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WATCH: European Perspectives on COVID-19

31 July 2020

In a recent series of webinars, partners in Rome and Paris joined UCL to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on governance, education and culture

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From 22 June to 3 July 2020, the UCL Cities partnerships Programme (CpP) in collaboration with the UCL European Institute, hosted “European Perspectives on COVID-19,” a series of four webinars exploring the extraordinary challenges posed by the current pandemic to teaching, research, mobility and cultural and artistic practices.

The sessions were chaired by Dr Uta Staiger, Director of the UCL European Institute and Pro-Vice-Provost for Europe, Professor Claire Colomb, CpP Academic Director for Paris and Professor Florian Mussgnug, CpP Academic Director for Rome.

Panellists included leading researchers, policy makers and arts professionals. Among them were academics from UCL and speakers from some of UCL’s key European partners in Paris and Rome, including Sapienza University of Rome, University of Roma 3, Sciences-Po Paris and Sorbonne University.

Around 200 individuals attended across the four sessions, with attendees joining from the UK, Italy and France, as well as Canada, Saudi Arabia, India, Ireland, Austria.

Filomena Casamasa from the British Council in Italy said: “We found the sessions really interesting and the mix of interventions from panellists of different countries made the discussion even more diverse and informative. It was great to hear about the challenges that the universities are facing and the positive message they gave for looking ahead.”

Watch the recorded webinars below:

Universities, experts, research and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Rethinking teaching, learning and student mobility in times of COVID-19

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Coronavirus and culture: virtual exchanges

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Coronavirus and culture: creative futures

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