21 October 2021 at 11:58 am

New Zealand team connects with European educators

Education New Zealand and our leading tertiary institutions have made the case for an Aotearoa New Zealand education at the largest annual conference for international education professionals in Europe.

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Representatives from all eight New Zealand universities and Te Pūkenga New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology joined the European Association for International Education (EAIE) community exchange, run virtually this year from 28 September to 1 October.

At the New Zealand Pavilion, ENZ’s Europe team led a “What’s new in New Zealand” session on the global and local initiatives ENZ has launched to keep our sector engaged with international stakeholders. Participants showed particular interest in the new Studying Sustainability in Aotearoa New Zealand guide on Study with New Zealand.

Ahead of the event, ENZ briefed representatives from our tertiary institutions on developments in Europe over the past year and the next steps we are planning.

Four key education agents from Germany, France, Denmark and the United Kingdom joined a frank panel discussion on the current perceptions of New Zealand in their countries.  The agents from our ENZ Recognised Agency programme (ENZRA) discussed the ways we can work together to make sure our international education sector is ready to go once border restrictions are lifted.

ENZ’s Europe Team also joined with the European Commission to co-host an online workshop on the European Union’s Erasmus+ education cooperation and exchange programmes. Representatives from New Zealand and Australian higher education institutions were invited.

The workshop, timed for the start of a new seven-year funding cycle, dealt with the basics of three key Erasmus+ projects – international credit mobility, Erasmus Mundus international study programmes and Jean Monnet Actions on teaching and research. 

Another workshop, hosted by the European Commission in November 2021, will go into more detail. If you’d like to know more, get in touch with ENZ’s Market Development Manager Europe, Olga Elli at Olga.Elli@enz.govt.nz

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