EUCEN President Dr. Balazs Nemeth presented results of the network's activities for 2019. He drew attention to the fact that EUCEN events mainly related to the topics such as Sustainable Development Goals, interaction with NGOs and national networks engaged with quality of continuing education, cooperation with global organizations - UNESCO, European University Association (EAU), International Association of Universities (IAU) over internationalization of continuing education.
During the GA, participants voted to admit new HEIs to EUCEN - University of Siegen (Germany), Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), University of Huelva (Spain), University of Minho (Portugal), Cyprus West University (Cyprus), University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom).
The next GA of EUCEN is scheduled to be held in June 2021 in Utrecht (Netherlands).
EUCEN was established in 1991. The main goal of EUCEN is to promote the social, economic and cultural life of Europe through the development and promotion of continuing education in universities of Europe and other regions of the world. The network currently has 159 institutional members (universities, professional associations, NGOs) from 36 countries.
The RUDN University has been keeping an institutional membership at EUCEN since 2012.
Vice-Rector for International Affairs of RUDN University Larisa Efremova held negotiations with representatives of Hebei University of Engineering and the International Corporation “Eurasia”. The parties came to a decision to create a joint project — the Polytechnic Institute of Hebei University of Engineering and Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.
October 14, within the framework of Russia’s chairmanship in BRICS, a meeting of the International Steering Committee of the BRICS Network University was held in the format of a videoconference at the site of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.
October 9, negotiations were held between RUDN Medical Institute and Weifang Medical University (China). RUDN University was represented in the negotiations by Alexey Abramov, Director of the Institute, Yulia Gushchina, Deputy Director for international activities and Gabriel Moshlyak, Head of the Department for interuniversity cooperation.