B.EST: Brussels Executive Study Trip, 20 – 26 January 2019
On 20-26 January 2019 the COMPASS project organised an Executive Study Trip to Brussels for the partner-countries. This event was held at the Press Club, in the heart of Brussels, bringing together top-level delegations from across the Consortium for five days of training and networking: partner-HEI representatives, affiliate academics and ministry officials from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as UK Universities – Cambridge and Kent. The attendees of this landmark event met high-level EU officials and practitioners to exchange ideas and learn more about EU decision-making, negotiations, lobbying, trade, funding and tender opportunities, scientific cooperation and strategic priorities for the Eastern neighbourhood and Central Asia. The event was organised with the assistance of EUpportunity, to whom the COMPASS project extends its gratitude for excellent organisation and handling of the event! The full programme can be found here.