CONRIS partners have an extensive network of Erasmus agreements, allowing extensive and fluent staff and student exchange opportunities. In 2014 a long-planned project has been realized: the implementation of the CONRIS Summer Course. The first Summer Course took place in Utrecht on crisis communication during a tunnel incident.
This summer course has been prepared by the teachers of the various universities and was followed by 30 students from the CONRIS universities. Now every year the "baton" is handed over to another university participating in CONRIS, which has resulted in Summer Courses in Berlin, Espoo, Antwerp and Portsmouth already.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Netherlands, with close to 27,000 students (and still growing!).
The process of becoming a CONRIS partner is actually very simple: simply send an email to the chair (Kaci Bourdache) and vice-chair (Jeroen Neuvel) of CONRIS, in which you tell us about your academic activities and how they fit in with CONRIS, what you expect to get out of the CONRIS network and what you have to offer the other partners.
Afterwards we will be in touch, inviting you to formally apply by giving a short presentation during the next CONRIS meeting. A positive vote among full CONRIS partners will grant the applicant a provisional partner status. As a provisional partner you are welcome to join all CONRIS activities. A full partnership will be voted on two meetings later (approximately 18 months). Active participation as a provisional partner is the best way to show that the CONRIS partners will warrant you full partnership status!