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International Associate Organisations

The Campus Engage Network members work with a range of national, EU and international organisations. Please find below a list of some of the organisations currently working with Campus Engage:


National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement

The NCCP aims to support cultural change in the HEI sector by supporting universities to increase the quantity and quality of their public engagment activity.


Living Knowledge Network

The international Living Knowledge Network (LK) is set up for people interested in building partnerships for public access to research. Members use the network platform and its tools for documentation and to exchange information, ideas, experiences and expertise on community-based research and science and society relations in general. Living Knowledge focuses on strategic issues and is active within political settings. The network’s activities range from strategic networking to training of individual skills and from information to mentoring of old and new practitioners in public engagement with research.


Europe Engage

Europe Engage was set up to develop a culture of civic engagement through service-learning within higher education in Europe is a 3-year project funded by the European Union with the purpose of identifying existing service-learning practice, promoting service-learning as a pedagogical approach, and creating a network in this region, where much remains to be done in terms of civic engagement and service-learning.


The Talloires Network

The Talloires Network is an international association of institutions committed to strengthening the civic roles and social responsibilities of higher education. They work together to implement the recommendations of the Talloires Declaration and build a global movement of engaged universities.


The International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy (IC)

The International Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and Democracy seeks to develop, explain and advance the contributions of higher education to democracy on college and university campuses, their local communities and the wider society. The Consortium works in collaboration with the Council of Europe (CoE)* and its Steering Committee on Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE) with representatives of the 50 States party to the European Cultural Convention and is comprised of the United States (represented by a Steering Committee from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Campus Compact, Democracy Commitment and NASPA-Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education, Australia (Engagement Australia), the United Kingdom (represented by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement), and Ireland (Campus Engage Ireland). The Barbara and Edward Netter Centre for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania houses the executive offices of the Consortium. Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and Founding Director of the Netter Centre, is the Chair.


The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi)

The Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi) is an international network created in 1999 by UNESCO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC), after UNESCO’s World Conference on Higher Education (WCHE) in 1998, to give continuity to and facilitate the implementation of its main decisions. Ten years later in 2009, GUNi played a significant role in the second WCHE, following its mandate to further reflection and action frameworks to facilitate the exchange of value between higher education and society globally.

See more at: www.guninetwork.org/about-guni

UNESCO Chairs in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

The UNESCO Chairs in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education grows out of and supports the UNESCO global lead to play “a key role in assisting countries to build knowledge societies”. This recently created UNESCO Chair is co-located at the Community Development Programme in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria (UVic) in Canada and at the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) located in New Delhi, India.

Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Founding President of PRIA and Dr. Budd L Hall, Professor of Community Development at UVic serve as the first Co-Chairs. The Global Alliance for Community-Engaged Research (GACER) is the global network facilitated by Drs. Tandon and Hall to influence policy development and to share lessons within key regional and global spaces and it serves as a link to regional and global networks around the world.

Access more information here: http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/projects-2/

Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA)

AUCEA is a not-for-profit organisation committed to fostering university-community engagement throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region. We aim to achieve excellence in university-community engaged teaching and research, to further develop communities, and to shape our future citizens by working together – within and outside the higher education sector. We hope that the website will become an invaluable tool and useful resource for members to share learnings, to gain access to the latest information, and to showcase their success stories, as part of us working together. Join our quest to bring universities and communities closer together for the benefit of all.

See more at: www.aucea.org.au

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a US based coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents – representing some 6 million students – dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.


Carnegie Community Foundation

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center. Improving teaching and learning has always been Carnegie’s motivation and heritage.


Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning

The Canadian Alliance for Community Service-Learning provides leadership and support for the development and enhancement of Community Service-Learning in Canada, connects with international networks, and promotes the benefits of this approach to universities, students, and community organizations. The Alliance is an informal organization which is led by a Steering Committee, and currently has a single staff person hosted at Carleton University in Ottawa who acts as Director.