Session 03.09

A ‘fluid connection’ approach bridging societal challenges and knowledge: International final degree dissertations

  • Wednesday 27 Sept
  • Dock 1A, Level 1, Rotterdam Ahoy
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Related Expert Communities Health and Welfare Education

Our society faces huge challenges and we must join forces to cope. In this context, the role of higher education institutions is essential. This session will focus on how to use cooperative international final degree dissertations to address broad issues such as healthcare equity, epidemic preparedness, underinvestment in healthcare workers and the health needs of migrant populations. This can only be achieved through a fluid connection between higher education institutions and stakeholders.


  • Social responsibility
    • Community engagement and dialogue
  • European-funded programmes
    • Erasmus+


  • Montse Romero-Mas, 
    Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya, Spain


  • Marion Karppi, 
    Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Rachel Vaughan, 
    European Association of Service Providers For Persons with Disabilities, Belgium