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Country: Lithuania
City : Vilnius
Start date: 07-11-2019
End date: 08-11-2019

Vilniaus kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (VK) – the largest accredited higher professional education institution in Lithuania. Founded in 2000, now VK has more than 7000 students, who study here under 48 study programmes in 7 faculties: Electronics and Informatics, Economics, Business Management, Health Care, Pedagogic, Arts and Creative Technologies and Agro-technologies. The Forum on the Knowledge Economy acknowledged VK as one of the most advanced higher education institutions in the sphere of innovation management, „… which generates new knowledge in its environment and fosters the development of human society“.

The meeting itself will take place at CENTRAL BUILDING of Vilniaus kolegija / University of Applied Sciences, Saltoniškių str. 58, LT-08105 Vilnius, Lithuania



7 November 2019

10:00-10:15 Welcome by  dr. Nijolė Zinkevičienė, Vice-Rector for Research and Partnership at Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Lithuania

Welcome by Anabela Mesquita, SPACE President, ISCAP, Portugal

10:15-12:15 Interactive workshop: Learning Innovation – Live Projects. Ability to enhance the learning experience and quality and to develop sets of transferrable and cognitive skills that are the most required by today’s employers. Rasa Jodienė, dr. Vaida Bartkutė-Norkūnienė
12:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:15 Interactive workshop: An Innovative Approach to Holistic Education and Learning: S.M.A.R.T. Flavius Streianu
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:15 Interactive workshop: Refugees Entrepreneurship. Achievement of relevant and high quality skills about entrepreneurial education addressing Refugees students attending college/ university in humanities and arts, social science and education;

Supporting employability of university students enhancing the quality of students’ knowledge and supporting innovation and creativity through an interdisciplinary approach. Muhammad Sohail

19:00 Dinner at Grey

8 November 2019

9:30-11:00 Emerging Trends in Project Management for 2020. Calls for project proposals. Anne-Marie van den Dries

Discussion on by the members proposed project applications




Interactive Workshop: Research, Development and Innovation. Contributing to closer cooperation between academia and the business world. Ways to enable science and business to cooperate effectively in R&D and innovation and to concentrate and update R&D, innovation, higher education, and knowledge-intensive business infrastructure. dr. Nijolė Zinkevičienė
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Interactive Workshop: In the Search of Project. Identifying the needs and challenges of HEI and SPACE. Looking for similarities and partners with similar interests and/or approaches. Working in similar interest groups on defining core aspects: (1) what, (2) why, (3) how, (4) who. Dividing tasks, responsibilities and timeline for writing a project proposal Katažyna Četyrkovska
15:30-16.00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Interactive workshop: Try! Ways to Boost Creativity. Ways to release our creative potential to improve our work, education and life in general – without being limited by our social, professional or cultural backgrounds. Greta Sičiūnaitė
17:30-18:00 Summing up from the Workshops. Next steps.
19:00 Facultative Dinner at Queensberry


Tourist information

Vilnius is a city of many faces, of many names, of mysteries and contradictions. Some are surprised to find this gem of the Italian Baroque, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in such a remote corner of the Europe, but in fact it is less than 20 kilometres from the geographic centre of Europe. There are so many cultures and national influences entangled and though today Vilnius is very much Lithuanian, but at the same time it is like a miniature Europe in one town. Come and discover it yourselves! Wander the streets and do not be surprised by a strange déjà vu – you have probably seen some corners on the big screen, since it was the location for many world famous films.Come to Vilnius to find the Europe, come to Vilnius to find your inspiration. Come to Vilnius to fall in love!


Vilnius has been ranked 4th in Europe as a city for fast-growth businesses. The list, compiled by influential US business publication Inc.,explained that Vilnius outperformed the likes of Stockholm, London, Rome and Oslo thanks to its status as a financial centre and its focus on entrepreurialism. “As the capital of Lithuania and one of the largest financial centers in the Baltic region, it may not be so surprising that Vilnius also boasts some major small-business talent. While Vilnius is known for its iconic Old Town–the largest surviving medieval town in Northern Europe–the city has plenty to offer entrepreneurs of the future”.





Conference abstract


List of delegates

First name Last name Organisation E-mail
Anabela Mesquita SPACE Network
Anna Alapeteri Oulu University of Applied Sciences
Anna Zotova Samara State University of Economics
Annemie Van den dries SPACE
Elke Kitzrlmann Innsbruck University
Luc Broes SPACE network
Maria Ivone Osório Cardoso ISCAP
Mikael Forsström Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Nida Macerauskiene Vilniaus kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences
Rasa Jodienė Utena University of Applied Sciences
Vaida Bartkutė-Norkūnienė Utena University of Applied Sciences



Guidelines full papers

Guidelines workshops


Important Dates

New project ideas have to be mailed to our project manager Annemie Van den Dries before the end of October.

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