Day 1 - Saturday, 23 February 2019
EMA GA Activties

08:00 - 08:30Registration Day 1 Universität Wien 1., Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna
Meeting room: HG, BIG Hörsaal
08:45 - 09:00Opening and Welcoming Remarks
Pavan K Sriram, President of EMA
09:00 - 09:20The Future We Want: The Role Of Youth In Moving The Global Youth Agenda Forward
Keynote speaker: Ms Rita Izsàk-Ndiaye, Member and Rapporteur of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
09:20 - 09:45Unbreakable: Young Women Stories Of Resilience And Hope
Keynote speakers:
  • Ms Nareen Shammo, Yazidi Investigative Journalist and Human Rights Defender
  • Ms Xenia Siminciuc, Human Rights, Equality and Inclusion Expert , OHCHR Moldova
09:45 - 10:00Eu Agenda On Higher Education And Future Of Erasmus+ Programme
Keynote speaker: Adrian Veale, DG EAC
10:00 - 10:30World Coffee Break (I) and Ice Breaker
10:30 - 12:30Co-Creation Workshops & Parallel Sessions ( from 11:00 to 12:30)
10:30 - 11:00Buzztime 'Get to know EMA: Change & Growth': Evolution of EMA and Erasmus Student & Alumni Alliance (ESAA)
Pavan K Sriram, EMA President & Lucia Loposova, EMA Vice President
11:00 - 12:30

CW 1
Visualizing EMA 2025: Co-creation Of EMA's Strategy And Alignment With SD Goals For The Improved Future
Moderator: Pavan K Sriram, President of EMA
  • Didrik Strøhm, Young Sustainable Impact (YSI Global)
  • Hamsika Premkumar, UN Student Association, Oslo

CW 2
Cooperation And Development With Programme Coordinators: Foster Further Cooperation And Strengthening Collaboration With Emjmp And Emjdp Coordinators And Consortia
Moderator: Dr. Teeroumanee Nadan and Oxana Sytnik
  • EMJMP and EMJDP Coordinators and Consortium members
12:30 - 13:15Networking Lunch and Group Picture
13:15 - 14:00Our Alliance and collaborators- Who is Who?
Moderator: Kate Ramil, Regional Chapters Coordinator
  • MCAA
  • ESN
  • WBAA
  • gragErasmus
14:00 - 15:00Erasmus Mundus Brand, Sustainability and Jointness
Moderator: Carolina Ramos, Community Development
  • Adrian Veale, Policy Officer, Representative of DG EAC
  • Martina Friedrich, Erasmus + National contact point, Austria
  • Kitty Fehringer, Euraxess Europe head, Representative of DG RTD
  • Prof. Nicola Schiavon, Coordinator ARCHMATIAN, EMJMP
  • Lucia Loposova, Vice President, EMA
15:00 - 15:30World Coffee Break (II)
15:30 - 16:30Interactive Forum (IF)
IF 1New Structure and Statue Amendments & Voting: Need for the reshaping the structure and what is entails
Moderator: Pavan Sriram and Tom Ajime
  • EMA members only
  • Notary from Belgium
IF 2Cooperation And Development With Programme Coordinators:Course quality assurance and joint degree recognition
Moderator: Yasmine Sabri and Georgiana Mihut
  • EMJMP and EMJDP Coordinators and Consortium members
16:30 - 16:45Power Gap
16:45 - 17:00Results from Statue Amendments
Moderator: Prashant Kumar, Zara Kaushik and Meerim Karybaeva
17:00 - 17:30Keynote
Ms Rita Izsàk-Ndiaye

Lucia Loposova, Vice-President EMA
17:30 - 18:15Tips and tricks to be successful in getting into Graduate School and CV Clinic
  • Dr. Inês Crisóstomo and Dr. Teeroumanee Nandan
19:00 - 23:30Networking Reception
Welcome: Adrian, International Cooperation, DG EAC (TBC)
Inspirational Forum:
  • Prof. Kromp-kolb, Expert And Former Head Center For Global Change And Sustainability
  • Didrik Strøhm, Ysi Global
  • Hamsika Premkumar, UN Student Association
Gala Dinner with Cultural Show & EMA Awards Ceremony
Venue: Albert-Schweitzer-Haus, Vienna

Day 2 - Sunday, 24 February 2019
EMA GA activities and Conjunct sessions with MCAA

08:00 - 08:45Registration Day 2 Universität Wien 1., Universitätsring 1
08:45 - 09:00Welcome and agenda setting for Day 2
Pavan K Sriram, EMA President
09:00 - 10:15Interactive Forum (IF) - Parallel Sessions
IF 3New Structure and Units
Pavan Sriram and Lucia Loposova
Meeting room: HG, Hörsaal 02
IF 4What EMA can offer - Membership and MOUs with EMJMP and EMJDP
Moderator: Dr. Teeroumanee Nadan and Oxana Sytnik
  • EMJMP and EMJDP Coordinators and Consortium members
10:15 - 10:40Shared Responsibility for the World to Transform and Shape It Better
Didrik Strøhm and Xenia Siminciuc
10:40 - 11:00Closing and Announcement
11:00 - 11:30Coffee Break
  • MCAA Annual Conference Registrations
  • Career Fair (available all day)
11:00 - 13:00MCAA Opening Ceremony and Keynote
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:30Parallel Session 1 - MCAA
  • Mentoring and outreach projects
  • Career paths for researchers
  • Research Ability
  • Behind the scene of a business venture
15:30 - 16:00Networking Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30Parallel Session 2 - EMA (attendance a must for EMA members)
  • Projects
  • Strategy 2025
    • Campus Erasmus Mundus and Chapter Structure Innovation
      Pavan Sriram, President of EMA
    • EMA SPARK and Global Collaboration Hub
      Pavan Sriram, President of EMA
      Lucia Loposova, Vice-President of EMA
    • EMArathon
      Dr. Teeroumanee Nadan, Professional Development
    • DoesItMatter
      Oxana Sytnik, Communications
      Carolina Ramos, Community Development
17:30 - 18:00MCAA Summary of the Day 2
19:15 - 23:00Outreach Dinner with MCAA (Formal Dinner)
Venue: Wiener Rathauskeller, Rathausplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna (5 min walk from the Conference Venue)

Day 3 - Monday, 25 February 2019
EMA GA activities and Conjunct sessions with MCAA

08:00 - 09:00Registration Day 3 Universität Wien 1., Universitätsring 1
09:00 - 10:30Parallel Session 3 - MCAA
  • Proposal Writing Workshop (MSCA IF, ERC, FWF)
  • Future Of Research
  • A systems approach to Circular Economy
  • Mind the gap - Equality and Diversity for leadership in the research/academic environment
  • Artificial Intelligence - We will fall in love: P.S. "AI" we love you
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Parallel Session 4 - MCAA
  • Entrepreneurship: How to start a Start-Up
  • The Quantum frontier: From foundations to technologies
  • Evaluation of research careers under the EU Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) actions
  • Refugees in Higher Education
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch
13:30 - 15:30Co-Creation session (Attendance is a must for EMA members)
  • EMA Strategy 2025 continued
    • Community Portal Update & New EMA website
      Amir Kamran, IT Coordinator
15:30 - 16:00Closing of EMA GA: What future holds for EMA, Challenges and opportunities
Pavan K Sriram, EMA President
16:00 - 16:30Networking Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00Keynote 2 and closing of MCAA Conference
19:30 - 22:00Optional networking dinner with MCAA
Venue: Ottakringer Brauerei, Ottakringer Platz 1, 1160 Vienna, Austria