EU CAN DO IT! EXCELLENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION GOES VIRTUAL AT EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR (EHEF) 2020

Albert Einstein, a German Nobel prize, once said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a halt but despite of that, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines sees a great opportunity to champion higher education as an essential tool for young people to influence the world today and in the near future.

On 2-3 October, the EU Delegation will host the first-ever virtual European Higher Education Fair (EHEF). The 2020 fair is embracing the digital transformation by staging the much-anticipated annual education fair live online. This makes the event more accessible to Filipino students and members of the academe, and extends its reach to other provinces in the country.

This year’s theme, “Study in Europe: The Future is EUrs” further establishes EU as the Filipino youth’s gateway to excellence in higher education. EU is known as one of the world’s ultimate hubs for cross-fertilization of ideas, cutting-edge technology, and innovation coming from its many outstanding universities and higher education institutions (HEIs).

The EHEF 2020 provides the best platform to link Filipino students with EU universities and European higher education institutions (EHEIs). This year’s online fair will feature webinars on research programs, sponsorships, and mobility opportunities. There will also be country presentations and live chats with EHEI representatives, alumni, and scholars. Virtual meeting rooms will be set up for Philippine higher education institutions (PHEIs) and their EU counterparts. Students will have a chance to explore opportunities for distance learning, with many EHEIs offering post-graduate degrees through distance education programs.

Study in Europe: The Future is EUrs

As EHEF 2020 goes virtual, it also goes regional for the first time, and in real-time. Regional partner institutions Ateneo de Manila University (Metro Manila), Wesleyan University (Luzon), Silliman University (Visayas), and Xavier University –Ateneo de Cagayan (Mindanao) will host clustered presentations for their students and other interested parties in their respective regions.

A virtual networking event will also take place on 2 October at 7:30PM.

EHEF 2020 is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with EU Member States’ Embassies, in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and supported by media partners Business Mirror – Expats & Envoys, Business World Spark Up, Gadgets Magazine, Roots & Wings Online, and The Philippine Business and News, and When in Manila.

Interested parties can pre–register now via www.ehefphilippines.com.

FIVE THINGS YOU DO BETTER WHEN YOU HAVE A JOURNAL

How to heal that lockdown brain one entry at a time, so you can
power through.

2020 was a year of uncertainty and consecutive challenges. We spent most of our days in isolation that we’ve almost lost track of time. As we try to regain some balance and slowly recover from how the lockdown has affected our lives, we turn to building good habits that can help us cope and emerge stronger than before. One of them is through journaling.
Medical experts and psychologists have reminded us that keeping a journal may actually help us boost our mental health by helping us gain control of our emotions and plans. Here, we have listed down five more things that you can do better when you have a journal.

It helps you acknowledge and process your feelings better. We are coming from a time of emotional rollercoaster and situations that we are not really built for. Close interactions now scare us. We feel fear the moment we envision what the future holds for us. Some days, we feel grateful and moved by the possibility of caring from a distance. We miss the beach, we long for get-togethers.

It may sound like a lot of feelings, but there’s actually more – and it’s okay to admit that they’re quite difficult to absorb. Wring short notes per day can help you acknowledge and embrace those emotions as they come. Somehow, we don’t get too overwhelmed when we have a personal avenue to express ourselves, giving us more time to reflect and breathe.

We love how the The Belle De Jour Power Planner Earth concept and empowering designs remind us that we’re in the process of being whole again. It’s perfect for those who are still learning more about themselves, and eager to thrive amidst the chaos.

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