In order to develop and share knowledge and expertise in setting up joint practice oriented research programs with partners in the South, VLHORA will organize one thematic conference per year, starting in 2018. One conference will focus on the role that practice-oriented research can play in regional development in the South. A further conference will deal with the nexus between research and education. The main issue will be how educational programmes in partner institutions can benefit from joint practice oriented research programmes.
Two further themes will be decided upon by the BDC. These conferences will be open to researchers, teachers, students, policy makers and the work field from partners in the North and the South.