OCEANS Activities

Annual General Meetings

OCEANS’ main gathering takes place during the Annual General Meeting. The two-day event gathers around 80 participants: representatives of the Network, active members, as well as university staff all meet to discuss the activities of OCEANS, to provide feedback to the study programmes, to make changes to OCEANS statute. The event also features workshop sessions on different topics and a cultural programme to strengthen the networking ties among members and introduce them to the host city and the culture of the host country.

2010: Brussels, Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission
2011: New York City, Parsons The New School for Design
2012: Warsaw, Warsaw University of Technology
2013: Berlin, Hertie School of Governance
2014: VilniusGediminas Technical University 
2016: Warsaw 
2017: TallinnTallinn University Conference Centre
2019: BangkokChulalongkorn University


Regional Events

2011: Sydney, "Get to know Europe" Workshop, University of Syndey
2012: Vilnius, International Presentation Skills, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
2012: Seoul, "Get to know Europe" Workshop, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
2012: Berlin: Intercultural training, Humboldt University
2012: Bologna, Social Styles Workshop
2013: Munich, "OCEANS for beginners" Workshop
2013: Daegu, "Get to know Europe" Workshop, Kyungpook National University



Member-led Organise Your Own Events

2013: Berlin - World Bank Office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and the German Society for Foreign Relations
2013: Budapest - "Prospects for the European Union: Borderless Europe?" Conference
2013: Graz - "Online Privacy and Internet Security" Workshop
2013: Budapest - "Youth Participation and Civic Engagement" Conference




As one of the member organisations of ESAA the OCEANS Network has participated in events at the ESAA level including the following:

2014: Brussels, Community Development Transition Collaboration Meeting
2015: Brussels, ESAA Kick-off Conference
2015: Taiwan, Capacity Building Workshop
2016: Brussels, EU Global Strategy Report
2017: Madrid, Credit Mobility Strand Meeting
2017: Bangkok, ESAA & SHARE Dialogue for the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-EU Relations
2017: Tirana, ESAA Social Event
2017: Singapore, E+ Networking Event in Collaboration with Asia-Europe Foundation
2017: Manila, E+ Training For Trainers Workshop
2017: Seoul, E+ Public Speaking Training Workshop
2018: Brussels, EU-ASEAN Young Leaders Forum

Joint Events with EMA


REALISE IT is a joint initiative of Erasmus Mundus Association and OCEANS Network aiming at bringing together the innovative ideas, talents and enthusiasm of our members in the framework of international youth projects. It’s a unique platform for change-makers across EMA and OCEANS Network to connect with one another, collaborate and exchange ideas, launch projects that can stretch across the world activating the networks by empowering the members of these associations to work on joint projects. Join us and play your part in REALISE IT!

2011: REALISE IT 1, Brussels, DG for Education and Culture of the European Commission
2012: REALISE IT 2, Delft, Delft University of Technology
2013: REALISE IT 3, Lisbon
2014: REALISE IT 4, BerlinHertie School of Governance


Skills-Development Events

2012: Brussels, Mass Media in Europe
2013: Lisbon, INIE Conference
2013: Brussels, Negotiation and Communication Seminar
2014: Virtual Webinars, Career Week - Topics included CV Styles, Entrepreneurship & Crowdfunding, Project and Time Management