Annex C. Stakeholder events

Three main stakeholder events took place over the course of the project, in addition to the kick-off and closing events for the project.

The OECD team, in conjunction with the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, organised an international expert seminar in May 2022 to discuss best practices on investment in digital infrastructure. It brought together a range of stakeholders to discuss potential principles and criteria for public investment in digital infrastructure. Three international experts on digital infrastructure in higher education (Mr. Kerr Gardiner, Dr Paul Bacsich and Dr Kevin O’Rourke) who provided intellectual support to the project presented preliminary findings of their research. Table C.1 shows the agenda for this event.

Two additional stakeholder events were held in January 2023. The first of these events was an international seminar on supporting high quality digital education. The seminar brought together experts from Croatia, Hungary, and Ireland to discuss the standards, supports and practices that can help to ensure the quality of digital higher education. Table C.2 shows the agenda for the event.

A workshop for higher education institution leaders and key stakeholders also took place in January 2023. The purpose of the workshop was to pilot the draft guidelines for institutions developed as part of the project activities (see Annexes A and B). Participants from higher education institutions as well as the Ministry for Science and Education, CARNET and the Agency for Science and Higher Education attended the workshop. With the support of the workshop facilitators, they considered current challenges and potential strategies for improving institutional and system wide digital maturity – in terms of leadership, infrastructure, competence, and culture. Table C.3 contains the agenda for the workshop.

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