ELIA Conference this year at the AFAD

We are very pleased that the PIE Annual meeting will take place again after a two-year online meetings and we will welcome it here in Bratislava at the AFAD. The international event, which brings together teachers, professionals and experts in the field of higher art education, is organized by the European organization ELIA - European League of Institutes of the Arts.

PIE – Platform for Internationalisation ELIA brings together deans and heads of internationalisation, policymakers, teachers, and other staff members of ELIA member institutions. Those who are researching, advising, creating strategies and policies in the field of internationalisation. PIE is a platform for sharing knowledge on implementing the different facets of internationalisation within higher arts education institutions.

During the PIE Annual Meeting in Bratislava, we will retrace our steps, and re-examine the historic ways we dealt with internationalisation within our institutions in the past. What did we achieve? In which direction are we headed? What are our aims, hopes and ambitions for the future? The 2022 PIE Meeting in Bratislava is a 2-day in person, peer-to-peer learning experience, aimed to not only inspire higher education professionals but provide a unique networking opportunity.

Registration fee: 60€ for the meeting (incl. two lunches, coffee breaks, materials, event support, networking opportunities) + 40€ for Thursday dinner (optional)

We will publish a detailed program soon. Our last year's graduate from the Department of Photography and New Media, Kvet Nguyen, and Michal Fedák, SAIA Director, will speak as keynote speakers. In addition to them, other experts from art colleges from all over Europe will present their contributions. Moreover, part of the program on the first day of the conference will be devoted to the situation in Ukraine, in which colleagues from the Academy of Arts in Lviv will speak.


If you want to attend the conference, you can only apply until April 30!

Registration form


Pedagogues of the AFAD can also participate in the entire conference program. If you are interested, contact the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Marcel Benčík at bencik@vsvu.sk.