Membership

MEMBERSHIP

EURASHE – European Association of Institutions in Higher Education

COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

EUROPEN-PEN INTERNATIONAL – The Practice Enterprise Network

CDIO – Educational Framework for the Future Engineers Education

SPACE NETWORK – European Network for Business Studies and Languages

ENPHE – European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education

EFAD – European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians

EFRS – European Federation of Radiographer Societies

VETNNET – Veterinary European Transnational Network for Nursing Education and Training

ECLAS – European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools

COMENIUS ASSOCIATION – European Network of Teacher Training Institutes

ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts

AEC – European Association of Conservatories

EAIE – European Association for International Education

EERA – European Educational Research Association

 

Participation in the Nordplus – Baltic and Nordic cooperation networks:

Act in Art – Nordic/Baltic Nordplus network

NordPlus – Nordic/Baltic Nordplus network

 

EURASHE – European Association of Institutions in Higher Education

www.eurashe.be

EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied sciences and university colleges; other members of EURASHE are national and sectorial associations of higher education institutions, and other individual institutions, such as universities. EURASHE members operate within and across different national systems whether these are unitary or binary, professional and/or academic.VIKO representative: Dr. Nijolė Zinkevičienė, n.zinkeviciene@viko.lt

 

COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology

www.cost.eu

COST is a funding organisation for research and innovation networks. COST actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond and enable researchers and innovators to grow their ideas in any science and technology field by sharing them with their peers. COST Actions are bottom-up networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.VIKO representative: Dr. Erika Kubilienė, e.kubiliene@viko.lt

 

UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

www.unglobalcompact.org

The United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary United Nations pact that aims to encourage businesses and organizations  worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. The UN Global Compact is based on a principle-based framework, stating principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Since Vilniaus kolegija is a signatory of the UN Global Compact, it presents annual social responsibility and sustainability reports.VIKO atstovas: Dr. Giedrė Brazdauskaitė, g.brazdauskaite@vvf.viko.lt 

 

EUROPEN-PEN INTERNATIONAL – The Practice Enterprise Network

www.penworldwide.org

The worldwide network helping organisations in entrepreneurship training through the unique Practice Enterprise methodology “learning-by-doing”. Today, EUROPEN-PEN International administers a worldwide network of over 7,000 Practice Enterprises (PEs) in schools, universities, vocational training institutions, companies and training centres in more than 40 countries around the world. Over 200,000 trainees are trained in PEs each year.VIKO representative: Rima Bačiulytė, rima.baciulyte@viko.lt

 

CDIO: Educational Framework for the Future Engineers Education

www.cdio.org

The framework provides students with an education stressing engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving – Designing – Implementing – Operating (CDIO) real-world systems and products. Throughout the world, CDIO Initiative collaborators have adopted CDIO as the framework of their curricular planning and outcome-based assessment. The CDIO Initiative was developed with input from academics, industry, engineers, and students and was specifically designed as a template that can be adapted and adopted by any university engineering school. Because CDIO is an open architecture model, it is available to all university engineering programs to adapt to their specific needs and it is being adopted by a growing number of engineering educational institutions around the world. CDIO is currently in use in university aerospace, applied physics, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering departments.VIKO representative: Vytautas Lauciūnas, v.lauciunas@viko.lt

 

SPACE NETWORK – European Network for Business Studies and Languages

www.space-network.org

A European/international network of predominantly professional HEIs including universities & VET schools servicing researchers, teachers and students on levels 5, 6 and 7, in the field of Business, Languages, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism. It provides assistance in the submission & management of European projects; new teaching & learning methods; conceptual & applied research/innovation; a space for sharing & dissemination of new teaching and learning materials & methodologies, research & innovation, outcomes of projects; participation in a wide range of projects.VIKO representative: Nida Mačerauskienė, n.macerauskiene@vvf.viko.lt

 

ENPHE – European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education

The European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education consists of 183 member institutions and represents more than 30 countries. ENPHE welcomes all physiotherapy educational institutions in the European region, which provide at least a three-year educational programme. The aim of the network is to bring together and enhance collaboration between European institutes and physiotherapy educational institutions in the European region in order to: provide a forum for interaction and exchange of educational developments; promote the convergence of physiotherapy educational programmes; stimulate the development of the  European dimension in physiotherapy educational curricula; facilitate mobility of staff and students between physiotherapy educational institutions; encourage and support standards of high quality education in physiotherapy in accordance with the recommendations of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT and ER-WCPT); facilitate collaborative research projects between physiotherapy educational institutions; establish and maintain contacts and exchange information with other national and international bodies, organisations, and with the European authorities.VIKO representative: Dr. Milda Žukauskienė, m.zukauskiene@spf.viko.lt

 

EFAD – European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians

www.efad.org

EFAD has more than 35 National Dietetic Association members, representing over 35,000 dietitians in 27 European countries and 35 Education Associate Members. The aims of EFAD activities are to: promote the development of the dietitian’s profession; develop dietetics on a scientific and professional level in the common interest of the member associations; facilitate communication between national dietetic associations and other organisations – professional, educational, and governmental; encourage a better nutrition situation for the population of the member countries of Europe.VIKO representative: Dr. Erika Kubilienė, e.kubiliene@viko.lt

 

EFRS – European Federation of Radiographer Societies

www.efrs.eu

The European Federation of Radiographer Societies (EFRS) was founded in 2008 by 27 professional societies of radiographers. Through its member organisations the EFRS represents more than 100.000 radiographers and 8000 radiography students across Europe. The role of the European Federation of Radiographer Societies is to represent, promote and develop the profession of radiography in Europe, within the whole range of medical imaging, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy and education.VIKO representative: Dr. Jūratė Graželytė, j.grazelyte@spf.viko.lt

 

VETNNET – Veterinary European Transnational Network for Nursing Education and Training

www.vetnnet.com

VETNNET is the European Network for everyone involved in veterinary nurse training. We bring together colleges, veterinary associations, veterinary nurse associations, accreditation bodies and other organisations with an active interest in veterinary nurse training.

The aims of VETNNET are to:

* Promote veterinary nurse/technician training throughout Europe.

* Work toward harmonisation and transparency of the training curricula.

* Exchange materials & methods of training.

* Exchange teachers and students.

* Raise the profile of the veterinary nursing profession.

VIKO representative: Ernest Kostenko, e.kostenko@atf.viko.lt

 

ECLAS – European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools

www.eclas.org

ECLAS exists to foster and develop scholarship in landscape architecture throughout Europe by strengthening contacts and enriching the dialogue between members of Europe’s landscape academic community and by representing the interests of this community within the wider European social and institutional context.VIKO representative: Dr. Rimantė Kondratienė, r.kondratiene@atf.viko.lt

 

COMENIUS ASSOCIATION – European Network of Teacher Training Institutes

www.associationcomenius.org

The Comenius Association is an international network of European institutions of higher education specialized in Teacher Training and Social Education.

It aims to contribute to the development of the intercultural competence in training European teachers and educators with the idea that they will in their turn develop it in the future.

It aims to encourage future teachers and educators to look beyond their borders and to open themselves to otherness.

It aims to learn to appreciate our differences, to create tools that will help to understand other cultures better.

VIKO representative: Aušra Simoniukštytė, a.simoniukstyte@pdf.viko.lt

 

ELIA – European League of Institutes of the Arts

www.elia-artschools.org

ELIA is a globally connected European network that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education. With over 250 members in 47 countries, it represents some 300.000 students in all arts disciplines. Its cross-disciplinary quality makes ELIA unique as a network. ELIA advocates for higher arts education by empowering and creating new opportunities for its members and facilitating the exchange of good practices. ELIA collaborates with partner networks around the world.  ELIA members are higher arts education institutions from all artistic disciplines. ELIA’s offer is inclusive and diverse – it serves the needs of arts schools throughout all levels, from academic staff and international officers to students and upper management.VIKO representative: Dr. Birutė Žygaitienė, b.zygaitiene@mtf.viko.lt

 

AEC – European Association of Conservatories

 www.aec-music.eu

Established in 1953 it represents the interests of institutions that are concerned with training for the music profession. Today, the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) includes over 300 member institutions in 55 countries. The AEC works for the advancement of European Higher Music Education and, more generally, of music, the arts and culture in contemporary society and for future generations. It does this through providing support, information and expert advice to the specialist institutions offering Higher Music Education, through engaging in advocacy and partnership-building at European and international levels and through measures to raise understanding and enhance standards of Higher Music Education across the European Higher Education Area and beyond.VIKO representative: Dr. Andrius Juškys, a.juskys@mtf.viko.lt 

 

EAIE – European Association for International Education

www.eaie.org

EAIE is a non-profit, member-led organisation serving individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutions through a combination of training, conferences and knowledge acquisition and sharing. EAIE equip academic and non-academic professionals with best practices and workable solutions for  internationalisation challenges and provide a platform for strategic exchange. EAIE partner with key stakeholder organisations and institutions to promote our membership interests and advance international higher education in Europe and the rest of the world.

VIKO participation in EAIE is conducted via individual partnership.

VIKO representative: Jolanta Preidienė, j.preidiene@viko.lt 

 

EERA – European Educational Research Association

https://eera-ecer.de

EERA membership is made up of more than 35 national and regional Educational Research Associations from all parts of Europe. It is governed by the Council and the Executive Committee. The academic work is organised in thematic networks. From 1994 to 2008 EERA was constituted as a non-profit organisation under British Law and was based in Scotland. Since 2008 EERA has been based in Berlin, Germany and is constituted as a “Verein” (i.e. non-profit organisation under German Law).

EERA is dependent on the participation of the national associations to take forward its mission of promoting educational research in Europe and of fostering cooperation between associations of educational researchers. EERA was therefore founded as a learned society specifically for the purposes of:

* encouraging collaboration amongst educational researchers in Europe;

* promoting communication between educational researchers and international governmental organisations such as the EU, Council of Europe, OECD and UNESCO

improving communication amongst educational research associations and institutes within Europe;

* disseminating the findings of educational research and highlighting their contribution to policy and practice.

VIKO participation in EERA is conducted via the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA), where individual VIKO staff have their memberships.

LERA is a member of the European Educational Research Association (EERA). Members of LERA are also members of EERA. More about EERA: https://eera-ecer.de

EERA is a founding member of the World Education Research Association (WERA). Members of LERA are also members of WERA. More about WERA: https://wera.site-ym.com/

EERA is a member of the European Alliance for Social Sciences and Humanities (EASSH). Members of LERA are also members of EASSH. More about EASSH: http://www.eassh.eu/

VIKO representative: Vaiva Juškienė, v.juskiene@pdf.viko.lt 

 

Act in Art – Nordic/Baltic Nordplus network

www.actinart.org

The mission of ActinArt network is to support and facilitate Nordic/Baltic artistic Higher Education Institutions’ process in developing entrepreneurial mindset within curricula.VIKO representative: Dr. Andrius Juškys, a.juskys@mtf.viko.lt

 

NordPlus – Nordic/Baltic Nordplus network

www.nordplusmusic.net

NordPlus is a network consisting of higher education institutions providing professional music training in the area of pop, jazz and related music genres.

The purpose of the NordPlus network is to strengthen higher music education in the area of pop, jazz etc.

VIKO representative: Vita Sasnauskienė, v.sasnauskiene@mtf.viko.lt