Talloires Network Programs

In pursuit of its mission and vision, the Talloires Network implements and supports a variety of programs, aimed at encouraging civic engagement at institutions of higher education throughout the world.  These programs include:

MacJannet Prize
The MacJannet Prize was established by the Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation to recognize exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Talloires Network member universities and contributes financially to their ongoing public service efforts.

Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI)
The Youth Economic Participation Initiative (YEPI) aims to address the global crisis in youth unemployment by supporting the efforts of universities in developing countries to develop and test innovative university-led models that enable upper-year university students and recent alumni to accelerate their transition to the work force.

University Volunteer Program
The Talloires Network University Volunteer Program is a joint initiative between the Talloires Network and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, funded by the Santander Group, currently beginning its pilot year .  The goal of the TN Volunteer Program is to promote global civic engagement and community building through the international exchange of students within the Talloires Network member institutions.

Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program
The Faculty and Staff Professional Development Program (FSPD) funded by the Pearson Foundation, is being developed and will be administered by Innovations in Civic Participation on behalf of the Talloires Network.  The purpose of this program is to build institutional leadership in the global higher education community around civic engagement issues through regional meetings, an online clearinghouse, webinar modules, and a speakers’ bureau.

Action Research Program
The 2013 – 2014 Action Research Program takes advantage of the exciting opportunities for research embedded within and cutting across our existing programs and activities. For the next three years, the TN will be supporting the efforts of 16 university civic engagement programs in 12 countries. Working hand-in-hand with university heads, administrators, faculty, staff, students and community partners, we will develop a TN Community of Practice to reinforce relationships among members, scholars and practitioners; encourage South-North and South-South learning; and generate new and useful knowledge to strengthen and expand the civic engagement movement in higher education.

Global Conferences
The Talloires Network has brought together its member institutions for regional conferences three times – in 2005 in Talloires, France; in 2010 in Bellagio, Italy; and in 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  These conferences enable the Network members to meet one another, exchange ideas and strengthen their commitment to the Talloires Network.