International Relations Officers’ Network
of the Association of European Life Science Universities

IROICA Annual Conference 2021


The  24th IROICA Conference 2021 was organised by Ghent University and KU Leuven, Belgium on 8th - 9th December 2021.

Theme of the conference was “Green networking future. The new Erasmus experience”

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the conference was held online.

Please download here the updated programme of the online conference.

Thank you for your participation, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

IROICA ExCo, Ghent University and KU Leuven

5th IROICA Webinar

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The IROICA ExCo invites you to the 5th webinar on 5 October 2021

The theme of the webinar is

""Everything you need to know about the new Erasmus + Intensive Programme""

- Jean-Louis Mayonnade, French National Erasmus+ Agency
- Johannes Gehringer, DG Education, youth, sport and culture, European Commission

 Time schedule: 5th October 2021, 13:30 to 14:30 (CET)

The webinar is free and open to all (IROICA members and non-members)
Registration deadline October 3, 2021 18:00

Register here


Past Annual Conferences

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2019: The Impact of International Politics on the Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions, Universitat de Vic – Universitat Central de Catalunya, Spain

2018: Beyond student exchanges: what to do to strengthen collaborations?, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

2017: Halfway Through the Erasmus+ Adventure, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

2016: Efficiency of IRO's in a network, IROICA recipes for success, FESIA network, France

2015: International Alumni Networks, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2014: Cooperation with 3rd countries, KU Leuven, Belgium

2013: IROs – the Solid Compass Helping Universities Navigate the New EU Financial Perspective, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

2012: IRO Communication and Management in the NET Generation, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

2011: Sustainable Strategies For Internationalisation: From Targets to Implementation and Results, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland

2010: Internationalisation as a tool for delivering quailty in Life Science education, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia

2009: How to transform international mobility into an added value for the mobile person and the institution?, Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, France

2008: The Tempus and Erasmus EU programmes: new funding opportunities, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

2007: The new scenery of EU programmes for cooperation, Freiburg University, Germany

2006: Recognising diversity for successful integration of international students, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia

2005: Providing our graduates with a global perspective through real and virtual exchange, Universität für Bodenkultur Vienna, Austria

2004: Quality in internationalisation, the password for the future, University of Debrecen, Hungary

2003: IROICA beyond Europe: intercontinental cooperation, challenges and threats, FESIA Fédération des Ecoles Supérieures d'Ingénieurs en Agriculture at Ecole Supérieure d'Agriculture, Angers, France

2003: Multiple role of the international officer (IRO-REG), Czech University of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

2002: Internationalisation at home, University of Lleida, Spain

2001: International relations management – new developments in light of the Bologna process, Warsaw Agricultural Sciences, Poland


IROICA Annual Conference 2012

 IRO Communication and Management in the NET Generation

16th IROICA Annual Conference

as a part of the ICA Week of Conferences 2012

Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 June 2012, Free University Bozen - Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy


Wednesday 20th June

Registration from 15 pm

16.00 ICA General Assembly - all IROICA Conference delegates are most welcome to attend

19.30 ICA Week of Conferences Welcome Reception

Thursday 21st June

09.00 Welcome by Stefan Zerbe, Chair of the ICA Week of Conferences Local Organising Committee

Welcome by the President of the Free Univresity of Bozen - Bolzano
Welcome by the Rector of the Free Univresity of Bozen - Bolzano
Welcome by Guido Van Huylenbroeck, President of ICA
Welcome by Margarita Calderon-Peter, President of IROICA

09:15 Opening Keynote lecture (Plenary for both the ICA-Edu and IROICA Conferences)

Something becomes Someone – thoughts on an university and identity on social media, Christophe Johanns, KU Leuven

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Social media platfrom use in the IROs, Quanah Zimmerman, Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech - Universite de Liege

11.30 How to get attention of students, Wolfgang Laschet, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

12.00 Students' point of view on expectations of the Net Generation for IRO Communication, Paulina Mieleszko, Warsaw University Life Sciences

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Advertising exchange possibilities for the net generation using the strength of the IROICA network, Jacob Soby Bang , INVOLVEMENT, Copenhagen

14.30 Social media for communication between IRO and students, Don O'Neil, International Office, Waterford Institute of Technolgoy

15.30 Coffee break and walk and talk: speed dating, about the use of social media by IRO

16.30 Summary of the walk and talk

19:00 ICA Week of Conferences Dinner

Friday 22nd June

09.00 Cooperation with Industry, Carole Sorreau, Responsable Partenariats et Financements publics, Head of Partnerships and Public Fundings, Direction Marketing Stratégique et Innovation, InVivo - 83 avenue de la Grande
Armée 75782 Paris cedex 16 - FRANCE, +33 (0)1 40 66 27 49 / +33 (0)6 19 17 22 26, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -

09.45 Update on Erasmus for all , Vito Borrelli, DG for Education and Culture, EC

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 IROICA General Assembly – including summary of 15 years of IROICA

13:30 Lunch

Saturday 23rd June

9.00 Excursion