An extraordinary meeting of the Steering Committee was organized on March 16, 2021, with the objective of reviewing the actions carried out, but also to validate a new schedule of actions to be implemented in the specific context related to COVID-19.
This new programming includes three imperatives in its definition: the constraints linked to the health crisis in relation to the absence of expert mobility, the support system to be put in place, between distance and face-to-face, to ensure the quality of the deliverables to be produced, and the respect of the financial commitments contracted within the framework of the Erasmus + project.
In addition to the new timetable, this working session was an opportunity to take stock of the project's work packages 2, 3, 4: to elaborate a self-diagnosis of the degree and characteristics of autonomy, to produce an analysis of the external environments in which the missions of the 8 Asian partner universities are embedded, and to carry out a self-assessment of the development strategy by each institution concerned.
A model of report of restitution of the batches of activities 2, 3, 4 was proposed in order to ensure the continuity of the work carried out between these batches and the batch 5 devoted to the strategic planning device.
Finally, this meeting was an opportunity to take stock of the acquisition of computer hardware and software. As a reminder, the PURSEA project aims to strengthen the capacity of university governance in Southeast Asia through the definition and implementation of a renewed strategic planning in a context of empowerment. This reinforcement includes the purchase of software for the implementation and monitoring of a multi-year action plan, but also a training program to support the 8 Asian partner universities in mastering these new management tools.