The 8th ELIA Leadership Symposium

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Poland, a country that repeatedly experienced transitions during the last centuries, will ensure delegates an inspiring context for the identified theme: Heritage/Transition/Values

Heritage says something about origins, it connects people to a shared belief system; it is often used as a political tool to further nationalistic goals or to create a feeling of togetherness. Since 1989, the former Eastern Bloc countries have been in a permanent state of transition; this sense of change is nowadays universal, urging leaders around the world to re-examine their values.

So how do leaders of Higher Arts Education Institutions and Universities deal with these facets of heritage? Which ideas and value systems do we still consider valid? How do we position ourselves, guide our lecturers and prepare our students?

By sharing our experiences, doubts and hopes with peers, we will explore new discourses and investigate possible future solutions.
Period29 Nov 20171 Dec 2017
Event typeConference
LocationPoznan, PolandShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • academic leadership
  • arts research
  • heritage