Session 06.03

Sense-making: Connecting internal currents in European Universities Initiative alliances

Challenges emerging in the current stage of the European Universities Initiative require profound reflection on the sense of the initiative. Effective communication and real engagement of internal stakeholders at higher education institutions are essential to reach a deep transformation. In this session, we will involve you in this reflection with presentations on the meaning of transformational change and sense-making, connecting these concepts to the EUI.


  • European-funded programmes
    • European Universities Initiative
  • Leadership, strategy and policy
    • Internal stakeholder engagement


  • Francesco Girotti, 
    University of Bologna, Italy


  • Agata Mannino, 
    University of Padova, Italy
  • Albert Nijboer, 
    Protestant Theological University, Netherlands