In pursuit of its mission and vision, the Talloires Network implements and supports programs to strengthen the civic engagement and social responsibility activities of institutions of higher education throughout the world. These programs include:
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), funded by the MasterCard Foundation, addresses the global crisis in youth unemployment by supporting innovative programs of universities in developing countries to prepare their students for employment and entrepreneurship.
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. The program promotes 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, has been developed and is administered by Innovations in Civic Participation on behalf of the Talloires Network. The program builds 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 Action Research Program takes advantage of the exciting opportunities for research embedded within and cutting across TN programs. It is 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, it is developing a 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.
The Talloires Network has brought together its member institutions for international conferences three times – in 2005 in Talloires, France; in 2010 in Bellagio, Italy; and in 2011 in Madrid, Spain. These convenings enable Network members to exchange ideas and develop joint initiatives.