FINST Final Conference

Event date - 29/01/2013
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Project Financing the Students’ Future is one of ESU’s flagship projects, focusing on financing and in particular on students’ view on financing of higher education in European countries. For the past 2 years we have been gathering different data, discussing the challenges of financing with students all over Europe and different stakeholders at the Launch Conference in Tallinn, Consultations seminar in Liverpool and European training in Bucharest, we have been writing different articles and future funding scenarios and preparing student policy recommendations on funding of Higher Educations. More information about the project and the project outcomes can be found on

The Final conference will outline the main outcomes of the FINST project, focusing on the research part that will be published in the Research Compendium. Following these presentations, there will be an information session about the funding of Higher education on European level and a discussion about the future of funding, where we will try to find the answer to the question what should be the future funding policies.

Registration: Please send an e-mail to with the title ‘FINST Final Conference Registration’ saying that you would be interested to participate in the event or if you have any questions about the registration.

Venue: Office of Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano-South Tyrol, Rue de Pascale 45-47




Brussels, Belgium

Tuesday, 29th of January 2013

09.00 – 09.45Registration of the participants09.45 – 11.00

Presentation of FINST project and results

Short introduction of the FINST project and presentation of the research results: mapping process, hypotheses, future funding scenarios

11.00 – 12.00


Higher education funding on European level – where are we at the moment?

Information session with stakeholders on the current developments on funding of Higher education on European level, focusing on the MFF and Erasmus for all (YES Europe) negotiations

12.00  – 13.00Networking lunch

13.00 – 15.00


The future of HE funding – where should we go?

Presentation of student policy recommendations and responses from key stakeholder organisations on the European level and FinSt Advisory Board



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