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Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to deliver a keynote speech at the ENGAGE.EU Expansion event in Sofia

Ms Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, will deliver a keynote speech during the ENGAGE.EU Expansion event which will take place on 26-27 May at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The highlights of the Sofia conference on 26 May between 13:45-14:30 CEST will be streamed live at the ENGAGE.EU YouTube channel and Facebook page. Besides the Commissioner’s keynote speech on the topic “Universities’ Role in Green and Digital Transitions”, the Rector of the hosting UNWE Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov will welcome all participants as well as Prof. Thomas Puhl – the Rector of the coordinating university – University of Mannheim. All participants will also be welcomed by the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria Acad. Nikolai Denkov.

The official signing for the joining of Hanken School of Economics from Helsinki, Finland, and Ramon Llull University from Barcelona, Spain, will take place afterwards.

The ENGAGE.EU Sofia conference will also include ENGAGE.EU Boards sessions, networking and bilateral meetings.

All highlights will be reported at the ENGAGE.EU website, as well as across social media. The official hashtags for the event will be #EngageEUExpansion, #EngagersGetTogether, #EngageEU

ENGAGE.EU is an alliance of leading European universities in business, economics, and the social sciences, which aims to provide European citizens with the set of skills and competences needed to tackle major societal challenges. These existing and new challenges, such as digitalisation and artificial intelligence, climate change, ageing societies, and migration, must be tackled successfully to ensure a sustainable and positive future. ENGAGE.EU will inspire active societal engagement in the current and future state of Europe – and beyond. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 programmes of the European Union.