DRAFT PROGRAMME for IROICA Conference at BOKU "Halfway through ERASMUS+ adventure" - 7.-9.6.2017



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7.6.2017 - Pre-Conference Day
8:30 – 17:00 Visit to BOKU’s Campus in Tulln (University and Research Center Tulln, Department of Agrobiotechnology, “Bioresources and Technologies”).


Transfer by bus to Tulln:

8:30Pick-up from the Hotel Senator
8:45Pick-up from the Hotel IBIS Styles
9:00Pick-up from the Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph



10:30Arrival at IFA Tulln, welcome by official representative (refreshments will be served), overview on the institutes working there, video
11:30Visit the institutes of the Department of Agrobiotechnology and
the University and Research Center Tulln, short overview on the institutes
13:00End of the visit program; transfer to the Ship “Stadt Wien”, lunch at the ship
14:30Visit to the first ecological horticultural show in Austria (Die Garten Tulln) or, in case of rainy weather, to the Schiele Museum 
17:00Transfer back to Vienna to the welcome reception



7.6.2017 - IROICA Conference - Welcome Reception


Schwackhöferhaus Aula”, Ground Floor, Peter Jordan Strasse 82, 1190 Vienna


17:30Registration (Seminar room SR04, Ground Floor
18:30 – 21:00Welcome Reception in the Schwackhöferhaus Aula; including Waltz dancing lesson by Austrian students




8.6.2017 - IROICA Conference day


Ceremony Hall, 3rd floor, Gregor Mendel Strasse 33, 1180 Vienna


8:30 – 9:00Registration for those who didn’t attend the welcome reception
9:00 – 9:15Welcome and introductions by Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.Dr. Barbara Hinterstoisser, Vice-Rector for Teaching and International Affairs, and the IROICA President
9:15 – 10:15“In the middle of ERASMUS+ - status quo of and future plans for the Central Actions (Capacity Building, ERASMUS MUNDUS, Jean Monnet....)” ,  Martina Friedrich, OeAD - Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research
10:15 – 11:15“Erasmus Without Paper”, Valère Meus, Ghent University
11:15 – 11:45Coffee break
11:45 – 12:30“Students point of view at halfway through the Erasmus + programme”, representative of IAAS - International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences (tbc)
12:30 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 16:00
2 Workshops: “IRO, your guiding light in troubled times”,
a)“Inclusion and Citizenship Initiatives in Higher Education”, Julie Anderson, European Commission

b) “Security Issues for Incoming and Outgoing Students and Staff”,
-Incoming Security aspects will be presented by Mag. Michaela Fiska from the University of Vienna
-Outgoing Security aspects will be presented by Prof. Barbara Hinterstoisser, Vice-Rector for Teaching and International Affairs from BOKU
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 – 17:00
Workshop wrap up session by the workshop chairs
17:00 – 17:30
Time for networking and meetings (optional), “Nördliches Turmzimmer” 
19:00Conference Dinner at the Heurigen Hengl-Haselbrunner 




9.6.2017 – Vocational training + GA + optional excursion


 Ceremony Hall, 3rd floor, Gregor Mendel Strasse 33, 1180 Vienna

9:00 – 11:30Vocational training: “How should IRO’s manage diversity of students and staff?”, Sibo Kanobana, Ghent University 
11:30 – 11:45Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00General Assembly
13:00 – 14:00Lunch



Optional excursion:

15:00 – 17:00Guided city tour (special insights into Vienna City Centre)



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Location Wednesday Evening Reception - Welcome Dinner

BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Schwackhoefer Building (see map Nr. 9)- follow the signs!
Entrance Hall - Ground floor

Location Thursday and Friday

BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Ceremony Hall (Festsaal) - 3rd floor (see map Nr. 1)- follow the signs!
Gregor Mendel Str. 33
1180 Vienna

Location Lunch - Thursday and Friday - klick here to see the map

Restaurant Modul
Peter Jordan Str. 78