GenERAtion project
closing seminar on
Absorption capacity of
Higher Education institutions and countries
Sopron & Eisenstadt 28/29 April, 2006
Seminar Invitation
Dear Partners,
We have the pleasure of inviting you to the last European seminar in the series of the GenERAtion dissemination project.
This seminar on the Absorption capacity of Higher Education Institutions and countries is jointly organised by the Hungarian and Austrian Erasmus National Agencies in co-operation with the Fachhochschulstudiengänge Burgenland.
The objective of our seminar is to discuss the future challenge for Higher Education institutions and national agencies related to their absorption capacity and the quality of an increasing mobility. Issues concerning accommodation, intercultural & language preparation, administration of mobility at institutional and national level will be in the focus of the workshops. The seminar is targeted to representatives of Higher Education institutions, national authorities and National Agencies.
The deadline for registration is March 10, 2006.
Information on practical arrangements will be published at

For more information, please contact either Mr. Szabolcs Bokodi at Tempus Public Foundation (szabolcs.bokodi{at} or Mr. Wolfgang Eckel at Sokrates Nationalagentur Österreich (wolfgang.eckel{at}

Hoping to welcome you all at the border of Hungary and Austria!
Szabolcs Bokodi & Wolfgang Eckel

Thursday 27 April 2006

Arrival of participants – Shuttle Buses from the Vienna International Airport to Hotel Fagus in Sopron.

20.00 Welcome drink in the Hotel Fagus Sopron
Friday 28 April 2006
Seminar venue:  Fachhochschulstudiengänge Burgenland Ges.m.b.H.
Campus 1 A-7000 Eisenstadt (Austria)
09.00   Transport from Sopron (hotel) to Eisenstadt
09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee  (coffee at Room Nr. SE 0.01)
10.00 – 11.00 Opening of the seminar  Auditorium Nr. 5
  • Tempus Public Foundation – Katalin Kurucz
  • Socrates National Agency Austria – Wolfgang Eckel

Official address by:

  • Ingrid Schwab-Matkovits, Managing Director of the FH Burgenland
  • Josef Tiefenbach, Official Representative from the Regional Government of Burgenland – Austria
  • Magda Farkas, Ministry of Education – Hungary
  • Manuela Fried, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture – Austria
11.00 – 12.30      Plenary session - Increasing mobility – Two different approaches!
                               Auditorium Nr. 5
Juha Ketolainen, CIMO, Finland
Ida Karner, Erasmus Coordinator University of Vienna, Austria

12.30 - 14.00  Lunch     (Room Nr. SE 0.01)

14.00-15.30  Parallel workshops (part I.)

1. Accommodation    (Room Nr. SE 2.07)
Chair and presentation 1: Günther Jedliczka, ÖAD Housing Service, AT
Presentation 2: Špela Debenjak, Student Union University of Ljubljana, SI
Rapporteur: Vanessa Lambrecht, NUFFIC, NL

2. Intercultural and language preparation – Good practices at Institutional Level (Room Nr. SE 2.08)

Chair and presentation 1: Tove Heidemann, CVU Sonderjylland. University College, DK
Presentation 2: Tapio Pihlajaniemi - Introduction part, Tapio Pihlajaniemi- Intercultural language preparation example, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences / School of Engineering, FI
Presentation 3: Dr. Irena Zavrl, FH Burgenland, AT
Presentation 4: Ágnes M. Károlyi, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, HU
Rapporteur: Ilse Schindler, AT

3. Raising efficiency of administration for outgoings  (Room Nr. SE 2.19)

Chair and presentation 1: Tarja Hoyer, Helia University of Business and Applied Sciences, FI
Presentation 2: Laschet Wolfgang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO
Presentation 3: Renate Burian, University of Vienna, AT
Presentation 4: Judit Csala, Corvinus University of Budapest, HU
Rapporteur: Carin Daniel-Ramirez-Schiller, NA Austria, AT

4. Academic service for incomings  (Room Nr. SE 2.18)

Chair: Johan Geentjens, NA Belgium, BE
Presentation 1: Daniela Wagner, FH Wr. Neustadt, AT
Presentation 2: Riitta Salmi, Academy of Fine Arts – Kuvataideakatemia, FI
Presentation 3: Judit Németh, University of Pécs, HU
Presentation 4: Barbara Guignard, French exchange student working on student mobility and intercultural integration, FH Krems, FR/AT
Rapporteur: Neža Pajnič, NA Slovenia, SI

15.30-16.00  Coffee Break    (Room Nr. SE 0.01)
16.00-17.30  Parallel workshops (part II.)

18.00  Transport to the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt

19.00  Dinner in the Palace
21.30  Transport from Eisenstadt to Sopron (hotel)

Saturday 29 April 2006
Seminar venue:  Hotel Fagus**** 9400 Sopron, Ojtózi fasor 3. (Hungary)

09.30-11.00   Reports from the workshops
Workshop 1  - Vanessa Lambrecht (NA Netherlands)
Workshop 2  - Ilse Schindler (AT)
Workshop 3  - Carin Daniel Ramirez Schiller (NA Austria)
Workshop 4  - Neza Pajnic (NA Slovenia)
11.00-11.30  Coffee break

11.30-12.55 Panel Discussion

Chair: Wolfgang Eckel, Socrates NA, AT 
Panellists: Annette Kratz (University of Keele, UK), Isidro López-Aparicio (University of Granada, ES), Barbara Giugnard (Erasmus Incoming Student at FH Krems, FR/AT), José Puigpelat (European Commission), Siegbert Wuttig (DAAD, DE), Vidar Pedersen (SIU, NO), Katalin Kurucz (Tempus Public Foundation, HU)

12.55-13.00  Official closing

Wolfgang Eckel, Director Socrates NA, AT
Gabriella Kemény, Director Tempus Public Foundation, HU;

13.00-14.00  Lunch

14.00-15.30  Cultural programme – optional (Sopron sightseeing)

17.00-  Boat trip at the lake Fertő

17.00-17:30 Evaluation of the project activities
José Puigpelat (European Commission), Szabolcs Bokodi (Project Coordinator) and Members of the Steering Group of the Project and the organisers of the five GenERAtion seminars

17.30-19.30  Dinner (on the boat)

Sunday 30 April 2006
Departure of participants from the hotel


Magyar European Commission - Education & Training Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma

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