HSBooster.eu at the Forefront of HLF-EDU 2024 Standardisation Conference

HSbooster.eu took the stage at the HLF-EDU 2024 Conference "Education on Standardisation in Europe,'' organised by the European Commission High-Level Forum (EC-HLF) on European Standardisation. Held on 17-18 June 2024, in Delft, the Netherlands, the Conference brought together national and European standardisation bodies, academics teaching about standardisation, representatives of the European Union (EU) Member States, and other stakeholders to discuss the challenges and work towards concrete solutions.

On the first day of the Conference, Prof. Ivana Mijatović (HSbooster.eu / University of Belgrade, Serbia) took part in the fireside conversations with Prof. Henk de Vries (Erasmus University, Netherlands). In this session, academia and national standardisation bodies (NSBs) shared their most successful ventures in teaching standardisation and talked about their challenges and concerns.

On the second day of the Conference, participants had the opportunity to learn about a broad range of serious games. Serious games attempt to bridge the gap between education and the application of knowledge. By bringing together different subject areas, the player can have comprehensive, cross-thematic experiences. The learning effect is supported by the fun of the game.

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On behalf of the HSbooster.eu, Prof. Ivana Mijatović, the lead of the Training Academy, presented the Serious Smiley Game, after which the participants had the opportunity to actually play the game. 

The Serious Smiley Game is a role-play and simulation game that aims to develop soft skills needed in standardisation processes, focusing on argumentation skills, common understanding and strategic positioning. It is a facilitated game based on careful instructions to provoke communication among the game participants and increase their understanding of the process of reaching a common understanding, which is the first and primary step for achieving a common agreement. 
For more information about the HSbooster.eu Serious Smiley Game:

Visit Serious Smiley Game

For more information about the HSbooster.eu Training Academy:

Visit HSbooster Training Academy

The conference was organised by Workstream 1 of the HLF on European Standardisation of the EC, led by Eindhoven University of Technology, CEN-CENELEC, and DIGITALEUROPE.

The event was hosted and sponsored by the Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. 
The networking receptions were supported by ETSI and by CEN-CENELEC.


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