4th July
Brussels, Belgium

Excellence for all europeans!

EU’niversitas - An University Alliance open to Excellence, Europe, Future and Society

The event aims to generate a paradigmatic change in the way higher education institutions, businesses and public authorities cooperate within the upcoming framework of Erasmus Plus programme.

Join the Universities of the Future in Brussels and help us to create the main results of this challenging European initiative, while addressing the needs of wide range of stakeholders. During the seminar- Engaging key players and co-creating a sound collaborative strategy in order to boost the engagement of all stakeholders in the project from an early stage, showcasing best practices and experience. This thematic series discusses and debates the tasks and challenges that the Universities of the Future are facing, and the strategies and policies that should be developed for its survival and transformation in the future, especially what concerns Erasmus Plus programme.


EU’niversitas aims for submission to ERASMUS PLUS “EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES” programme.

EU’niversitas Alliance is led by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and open for partnering, cooperation and membership. This event is aimed at presenting EU’niversitas manifesto, inviting partner universities and debating universities alliance principle. The growing rule of Universities in contributing to deploy Societal responses to emerging challenges face by Europe makes the event timely and so the principles to proposed in EU’niversitas manifesto


Universities, urban and regional authorities, entrepreneurial clusters represent in Brussels.




Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union
Rue Belliard 41-43
1040, Brussels, Belgium
09:30- 14:00
July 4th, 2019


09h30 Coffee and registration
10h00 Welcome address
Simonas Šatūnas
Permanent Representative of Republic of Lithuania to the EU, Ambassador
10h15 Erasmus+ programme and European Universities
Tine Delva
European Commission- Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Policy advisor; Unit on Higher Education;
10h30 EU’niversitas
Marcos Nogueira
IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution, Head of EU Office
10h45 VGTU approach for EU’niversitas
Asta Radzevičienė
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vice-rector for strategic partnership
11h00 Coffee break
11h15 Milano Bicocca, a hub of academic innovation and entrepreneurship
Elisabetta Marafioti
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Associate Professor of Business Economics and Director of the Master in Digital Transformation
11h30 LUT an emerging centrality for technology and science in Finland
Anne Vuorema
LUT University, Research Services, Excellent Science, Funding Team Leader, Grant Coach, LUT Brussels Representative
11h45 Erasmus Universities, terms of reference
Paula Peiró
IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution / ISG University, Project developer
12h00 Debate - Q&A
12h50 Farewell address
Brigita Serafinavičiūtė
Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office LINO, Head Office


Basilio Horta

Simonas Šatūnas

Permanent Representative of Republic of Lithuania to the EU


Tine Delva

Tine Delva

Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, Policy advisor

Unit on Higher Education

Basilio Horta

Marcos António Nogueira

IrRADIARE Science for Evolution

Managing partner and EU Head Office in Brussels

Asta Radzeviccienee

Asta Radzevičienė

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Vice-Rector for Strategic partnership

Elisabetta Marafioti

Elisabetta Marafioti

Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca

Associate Professor of Business Economics and Director of the Master in Digital Transformation

Anne Vuorema

Anne Vuorema

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology LUT

Project Manager, LUT Representation in Brussels

Paula Peiro

Paula Peiró

IrRADIARE Science for Evolution / ISG University

Project developer

Brigita Serafinavičiūtė

Brigita Serafinavičiūtė

Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office LINO

Head Office



IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution

European Office

IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution, represents in Brussels a significant number of Portuguese entities among which cities, regions, municipalities, clusters and agencies.



Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) is a leading higher education institution situated inVilnius the capital of Lithuania.Established in 1956 VGTU is one of the biggest research universities in Lithuania with a focus on technologies and engineering and strong emphasis on university-business cooperation.



Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO)

The main aim of LINO is to strengthen European research cooperation facilitating the successful integration of Lithuanian researchers into international research and innovation projects as well as monitor, analyze and report on developments in EU research and innovation policy.

Visit Brussels

City of Brussels

Brussels, Flemish Brussel, French Bruxelles, city, capital of Belgium. It is located in the valley of the Senne (Flemish: Zenne) River, a small tributary of the Schelde (French: Escaut). Greater Brussels is the country’s largest urban agglomeration. It consists of 19 communes, or municipalities, each with a large measure of administrative autonomy. The largest commune - which, like the greater metropolitan area, is named Brussels - contains the historic core of the city and the so-called “European Quarter,” where the institutions of the European Union (EU) are located.

Greater Brussels officially became the Brussels-Capital Region in 1989, during the federalization of Belgium. Along with the much larger regions of Flanders and Wallonia, the Brussels - Capital Region constitutes one of the country’s three main political divisions. As the seat of the EU, Brussels is known as the “capital of Europe,” and its significance as a centre of international governance and business makes Brussels a true global city - a status shared with such metropolises as New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo. Area Brussels-Capital Region, 62 square miles (161 square km). Pop. (2015 est.) Brussels-Capital Region, 1,175,173; Brussels commune, 175,534.