EGD4cities – European Green Deal for Cities
Project duration: 01.09.2020 – 31.08.2022
Project budget: 192 000,00 EUR
Funding: Program Erasmus+, Call 2020 Round 1 KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices KA204 – Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Project website: www.egd4cities.eu
EGD4cities takes inspiration from existing initiatives, aiming to implement a general concept and approach to greening human capital and economy referred to the wider approach to sustainability introducing skills linked to the transition to a circular and greener economy.
Τhe project has the specific objective to enhance the required green skills for workforce by improving its technical capacities, knowledge, values and attitudes to develop and support sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes in business, industry and the community.
More specifically, this project aims to provide a training material for local authorities’ staff on how to put the European Green Deal into practice at the local level, and respect the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”, SDG 11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, as well as to relevant targets of other SDGs. Also, a pilot training course will be held for testing and making adjustments on developed material.
- Kokkalis Foundation (Grecce) – leader
- Enoros Consultinf Limited (Cyprus) – Partner
- PRISM – Promozione Internazionale Sicilia – Mondo (Italy) – Partner
- The Rural Hub CLG (Ireland) – Partner
- Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government (Grecce) – Partner
- Obshtina Burgas (Bulgaria) – Partner
- Bialystok University of Technology (Poland) – Partner
The project aims to address the needs of adapting teaching and assessment methods to pandemic conditions, but also adapting the education system to the 21st century (or knowledge-society) needs and state-of-the art pedagogical research. This general objective will be achieved by applying the holistic approach through mutual transnational cooperation among four university partners from Poland (Bialystok University of Technology), Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Serbia (University of Niš) and Bulgaria (University of Ruse „Angel Kanchev”), and a number of additional industrial partners. The basic innovation lies in the holistic approach covering the set of the activities: novel teaching methodology, elaboration of new courses programmes, edition of digital materials (manuals, reports, problems, exercises, tests, etc.), writing textbooks and training of academic teachers to involve them in this new teaching way.
The following results will be achieved during the project implementation:
- The innovative problem-based methodology under pandemic conditions will be developed and will be supported by appropriate digital presentations.
- Digital resources will be created in educating teachers for acquiring new skills related to the problem-based methodology. Detailed schedules, presentations and recorded movies will be accessed at the project website.
- Digital teaching resources will be created in selected areas of ICT applicable for a group of problem-based courses. At least eight courses will be modernized. The introduction-to-lecture movies, interactive lecture presentations, project statements, lab exercises and online exam tests will be created.
- At least three multimedia books will be prepared with the aim to enable students to follow online lectures and prepare exams under pandemic conditions. A collection of students’ lab projects sharing best practices within partner universities will be edited.
ADD_ON_SKILLS project responds to an increasing need for taking up new challenges in digital and remote times, that set the bar high for teachers and trainers in technical universities. Thus, they need not only to follow quick-changes in the construction sector, but also face the prospect of remote or hybrid learning. Preliminary research about the competences of graduates of technical universities as well as results of analysis of our previous Erasmus+ project, showed inability to conduct comprehensive analysis taking into account different aspects and technical solutions to create the best energy-effective and ecology-friendly solution. The analysis of the previous project in this area showed a gap to be filled, thus, we decided to face the challenge. Moreover the pandemic situation made students stay home or conduct blended learning, that raised requirements to educators.
To achieve the aim of the project a cohesive consortium with active involvement of 5 HEIs and one association of engineers has been established. All partners understand inevitability of changes in the education system and have wide experience in different areas related to designing low energy and eco-friendly buildings for sustainable cities. Common work of our teachers, their participation in an international short training, project meetings will enable the exchange of knowledge about designing and workmanship of modern, smart buildings using eco-friendly solutions. It will also contribute to the creation of a long-lasting network of cooperation in the didactic and scientific field. We will create an innovative learning module for blended mobility course, taking into account that the full course could be done remotely if necessary. We will develop at least 4 e-labs that will provide remote access to the equipment or will allow to simulate operation of systems depending on external variables to replace typical labs on site. Our ideas, tools and methods will be tested on two groups of students working in international and interdisciplinary teams.
Project duration: 01.03.2021 – 28.02.2023
Project budget: 254 729,00 EUR
The project will be implemented by the Faculty of Computer Science (BUT) with Universitaet Leipzig (Germany), Polytechneio Kritis (Greece) and Tampereen Ammattikorkeakoulu oy Finland (Finland).
Activities of the project include the creation of an innovative teaching method E-Coach, the preparation of courses on e-learning platform for academic teachers and students, as well as the preparation of sample courses implemented on the basis of the developed educational method. There will be three training events in which partners will share their knowledge and test the developed solutions.
Project budget: 398 173,00 EUR
Project website: futuresproject.pb.edu.pl
The project emphasizes the importance of high-quality adaptation skills as the means to support individuals in acquiring and developing key competences. A major part of these transversal competences and “soft skills” is the development of integrated and innovative ways of supporting personal development, resilience, adaptation, and critical thinking. As Futures Literacy (FL) increases individuals’ capacity to ‘use the future(s)’ to explore the present, the project aims to adopt such methodology also to foster professional development. In particular, the project underlines the need to develop skills of young people, for anticipating and promptly reacting to scenario changes, and imagining professional career paths.
The current global pandemic highlights precisely the importance of futures thinking, developing foresight and preparedness, but also an ability to embrace emergence, adapting to unforeseen circumstances that might impact participants’ professional lives.
Within the FUTURES project, we aim to develop the innovative, future-oriented processes, tools, and methods that will foster personal and professional development among European University Students, Early Stage Researchers and High School Students, including also those that aspire to enroll in University. The training materials developed in the project will empower individuals to realize that their images about the future (anticipatory assumptions) have a significant bearing on (limit or open up) their actions and choices today.
The project will serve to reach the following results:
- Design principles for a Future-oriented Training Programme (Intellectual Output 1);
- Foresight Toolbox and Training Manual for improving University Students and Early Stage Researchers future-oriented competences for personal and professional development (Intellectual Output 2);
- Foresight Toolbox and Training Manual for improving High School Students future-oriented competences for personal and professional development (Intellectual Output 3).
GLOCAL is a project that shows future engineers how to think globally and act locally.
It responds to the current needs of the European labor market and it pays attention on the standard of living in cities, expectations addressed to the engineering industry, the availability of ITC technology and mobility’s needs. Engineers working in the broadly understood architectural, construction and civil engineering industry must demonstrate the skills of creative action and cooperation in interdisciplinary and international teams of designers and contractors. A consortium of 3 European universities will carry out the main objective of the project. The academic staff will improve its skills in a modern education as well as exchange of interdisciplinary knowledge and establishing scientific contacts, during three short training sessions.
Project duration: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2021
Project budget: 999 259,00 EUR
Project website: digifof.eu
The DIGIFOF project proposed a network of training environments where HEIs, enterprises and training insitutions come together to develop skill profiles, training concepts as well as materials for design aspects of the Factory of the Future (FoF). It created an organizational structure to foster knowledge transfer between industry and academia, aiming to provide educational and experimental OMiLAB4FoF laboratories, where FoF-aspects can be taught practically or experimented with. These were equipped with modelling, simulation and analysis tools targeting: strategic aspects of FoF (innovative business models, product-service systems, design thinking, crowd-production), process aspects (business process management, enterprise architecture management, product-lifecycle-management) and systems aspects (digital factory, product design, CPS and embedded intelligence, security and safety management).
- University Lucian Blaga Sibiu, Romania (Leader)
- Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
- Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne (EMSE), Francce
- University of Bergamo, Italy
- University of Oulu, Finland
- BOC Information Technologies Consulting Sp. z o.o., Poland
- Continental Automotive Systems SRL, Romania
- CLEXTRAL, France
- ViaMéca, France
- International Centre for Resources and Innovation for Sustainable Development, France
- Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia, Italy
- Centrum Promocji Innowacji i Rozwoju, Poland
- Cluster Metal Manufacturing Transilvania, Romania
- OMiLAB gGmbH, Germany
- Society of Collaborative Networks, Portugal
Project duration: 01.10.2019 – 30.09.2021
Project budget: 94 400,00 EUR
The expected results of the project focus on achieving the objectives of Priority 7 of the Smart Specialization Strategy (Latvia) or RIS3: identification of the existing resources of territories and their specialization, proposing prospective economic development opportunities and directions, int. al. leading and prospective business directions in the municipal territories. According to the NACE Rev. 2classification of economic activities, it corresponds to Section J: Information and communication.
The aim of the project was to examine barriers to communication competencies between mentors and mentees and propose solutions how to enhance and maintain the business mentor network by means of communication technologies. The project was interdisciplinary because, according to the OECD classification, it directly relates to such fields of science as economics, entrepreneurship, communication as well as information technology. The project involved the following research studies: a technical and economic feasibility study and an industry research study.
Leader: jest: Rezeknes Tehnologiju Akademija, Latvia
- Politechnika Bialostocka, Poland
- Utenos kolegija, Lithuania
- Burgaski Svoboden Universitet, Bulgaria
- Ecoistituto del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
- Latvijas Lauku Konsultaciju Un Izglitibas Centers, Latvia
Project duration: 01.11.2018 – 31.10.2021
Project budget: 348 444,00 EUR
Project website: milan-project.eu
The main goal of the MILAN project was the elaboration of an innovative training course in the field of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality usage in the education of Robotics and Automation.
Project activities were oriented to elaboration high-quality, open and innovative training materials and tools in the field of Robotics and Automation with the support of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. All developed MILAN training materials are installed on an interactive e-learning platform. This web-based platform allows the new quality of training oriented on identified needs of the target groups representatives, in the field of Advanced Manufacturing. The MILAN training system contains online e-learning course, lessons for mobile devices, interactive exercises and movies available either for PC, tablets, and smartphones. MILAN results use modern ICT solutions, including Virtual and Augmented Reality. All the training systems are implemented on a special, dedicated Multifunctional Educational-training ICT platform.