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UAS4EUROPE High-level Evening Reception

Taking Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) to the next level: How to optimally participate in Horizon 2020 and beyond.

Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union
Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels

15 March 2017
18h30 – 22h00

15 March 2017 - 15 March 2017

Applied research is seen as a key driver for more innovation and therefore competitiveness, growth and jobs which are major priorities of the European Commission. Thus, research funding programmes are more and more designed to boost innovation, which actually creates ideal conditions for universities of applied sciences (UAS). However, UAS are still underrepresented in research funding at the European level.

Join a high-level panel discussion in order to shine a light on the reasons behind the current situation as well as to discuss possible new approaches. Our guests will be:

• Bernd Sibler, Bavarian State Secretary for Research
• Keith Sequeira, Senior Adviser to Commissioner Carlos Moedas
• Luciana Vaccaro, President of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
• Talita Soares, Senior Policy Officer at EARTO

The evening reception addresses decision makers and researchers at UAS as well as stakeholders from universities, industry, politics, and public authorities. It will follow a daytime conference which is intended primarily for researchers and EU (policy) officers working at European UAS and which will take place in the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels. For more information on the daytime conference please visit

A preliminary agenda of the evening reception can be found under

For registration, please click
Participation is free of charge. Please register before 3 March 2017. You will receive an automatic notification if your registration has been successful. However, please wait for the final confirmation of participation before booking flights and accommodation. Final confirmations will be sent out as of January.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our reception!

Anna Toivonen
on behalf of the UAS4EUROPE organisation committee
Phone: +32 2 211 41 97

UAS4EUROPE aims to strengthen the role of universities of applied sciences at the European level. It is a joint initiative from EURASHE, UASnet, swissuniversities, Hochschule Bayern e.V. and the Austrian FHK. For further information, please visit


Universities of Applied Sciences, Horizon 2020, Innovation, Bernd Sibler Bavarian State Secretary for Research, Keith Sequeira Senior Adviser to Commissioner Carlos Moedas, Luciana Vaccaro President of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Talita Soares Senior Policy Officer at EARTO, research funding programmes, international cooperation