EUF Open Space

Supporting changemakers in European higher education

7th – 9th June 2023 | University of Split, Croatia

EUF Open Space

6th Edition

The Open Space is a 3-day event powered by the EUF Project Manager and Advisor Community that gives participants the opportunity to find out more about EU funding opportunities, present and discuss past and ongoing project activities and results, and exchange ideas about how to work towards institutional priorities such as sustainability, internationalisation at home, teaching mobility, among others, with the aim for tackling challenges with concrete project ideas.

The lively and creative environment of the event offers multiple networking and best-practice sharing opportunities among higher education staff working on EU projects.

Take the first step to your Erasmus+ project.

Meet your European colleagues at the 6th Edition of the EUF Open Space!


Morning (09:30-12:40)

  • Welcome and introduction to the EUF Open Space
  • Introduction to the Erasmus+ Project Results gallery
  • Panel on the transformative impact of Erasmus+ projects on universities
  • Keynote: What is the grand-vision of the EU for higher education by 2030?

Afternoon (14:00-17:20)

  • Change-maker parallel sessions on driving change within the institution
  • Change-maker parallel sessions on how to achieve key objectives

Evening (20:00)

  • Social dinner

Morning (09:30-13:00)

  • Parallel sessions: Scoping the changer-maker ideas: how to achieve them
  • Key criteria for a successful project application

Afternoon (14:15-16:45)

Parallel sessions in two rounds:

  • Impact – how to successfully define and measure qualitative and quantitative indicators
  • Project Management – how to implement a successful project
    management environment and motivational elements for partners;
  • Dissemination – the guiding questions towards building a solid dissemination plan 
  • Quality assurance – designing an adequate quality assurance and control plan for your project

17:45: Guided tour of old town

Morning (09:30-12:30)

  • Parallel information sessions: Cooperation partnerships; Innovations Alliances; Capacity Building in HE
  • Presentation of the Project Manager and Advisor Community
  • Presentation of change-maker parallel session outcomes
  • Open Space take-aways

Afternoon (14:00-17:00)

  • Informal networking (optional) and farewell

Venue & Host

The EUF Open Space will take place in the city of Split by the Adriatic shore. The event will be hosted by the University of Split, at the SPINIT inkubator, Ul. Antuna Gustava Matoša 56, 21000 Split, Croatia.

About Split

Split is the 2nd largest city in Croatia and the largest city on the Adriatic coast with over 200,000 inhabitants. There’s a lot to enjoy in sunny Split: the fantastic views, the restaurants and the beaches of the Dalmatian coast. Don’t miss the Roman old town and the Diocletian’s Palace! More information here.

About the University of Split

The University of Split was officially established on 15th of June 1974. As a predominant scientific and teaching public institution in the region, the University of Split has expanded during the course of the past 45 years to include eleven Faculties, one Academy of Arts and four University Departments. There are about 20,000 students enrolled in the University’s undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs. The focus of the research work carried out by the University is on scientific areas with reference to disciplines characterised by natural, biomedical, cultural, historical, social, economic and other features of the region as a part of the Croatian Adriatic and the Mediterranean region as a whole.



From Split Airport

By bus

Pleso prijevoz bus ride takes about 30 to 40 minutes to reach the city. This is probably the best option as it is cheap (about 5 €) and will bring you to the center of Split (Main bus station/Autobusni kolodvor).

By taxi

Available at the airport or by phone and it takes from 25 to 40 minutes to reach the city centre and it costs about 300 HRK (approx 45 €). Make sure you ask for the price beforehand and a receipt.


Uber is available in Croatia. Use your phone’s app!

Local transportation

You can reach the event’s venue by taxi, by bike or by bus.

By taxi

You have different options, if you choose to go by taxi:

  • GoGreen TAXI Split (+385 21 772 772) – You can download their app at:
  • Cammeo Split (+385 21 313 313) – You can download their app at:
  • Radio Taxi Split (+385 21 1777)
  • Uber service is also available in the city.

By bus 

One way ticket can be bought either on the bus costs for 1,73€ or in bus stands for 1,06€. Your ticket is valid for 60 minutes as long as you travel in the same direction.

From the city centre, the venue can be reached relatively fast and it´s in walking distance (15 minutes).

If you are staying in or near the old town, go to the bus station Pazar and take bus No. 17.

Accommodation suggestions

The tourist season in Split starts in April, please make sure to book your accommodation in advance! More options are available on, Airbnb or

Hotel Cornaro

Old town

Jupiter Luxury Hotel

Old town

Hotel Adriana

Old town

Sperone Hotel

City centre

Hotel Ambasador


Stay in Meta Mate Hotel

Near the venue


Home InstitutionEarly BirdNormal
Until 23/3/2023Until 24/4/2023
EUF network university280 €280 €
Other institution380 €430 €

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility

Higher Education staff can use Erasmus+ staff mobility funding to participate in the EUF Open Space 2023. Please contact the responsible person in your institution to find out more about your eligibility. We are able to provide you with an invitation letter if required.


  • All training & project incubation sessions
  • All lunches and coffee breaks
  • 1 Guided tour 
  • 1 Social Dinner 

The Organiser

The European University Foundation (EUF) is a network of universities established in 29 countries. It stands for diversity and social fairness in Higher Education and aims to accelerate the modernisation of the European Higher Education Area. The network deploys intensive cooperation and policy experimentation under five key pillars:

  • Digital Higher Education both for governance and provision of education
  • Entrepreneurship and employability skills of graduates
  • Policy innovation at national and European level
  • Active citizenship of students and
  • Quality mobility for all

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The EUF team is available, enthusiatic and nice, the networking opportunity is rich, as well as the professional and personal experience with lots of tips concerning the process of project application.

Open Space participant 2019

It is one of the most interesting and useful workshops on internationalisation I’ve ever attended.

Open Space participant 2018

The venue was wonderful, the lectures and group work were very good and the staff was very helpful. This was of a great benefit to me.

Open Space participant 2017

It gives a good overview of the possibilities and we also meet with potential partners. It’s also a hub for ideas to put in place at our university.

Open Space participant 2019

Relaxed schedule, very prepared and professional trainers/speakers; interesting, stimulating and informative content.

Open Space participant 2018

I felt so challenged and appreciated in the same time during the event. Everything was there to improve skills, to learn more, to get update/first-hand information and to feel supported professionally, socially and personally. These circumstances are perfect to incubate brilliant ideas.
Open Space participant 2017

I was able to learn a lot in a very short period of time.
Open Space participant 2018

Very professional, planned event, very warm welcome and friendly staff during the event, highly competent speakers.
Open Space participant 2016