The European Union joins ICEE 2022 to accelerate education cooperation with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 7 May 2022
Join ‘Study in Europe’ activities to explore the world’s finest universities, which are shaping the global leaders of tomorrow
– The European Union announces today its participation in the International Conference & Exhibition for Education (ICEE 2022), a global platform, organised by the Saudi Ministry of Education at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. Aiming to foster a learning environment and boost international cooperation in education, the high-profile event will take place in Riyadh on 8-11 May 2022.
The European Union, as a global centre of education excellence and a world-class study abroad destination, will have its own ‘Study in Europe’ booth, and is gearing up to welcome prospective students and their families, academics and other local, regional and international education partners. They will have the opportunity to engage not only with EU stakeholders, but also with Saudi and GCC alumni, who will share their own personal experience of studying and living in Europe. The EU will be joined by Austria, Belgium, Germany, Finland and Sweden, which boast some of the world’s finest universities. There will also be other European Union Member States such as France present with dedicated booths.
A dedicated ‘Study in Europe’ workshop will take place on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 from 4-5PM at the venue. Opened by the EU Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, H.E. Patrick Simonnet, it will serve as a platform for a more personalized exchange with those wishing to explore study and research opportunities across the European Union, comprised of 27 Member States. To book your place at the workshop, please visit: www.eueventsinksa.eu
Speaking ahead of the event, the EU Ambassador, H.E. Mr Patrick Simonnet, said: ‘‘The European Union is home to more than a million students from the GCC, North America, and all around the globe, enrolled at our universities with world-renowned reputation, high academic rankings and cutting-edge research facilities. With more than 4,000 institutions of higher education, and an increasing number of courses taught in English, the EU offers tremendous opportunities for Saudi and GCC students. Education and academic exchange are also drivers for stronger people to people relationships and I look forward to an enhanced bilateral and regional cooperation in the years to come.’’
The European Union will take ‘Study in Europe’ also to the Nourah Partners Exhibition hosted by Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University on Thursday, 12 May from 10.00 AM–2PM. The European Union representatives will discuss Erasmus+, EU’s programme centred around life-long learning that supports education, training, youth and sports in Europe and beyond. With a budget of €26.2 billion for 2021-2027,
Erasmus+ is a great instrument to foster closer academic cooperation between the European Union and the Gulf region.
The European Union has designated 2022 as the European Year of Youth, an opportunity to significantly contribute to a better future for young people, so there is no better time to encourage study abroad and academic exchange programs that would empower the new generation of leaders. To learn more about ‘Study in Europe’ opportunities, please visit https://education.ec.europa.eu/study-in-europe.
About the European Union Delegation
The Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Bahrain opened in Riyadh in 2004. The EU Delegation is also representing the EU vis-à-vis the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). The EU Delegation works on many areas of cooperation between EU and Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain as well as the GCC, including political dialogue, economic and trade issues, regional security, education as well as climate change and transition to green energy/economy.
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