Location: Rome, Italy
Date: 28-30 November 2019 (please plan to arrive by 14.00 on 28/11)
Topic: ‘Q’ (as in Quality): engaging quality in theological education in the European Higher Education Area and in the global ICETE network
To register please use the Registration Form at the end of this page.
The topic: ‘Q: it’s what we do’
The 2019 ECTE General Assembly will focus on quality in theological education in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)and in the global ICETE network. This is a great opportunity to dialogue around issues of quality assurance and accreditation with experts and peers. Particular attention will be given to the standards outlined in the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) and to the newly released Standards and Guidelines for Global Evangelical Theological Education (ICETE, SG-GETE).
We are pleased to welcome among our guest speakers Melinda Szabo from the European Quality Assurance Register – EQAR who will be speaking to us about. The ECTE Council members will be leading the plenaries and focus groups in a number of other key areas.
Given the student-centred education focus groups, we strongly encourage each school to bring along a student representative. Given the specific training and the number of topics that will be dealt with, each school is advised to bring along your QA officer or person responsible for accreditation oversight. Given the location in the heart of Rome, why not also treat your spouse to a weekend in the Eternal City? Spouses are welcome to all meetings but are also free to roam Rome.
The venue – Rome
Our main venue will be the Istituto Maria Bambina convent with a fantastic view over St. Peter’s square (Via San Paolo VI, 21 Rome). We will have all our meetings and noon meal here. Evening meals will be organised in downtown Rome. The convent has 35 single and 30 double rooms.
Update: as of 3 September, the rooms in the main convent are fully booked and have been assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Participants are therefore now asked to reserve their accommodation independently in nearby hotels, as long as they stay within walking distance of St. Peter’s Square (B&B formulas should be chosen as all meals will be provided). See here for a map of the area (this is a screenshot from Tripadvisor.com with indications to the main venue). You will walk to the main venue after breakfast in your hotel. All meetings and your lunch will be in the main venue.
An optional longer walking tour of Rome is available for those wishing to stay an extra day. This will cost €100 and include the tour, the evening meal and an additional night in the Istituto Maria Bambina convent (this applies only if you have booked your accommodation through the ECTE). If you have booked your accommodation separately in a nearby hotel, the tour and meal cost €40.
Arriving to St. Peter’s square in Rome is very easy as it is such a central venue. The Istituto Maria Bambina is just outside the columnade of the main square (with the basilica to your back, it will be to your right on Via San Paolo VI, 21). For a satellite view of the venue, click here.
- Public transport from Rome Fiumicino airport, see here.
- Public transport from Rome Ciampino airport, see here (there is also a direct shuttle).
- Should you want to take a taxi, from either of the Rome airports (Fiumicino or Ciampino) it is about 40 minutes and will cost 40-50 euros.
Should you get lost on the day of travel, please call or send a WhatsApp message to 0039-333-2103328 (Marvin Oxenham).