Éva Farkas is an associate professor of Szeged University at the Doctoral School of Education. She is a member of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. She has 20 years of experience in the field of vocational training and adult education as a teacher, expert, curriculum designer, mentor, consultant and researcher. She was a key expert in the elaboration of the HuNQF, and she is a leading actor in the National ECVET Network. Between 2012 and 2017 she was the leader of a consortium that comprised higher educational institutions, and whose aim was to establish the conditions for training adult educational professionals at higher educational level and to develop the qualities of these experts. Her current research field focuses on learning outcomes approach, validation of learning outcomes acquired in a non-formal and informal learning context and using learning outcomes to harmonize the training offer of HE and the labor market needs.
Balazs NEMETH (HU)
Dr. habil Balázs Németh is a researcher on European adult and lifelong learning policy development and comparative adult education. He is an associate professor and reader in Adult Learning and Education at the University of Pécs and a founding member of the Hungarian Universities Lifelong Learning Network (MELLearN). Further research topics of his are: Politics and Adult Education, Comparative Adult Education, History of Modern European Adult Education and Learning City-Region Developments in association with the global network of learning cities programme (GNLC) of UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
Balázs Németh is the president of EUCEN for 2019-21 period being responsible for policy affairs and talks. He is a vice-Director of PASCAL International Observatory for Central-East Europe, Executive President of MELLearN.
e-mail: nemeth.balazs@pte.hu
Hanne SMIDT (DK)
Senior Adviser, European University Association
Hanne Smidt Consulting
Hanne Smidt is a senior advisor at European University Association (EUA) and runs her own consultancy: Hanne Smidt Consulting. She is also a member of the Governing Board at Borås University, Sweden. She has over the past 30 years worked in higher education at all levels (institutional, national and European) and has in particular followed the implementation of the Bologna Process and the EHEA. She has actively participated in promoting of student-centred learning, widening participation and lifelong learning (LLL) and researched and written extensively on the implementation of the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area.

Recently she has started to use her longstanding knowledge and engagement in European higher education and research and innovation to support the further development of lifelong learning.