2017. GUNi will be present at this conference presenting the 6th GUNi report ‘Towards a Socialy Responsible University – balancing the Global with the Local’ and the HEIRRI project.
CONEXX-Europe, as coordinator of the European project USR-Net – European Network of Socially Responsible Universities – and with the collaboration of the UNESCO Regional Observatory for Social Responsibility for the Caribbean and Latin America (ORSALC), will organize two events under the European Social Responsibility Days (#EUSRdays) mark that will take place on the days:
– 9 November 2017, from 15:00 to 18:00 hours, at the European Parliament in Brussels and
– 10 November 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
It will be an important occasion to discuss social responsibility in universities and promote their strategic value for territorial development.
GUNi will be present at the conference by the hand of Josep M. Vilalta, director of GUNi and executive-secretary of ACUP, and Alicia Betts, head of projects at GUNi and ACUP. Josep M. Vilalta will present the 6th GUNi report ‘Towards a Socialy Responsible University – balancing the Global with the Local’, giving a special emphasis on the dual responsibilities of universities at local and global scale, exploring the potential conflict, or intrinsic difficulties, in addressing both local demands of society based on the race for global competitiveness and local and global demands to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable society.
Alicia Betts will participate at the event as well, giving a special emphasis on the role of Responsible Research and Innovation in Higher Education presenting the EC-funded project HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation).