European Dialogues

ENLIGHT University Network – European Dialogue 2023 Digital Innovation in Health & Well-being

Hosted by University of Galway, co-hosted by Uppsala University

The ENLIGHT European Dialogue brings together universities and external stakeholders to discuss solutions for the societal challenges we face today in our European regions and globally. The dialogue is a networking event where ENLIGHT universities engage with external stakeholders and each other, sharing best practices, and fostering future research and education collaborations. It also incorporates an AIMday (Academic Industry Meeting Day) where inter-disciplinary researchers discuss challenges posed by industry partners and brainstorm innovative solutions, thus fostering learning, building new relationships and forging future collaborations.

University of Galway was delighted to host the second European Dialogue event on 23-25 May 2023 with the theme of ‘Digital Innovation in Health and Well-being’. Galway is one of Europe’s premier MedTech hubs and University of Galway is at the heart of this ecosystem. The European Dialogue 2023 will be a great opportunity for open and collaborative engagement and learning among all stakeholders - universities, industry and healthcare professionals.

See the aftermovie with interviews of some of the participants:


ENLIGHT European Dialogues 2022 - See the after movie!

The first ENLIGHT European Dialogue took place in Uppsala University, Sweden on 11-12 May 2022 around the main theme of ‘Sustainable Urban Development’ and closely linked to SDG 11 ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’.  The event brought together ENLIGHT external partners, academics, students and project related staff from the nine ENLIGHT regions to reflect on novel approaches to the pressing challenges facing our European regions. 

The event was co-organised by Uppsala University and the National University of Ireland Galway.

The ENLIGHT European Dialogue hosted 146 participants representing external partners, academics, students and project related staff. The ENLIGHT European Dialogue began with the welcome address and official opening by Prof. Coco Norén, Pro-vice chancellor, Uppsala University and Prof. Becky Whay, Vice President International, National University of Ireland Galway.

Every year ENLIGHT organizes an event in which community partners meet with researchers and teachers to elaborate on local interpretations of the flagship domains to develop new courses or research projects.

In the initial phase the European Dialogues connected representatives from the nine communities in two online events. These are available via our ENLIGHT Youtube-channel.

Communities and Universities: Sharing the journey to shape the future - Part 1

Communities and Universities: Sharing the journey to shape the future - Part 2

The next European Dialogue is currently under development. More information to be released during fall 2021.