Free Conference "International Cooperation of Universities in the Area of Lifelong Learning"

free conference

 

The Rector of WSB University in Poznań is pleased to invite you to attend an international conference on International Cooperation of Universities in the Area of Lifelong Learning.

The main objective of  the conference is to establish the cooperation between Universities (including the Universities of the Third Age)  and organizations working in the area of Lifelong Learning.

The conference will be organized for the purpose of disseminating the results of an international Project KIPAM (Knowledge Is Power, Age Ain’t Matter) carried out by WSB University in Poznan within the Erasmus+ program.

Participation in the conference including accommodation food is free of charge. Additionally the host institution will cover travel expenses up to the limit of EUR 100 and accommodation expenses up to the limit of EUR 60.

Date:
12th April 2018

Venue:

WSB University in Poznan (WSB) Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Poznaniu
ul. Powstancow Wielkopolskich 2a
61-895 Poznan, Poland

Contact:
wsb.ic@wsb.poznan.pl

The conference aims to:

  • Create an opportunity for the participants to establish contacts and partnerships with universities from Europe, Asia and Africa
  • Familiarize the participants with the KIPAM project results
  • Be a platform for the participants to present their own experience in the area of lifelong learning
  • Create an opportunity for the participants to find partners for international projects, especially EU-funded projects
  • Make it possible for the participants to take part in interesting workshops 

The conference is not of a scientific nature. Therefore, we do not plan any scientific speeches but rather participants’ presentations about their universities or organizations and their activities and experiences in the field of Lifelong Learning. Participants will also be asked to prepare written information or short articles about those subjects. They will be published in conference materials. We do not plan to publish scientific articles on other subjects.

At the request of the participant, WSB will issue a certificate of participation in the conference.

 

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Program:

Thursday the 12th April 2018

08.03 – 09.00  Registration of the participants
09.30 – 09.45 Rector’s welcome speech
09.45 – 10.45 Presentation of the KIPAM project
10.45 – 11.00 Presentation WSB University in Poznan
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break, networking**
11.30 – 12.30 Workshops I
12.30 – 12.45 Coffee break, networking**
12.45 – 13.45 Workshops II
13.45 – 14.30 Lunch, networking**
14.30 – 14.45 Polish survival
14.45 - 16.15 Participants’ presentations about their universities or organisations *
16.15 – 16.45 networking**

19.30 – welcome dinner

Friday the 13th April 2018 (optional)

10.00 – 14.00 Poznan sightseeing guided tour
f.ex. visiting Poznan historic centre, Porta Posnania - the interactive cultural heritage center and fun in the Poznan Croissant Museum

* Since one of the conference objectives is to get to know each other and establish contacts between universities or organizations, representatives are asked to prepare 5-minute-long presentations.

The aim of each presentation is to provide short information about the university or organization. The presentation should focus on what distinguishes the university or organization from the others and about the experiences in the field of Lifelong Learning or possibilities of international cooperation.

All detailed information about each university will be published in conference materials (brochure).

** During the conference some time will be devoted to networking. Participants can bring with them materials from their universities or organization (leaflets, folders, visiting cards).

Financing

The conference is co-financed from EU funds under the Erasmus + program, from the KIPAM project. WSB provides free participation in the conference, materials, catering and a welcome dinner.

In addition, WSB reimburses accommodation costs up to the amount of 60 euros per person and travel costs up to the amount of 100 euros per person.

Conditions for obtaining a reimbursement:

  • participation in the conference (proved by the signature on the list of participants)
  • sending photocopies of: accommodation bill, travel tickets: air, rail or bus (WSB does not refund costs of travelling by public transport or taxi).

The refund will be made into the bank account specified by the participant in the currency: Euro or Polish Zloty (as indicated).

IMPORTANT: Ensuring financing of your participation in the conference

Because the conference funds come from the project funds, we have to contract the costs of your participation beforehand. Therefore, it is crucial that you confirm your participation asap by email wsb.ic@wsb.poznan.pl and send to us before the conference a copy (scan) of your travel tickets or proof of payment for the journey or a copy of your accommodation booking.

 

About KIPAM project:

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The international project  „KIPAM – ”Knowledge is power, age ain't matter” is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program. It is conducted by WSB University in Poznań in cooperation with 4 universities from the EU and Turkey.

The purpose of the KIPAM project is to provide more opportunities for people aged 50+ and  make them more active by developing and disseminating know-how on how to commence and conduct non-vocational education at higher education institutions within the framework of the Academic  University of the Third Age (AU3A).

 

Project Partners:

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Dumlupinar University (Kutahya, Turkey), The University of Dundee (Scotland, UK), University of Salerno (Salerno, Italy), University of Vigo (Vigo, Spain)

Detailed information about the project can be found on: www.kipam.eu                                               

Practical information

Accommodation
Participants can book different accommodation in Poznan, too, we recommend www.booking.com
To obtain a refund for accommodation up to the amount of 60 euros (about 260 PLN), a participant has to provide WSB with a copy of the hotel bill and show the original bill.
A participant can use accommodation whose cost exceeds 60 euros. He then submits the bill and WSB refunds 60 euros. If a participant books accommodation cheaper than 60 euros, it will be refunded to the amount shown on the hotel bill.
Please book your accommodation as soon as possible, as the number of rooms in individual hotels is limited.

Journey
Poznan has an airport (Poznan-Lawica Airport) which serves domestic and international flights. Direct flights to Poznan can be quite expensive. Air services to Warsaw or Berlin (Germany) can be much more frequent and cheaper. Poznań is located approx. 300 km away from these cities. There are fast and express train and bus connections between Berlin - Poznan and Warsaw - Poznan (approximately a 3-hour journey).

Links:

www.intercity.pl/en/
www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml
www.polskibus.com/en/index.htm

The main Railway Station and the Coach Station is located in the city center, close to the WSB University in Poznan.