Session VIRT12

Democratic and academic values in international cooperation: EU roles and responsibilities

Promoting, protecting and exchanging democratic and academic values is a priority in the EU’s approach to international cooperation in research and education. In this session, panellists will discuss the different mechanisms and frameworks that exist or are being developed at EU level to support diverse higher education and research actors in managing partnerships and knowledge exchange from a values-based perspective.

This session will be available to watch on-demand and will be broadcast during the virtual programme on Friday, 29 September at 11:00 CEST. 


  • Leadership, strategy and policy
    • Knowledge diplomacy
  • Social responsibility
    • Community engagement and dialogue


  • Marija Mitic, 
    European Commission, Belgium


  • Svein Hullstein, 
    European Commission, Belgium
  • Mostafa Moonir Shawrav, 
    MCAA - MSCA Alumni Association, Belgium