The New Initiatives and Challenges in Europe (NICE) Network is an inter-university network consists of over 30 partner institutions from 21 countries in the Enlarged Europe, the Middle East, Australia and Asia. Northumbria University is the only UK member and signed the network’s Quality Charter in 2008.
The idea to create this network was born in 1992 when 12 Higher Education Institutions from 5 EU member states assembled at IPAG in Nice, France, to apply for ERASMUS funding. When the EU changed their policy in support of bilateral links in 1996, the NN group decided to carry on working together and to enlarge the network to further EU member states and partner countries.
The network has grown continually over the past two decades. Its members meet annually to exchange ideas, develop joint projects, conduct multilateral research programmes and forge long-term partnerships for their students.
Principles and Guidelines
The members of the NICE Network are committed to the Bologna and Lisbon conventions. They share underpinning values and and quality criteria. All participating institutions subscribe to a jointly agreed Quality Charter which ensures that all members accept and implement Erasmus+ as well as ECTS quality standards in their home institutions.
This three-day meeting will include a social activity, a series of plenary and workshop sessions and a formal dinner.
Registration will open in February/March 2018. Accommodation details will be available soon.