Health2Innovation – A University-Business Alliance to accelerate the digital and green transition of healthcare and innovation in the health market

Health2Innovation – A University-Business Alliance to accelerate the digital and green transition of healthcare and innovation in the health market

Implementation period: 01.09.2023 – 31.08.2026
Project number: 101111300

Assistance program: Alliances for Innovation

Project description

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the urgent need to accelerate the deployment and market uptake of digital health technologies. Many of these innovations were developed to combat the spread of COVID-19 and now present an opportunity to revolutionize the health sector in Europe. This sector must adapt to the latest technological advancements to become more digital and sustainable. Equipping university students and graduates with entrepreneurial, digital, and green skills is crucial for driving this transformation.

Health2Innovation aims to inspire, mentor, train, and empower students and graduates through the development and execution of a dedicated, standalone, and hybrid training course focused on the skills needed by a digitally transformed health sector. This initiative brings together higher education institutions, incubators, vocational education training organizations, SMEs, and tech experts from Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania to exchange knowledge and best practices.

The partnership will co-design and deliver a training course targeting students and graduates in Life Sciences, Medicine, Business, Engineering, or ICT-related studies. This course will leverage each partner’s expertise and experience to enhance learners’ understanding in key areas such as digital health, data literacy, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, biotechnology, and circular economy, along with their entrepreneurial, digital, and green skills.

Health2Innovation will also develop a digital learning hub and a mobile app, and will bring to life a Health Innovation Bootcamp and an Apprenticeship program in innovative health clusters, specifically the Medicon Valley in Denmark and Sweden and the Lille Northern France Health Cluster. Through these initiatives, Health2Innovation seeks to build a robust foundation for the next generation of health sector professionals, ensuring they are well-equipped to lead and innovate in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Target group

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students in life sciences, medicine, engineering or ICT-related studies.
  • Graduates in life sciences, medicine, engineering or ICT related studies
  • VET institutions
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

Project results

  • Health2Innovation Learning Resources – Comprehensive training materials for a multidisciplinary course aimed at students and graduates in Medicine, Life Sciences, Business, Engineering, and ICT. Emphasizing entrepreneurial, digital, and green skills, the materials include presentations, videos, case studies, startup success stories, interactive tools, and quizzes.
  • Health Innovation Bootcamp – A mobility activity for trainers and trainees from all partner countries, featuring a 2-day training course. Participants will engage in short workshops, pitch their ideas, attend keynote speeches, and network with stakeholders.
  • Health2Innovation Apprenticeship Programme – The Health2Innovation Apprenticeship Programme complements the Health2Innovation training course and Health Innovation Bootcamp. It provides learners with an opportunity to enhance their learning through practical, work-based training. Participants apply the knowledge and skills gained from project activities to real-world professional tasks. They gain firsthand experience and insight into the daily challenges of the healthcare sector, contributing to their professional development.
  • Health2Innovation Digital Learning Hub and Mobile App – The digital learning hub will host the curriculum, resources, and a matchmaking tool for students and graduates to connect with mentors, career counselors, and investors, promoting new career pathways. The mobile app will help users create entrepreneurial profiles and business idea portfolios, linking them with mentors, investors, and health sector partners.

Partners

UBI – Covilha, Portugal (coordinator)

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, KAUNAS – Kaunas, Lithuania

UVEG – Valencia, Spain

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS – Patras, Greece

UNIVERSAL CERTIFICATION SOLUTIONS SA – Athens, Greece

UNIVERSITY STEFAN CEL MARE SUCEAVA – Suceava, Romania

GRANTXPERT – Nicosia, Cypr

INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT – Larissa, Greece

CWEP – Rzeszow, Poland

ISOB GMBH – Regensburg, Germany

EURASANTE – Loos, France

SmiLe Incubator – Lund, Sweden

ECHALLIANCE COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE – Dublin, Ireland

VASS – Windhof, Luxembourg

DIST-SEED – Digital Integration Storytelling Through Social-Emotional Education

DIST-SEED – Digital Integration Storytelling Through Social-Emotional Education

Implementation period: 01.09.2023 – 31.08.2025
Project number: 2023-1-DK01-KA220-ADU-000151655

Assistance program: Erasmus+

Project description

Emotional education, often referred to as emotional intelligence or emotional literacy, is the process of developing and nurturing the ability to recognise, understand, manage and use emotions effectively in various aspects of life. It includes learning to recognise and express emotions, empathise with others and regulate one’s own emotional responses. Emotional education is essential for personal development, healthy relationships and overall wellbeing.

The main outcome of the DIST-SEED project will be the development of a digital storytelling toolkit through adult social-emotional education (consisting of an adult guide and a practical guide) to be used by a group of adult education professionals – trained by the project – with their students to teach them digital skills and support them in finding a new learning/work/life path.

Target group

  • Educators and teachers from adult education institutions, as well as future educators and teachers who are currently studying and at the same time doing internships in adult schools.
  • University professors who are training future adult educators.

Project results

  • R1: Cooperative design of the Digital Storytelling through Social-Emotional

Education for Adults Toolkit, and its testing through Classroom Workshops/ sets of lessons – aims to create digital materials, a guide and tools for teaching Digital Storytelling through social-emotional education for adults and to test these products with adult learners in education centres. The programme is intended to support teachers in adult education centres by offering innovative educational frameworks and tools to enhance learners’ self-efficacy and promote their social and emotional inclusion, while improving their digital and communication skills.

  • R2: Face-to-face Learning, Training and Teaching workshops on Social-Emotional

Education and Digital Storytelling – Training teachers and adult educators and trainers in partner organisations in Digital Storytelling methodology through social-emotional education to support young adults and adult learners in challenging situations. The outcome aims to improve the digital skills and teaching competences of adult teachers and trainers through an innovative, creative and engaging educational approach.

Partners

HF & VUC FYN – Odense, Denmark (coordinator)

Archivio della Memoria – Rome, Italy

EIA – ENSINO E INVESTIGACAO E ADMINISTRACAO SA – Barcarena, Portugal

European Learning Centre – Ubrique, Spain

STOWARZYSZENIE CENTRUM WSPIERANIA EDUKACJI I PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI – Rzeszow, Poland

Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg – Freiburg, Germany

VUC Storstrøm – Nykøbing, Denmark

Mindfulness for Integration

Mindfulness for Integration

Implementation period: 01.09.2023 – 31.08.2025
Project number: 2023-1-HU01-KA220-ADU-000160977

Assistance program: Erasmus+

Project description

The main objective of the Mindfulness for Integration project is to provide the Cultural and Creative Sector professionals as well as the experts of social support to care for the wellbeing of migrants and refugees through arts and culture.

Thus we intend to:

  • Ensure the specific mental health needs of refugees are understood to 50 support service workers in civil society organisations and local authorities
  • Strengthen and support the mental wellbeing of 210 refugees through the work of the local CCS
  • Increase civic engagements and active participation in society amongst refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants
  • Upskill 70 CCS professionals to create creative wellbeing supportive learning material
  • Promote social inclusion and diversity through art and creativity to 12 local authorities’ settlement and integration support services

Mindfulness for Integration project results

  • Best Practice Handbook in the use of creative activities to support migrant mental health and social integration
  • Professional Development Sessions for CCS Professionals
  • M4I Blended Learning Course, aimed at refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants, to teach them to use the M4I initiative to support their mental health through creative learning and innovative exercises
  • M4I Facilitator e-Course, an innovative, interactive digital training course aimed at upskilling integration support and support service workers, key workers and civic society organisations
  • Mindfulness for Integration Awareness & Understanding Campaign

Mindfulness for Integration partners

ARTEMISSZIÓ ALAPÍTVÁNY – Hungary (Project coordinator)

KAINOTOMIA & SIA EE – Greece

INSTITUT FÜR ROMA UND MINDERHEITEN EV – Germany

CUIABLUE OÜ – Estonia

NORDIC DIASPORA FORUM – Sweden

CWEP – Poland (it is us)

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ACCESS II – Acquisition of Critical Approach to Environmental issues in School Education

ACCESS II – Acquisition of Critical Approach to Environmental issues in School Education

Implementation period: 31.12.2023 – 30.12.2025
Project number: 2023-1-CZ01-KA220-SCH-000155271

Assistance program: Erasmus+

Project description

The main objective of the ACCESS II project is to equip secondary school teachers with innovative and effective tools to develop students’ critical thinking skills about the environment. By providing engaging and comprehensive resources, the project aims to enable teachers to create a generation of informed and responsible citizens who are prepared to face the challenges of climate change.

 

Target group

  • Students
  • Teachers
  • School leaders
  • Educational policymakers

Project results

  • Training lessons on environmental critical thinking – a set of 200 micro lessons on critical thinking about the environment for secondary school students in 6 languages.
  • Environmental critical thinking training platform – an e-learning platform where the project results will be available.
  • Environmental critical approach microcertificate – a system that will help schools assess the level of skills acquisition and thus the environmental performance of staff and students.
  • Toolkit for teachers on environmental critical thinking training – an online guide for teachers will provide users with practical guidance on how to implement the newly developed micro lessons in schools and apply the micro-certification system.

Partners

ProEduca z.s. – Dobrá Voda u Českých Budějovic, Czech Republic (coordinator)

Archivio della Memoria – Rome, Italy

LernBar Europa e.V. – Lingen, Germany

European Learning Centre – Ubrique, Spain

Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg – Freiburg, Germany

STOWARZYSZENIE CENTRUM WSPIERANIA EDUKACJI I PRZEDSIĘBIORCZOŚCI – Rzeszow, Poland

UTOPIA: intercUltural Training to suppOrt disPlaced UkrainIAns

UTOPIA: intercUltural Training to suppOrt disPlaced UkrainIAns

Implementation period: 01.01.2024 – 30.06.2025
Project number: 2023-2-RO01-KA220-YOU-000174611

Assistance program: Erasmus+

Project description

The UTOPIA project fosters a welcoming mindset among young locals towards Ukrainian refugees through intercultural dialogue facilitated by youth workers. Its objectives include enhancing support for young refugees, improving youth workers’ skills, increasing refugee youth integration, and promoting the project’s visibility and impact.

 

Since February 2022, the war in Ukraine has caused over 5.8 million Ukrainian refugees in the EU. UTOPIA promotes their social integration through intercultural activities and educational strategies. The project exemplifies youth work by promoting social inclusion and intercultural dialogue, emphasizing human rights and democracy. It uses gamification to enhance understanding and break cultural barriers.

By facilitating intercultural dialogue, UTOPIA aims to reduce discrimination and xenophobia, fostering social inclusion and aiding refugees’ transition into new environments. Overall, UTOPIA creates an inclusive environment for young locals and Ukrainian refugees, promoting mutual understanding and cooperation.

UTOPIA project results

  • Intercultural Dialogue Guide addressed to youth workers with theory on Intercultural Dialogue and non-formal activities
  • “Become Agent for Social Change” Game addressed to local and refugee youth with 6 branching scenarios that narrate situations where Ukrainian refugees face discrimination
  • Sharing & promotion events and activities

UTOPIA partners

Asociatia Consultantilor in Dezvoltare Comunitara – ACDC – Romania (Project coordinator)

KAINOTOMIA & SIA EE – Greece

Union for the Development of Education and Science – Ukraine

CWEP – Poland (it is us)

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ENTREADU: Promoting Entrepreneurs with Migrant Backgrounds on online gamified platforms

ENTREADU: Promoting Entrepreneurs with Migrant Backgrounds on online gamified platforms

Implementation period: 01.12.2023 – 30.11.2025
Project number: 2023-1-BG01-KA220-ADU-000151189

Assistance program: Erasmus+

Project description

EntreAdu, as a cornerstone initiative in alignment with the EU’s strategic priorities, emphasizes bolstering investment in human capital and education. In addition to empowering educators to cultivate entrepreneurial mindsets among low-skilled migrant adults, EntreAdu also includes specialized training courses to enhance teachers’ qualifications. Through this comprehensive approach, the project aims to catalyze economic empowerment and foster societal inclusion, adhering to the directives outlined by the European Council.

Target groups:

  • Educators and facilitators working with low-skilled adults with migrant backgrounds,
  • Low-skilled adults with migrant backgrounds,
  • NGOs and Adult Education Centers,
  • Women,
  • Immigrants,
  • Youth,
  • Seniors.

PROJECT RESULTS

EntreAdu will develop three project results:

R1: A framework on entrepreneurship grounded on Entrecomp (EC,2016) to figure out how to establish a new model of social entrepreneurship education framework that can be used by migrants on a European level.

R2: A Self Assessment and Recommendation tool to help adult educators to have an overview of their competencies.

R3: An Open Online Course to enhance adult educators’ competencies to develop their own teaching competencies.

PARTNERS:

  1. Bulgaria – Personnal Training EOOD, (Coordinator)
  2. Türkiye – Lnnomate Ldt,
  3. Italy – Formazione e Comunione Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus,
  4. Poland – Stowarzyszenie Centrum Wspierania Edukacji i Przedsiębiorczości (CWEP),
  5. Belgium – UC LIMBURG
  6. Austria – bit Schulungscenter GmbH.
4equality – Implementing innovative tools and methodologies for employability and equal opportunities of young women facing bias in men-dominated future-oriented sectors

4equality – Implementing innovative tools and methodologies for employability and equal opportunities of young women facing bias in men-dominated future-oriented sectors

Implementation period: 01.01.2024 – 31.12.2025
Project number: 2023-2-PL01-KA220-YOU-000178863

Field: Youth

Project description

Current youth generation is eager to take control of their lives, they are better educated than ever and are more active in political and social arena (53% engagement) (EU Youth Strategy). But, more than ever it faces inclusion challenges within the economic sector, due to uncertainties linked to technological changes, demographic trends, discrimination, social exclusion and populism. The challenge is even more severe for women. Even though more young women than men in EU graduate from universities (Women’s situation in the labour market, EU, 2022), their access to job market is more limited, with 12.6% EU gender employment gap (CEDEFOP 2022). More, the access to job market declined during Covid especially for women and young people (OECD 2022). While women in general face strong barriers in job market access related to gender bias and perceived negative impact of commonly higher engagement into unpaid care responsibilities, it’s young women that are on average 2 to 3 times more likely to be unemployed than older adults (ILO 2021). While such gender inequalities are broadly recognised, and especially present in male-dominated areas, as business and STEM, women studying or training to work in those sectors aren’t being prepared to deal with the job market discriminative behaviours.

4equality offers approach and tools for building competences of young women looking into carriers in male-dominated industries – business and STEM, to proactively cope with challenges of widespread in the professional environment gender bias and mitigate the bias impact on their professional life. Results will target building awareness how gender bias translates to discriminatory behaviours, build understand of its impact and develop competencies to protect oneself from their impact.4equality offers methodology and tools for youth workers and self-development tools for young women to enable them to proactively combat the negative impact of gender bias on their professional life, by helping them to overcome internal barriers and anticipate and minimise impact of discriminative behaviours. It’ll also promote awareness of the bias, and especially of subconscious gender bias on different aspects of professional life and on the lack of equal treatment in business and STEM

4skills project results

  • R1: E-mentor for young women and support tools for youth workers supporting identification of individuals competitive edge with the look beyond the formal qualifications.
  • R2: Tools for youth workers – How to support young women related to business and STEM in building their readiness to cope with bias and pro-actively react to discrimination.
  • R3: E-training for young women for achieving their readiness to deal with gender bias, – tolls for awareness building in the area.

4skills partners

  • CENTRUM WSPIERANIA EDUKACJI I PRZEDSIĘBIORCZOŚCI – Poland (project coordinator)
  • E&D KNOWLEDGE CONSULTING LDA – Portugal
  • ASSOCIATIA DE DEZVOLTARE ESONOMICO-SOCIALA – Romania
  • LOVILA LIMITED – Cyprus
  • SPRUDZENIE ZNAM I MOGA – Bulgaria
  • ASOCIATIA PENTRU DEZVOLTAREA ANTREPRENORIATULUI FEMININ – Romania

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EDU4Food: Educating youth towards sustainable, healthy and equitable food systems

EDU4Food: Educating youth towards sustainable, healthy and equitable food systems

Implementation period: 01.03.2024 – 28.02.2026
Project number: KA220-YOU-2023-026

Field: Youth
Project description

The EDU4Food project focuses on developing competencies in sustainable food-relevant sectors and promoting deep knowledge of the main pillars of the Farm to Fork Strategy through educational modules as well as activities, methodologies, and lesson plans that align with sustainability goals. Through the deliverables produced, the project supports the testing of innovative practices that prepare young learners, youth workers, and the participating staff to embrace sustainable behaviours. This includes encouraging resource-saving practices, reducing energy consumption and waste, offsetting carbon footprints, and promoting sustainable choices in food production and consumption. The project also emphasizes behavioural changes at an individual level, targeting preferences, consumption habits, and lifestyles that align with the principles of the New European Bauhaus initiative. Additionally, the initiative aims to enhance the sustainability competencies of youth workers, reinforcing their capacity to promote environmental sustainability within their respective institutions.

Strengthening the employability of young people The EDU4Food initiative contributes to strengthening the employability of young people through its focus on education and skill development. By providing knowledge on the Farm to Fork Strategy and by presenting entrepreneurial success stories, case studies, and career opportunities within the sustainable food system, the project seeks to inspire and motivate young people towards developing sustainable food systems and achieving environmental stewardship. By fostering a deeper understanding of the food system and promoting sustainable practices, the project aims to empower young people, including those facing social and economic challenges, to become active participants in the transition towards a more sustainable and equitable food future.

Edu4Food project results

  • Training Package including educational modules on the Farm to Fork strategy, case studies, career opportunities, sustainable recipes and cooking videos, quizzes, game + Activity guide
  • Interactive Space with two Profiles providing access to WP2 material in an interactive format including an e-learning system, assessment and certification procedure and resources repository + Piloting sessions
  • Local Initiatives on food education including workshops, expos, farm visits.

Edu4Food partners

  • CROSSING BORDERS – Denmark (Project coordinator)
  • KAINOTOMIA & SIA EE – Greece
  • C.A. INNOEUSPHERE LIMITED – Cyprus
  • E-JUNIORS – France
  • CWEP – Poland (it is us)

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DataPro – How to protect your personal data and what’s more that of your friends?

DataPro – How to protect your personal data and what’s more that of your friends?

Implementation period: 31.12.2023 – 30.08.2026
Project number: KA220-BW-23-32-157287

Assistance program: Erasmus+
Project description

The DataPro project tackles the intricate challenges of data protection in the digital era, acknowledging its critical importance for future generations. In response to the evolving landscape of digitalization, the project aims to educate individuals on the complexities of data privacy regulations, emphasizing ethical considerations inherent in information technology. By fostering a deeper understanding of the ethical implications, DataPro equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to navigate the digital terrain responsibly.

Through targeted education, DataPro seeks to democratize access to data literacy, particularly focusing on educators who play a pivotal role in shaping digital literacy among students. By enhancing knowledge about data usage, protection, and broader societal implications, DataPro empowers individuals to navigate the digital world confidently and responsibly.

DataPro project results

  • reports on learning objectives and hurdles (from risk awareness to unintuitive privacy concepts)
  • multilingual curriculum and country-specific training syllabi
  • training materials and tools for students and teachers
  • a website
  • workshops with teachers and students
  • presentations for further stakeholders

DataPro partners

  • Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg – Germany (Project coordinator)
  • Archivio della Memoria – Italy
  • ProEduca z.s. – Czechia
  • European Learning Centre – Spain
  • cyberGEIGER – Germany
  • CWEP – Poland (it is us)

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GARY 5.0 – Greater Aggregation of knowledge and Reinforcements of awareness in the field Industry 5.0 in vocational education

GARY 5.0 – Greater Aggregation of knowledge and Reinforcements of awareness in the field Industry 5.0 in vocational education

Implementation period: 01.12.2023 – 30.11.2025 
Project number: 2023-1-DE02-KA220-VET-000158236

Assistance program: Erasmus+

The GARY 5.0 project is an innovative project aimed at developing entrepreneurial and innovation skills. Through diverse educational activities, mentoring, and practical group projects, we want to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to create and implement their business ideas.
Activities carried out as part of the project include various forms of learning, from interactive workshops and training to mentoring sessions led by experienced businesses and the public to business idea competitions that encourage creative thinking and innovation.

The project strives to create an inspiring environment that fosters the development of practical skills and allows people to gain tangible experience in entrepreneurship and innovation. The methodology is grounded in active learning, collaboration, and practical challenges that participants undertake in groups.

The target groups of the project are:

  • VET Centre Leaders – VET trainers, practitioners – VET learners,
  • representatives of VET providers, business incubators, regional development agencies, chambers,
  • Representatives of SMEs operate in specific sectors (aviation and automotive industry, ecotourism, food, and beverage industry as well as the wood industry).

Project results:

  1. Development of Industry 5.0 Benchmarking Tool for VET
  2. Industry 5.0 adaptive and validation OER
  3. Educational application on the Internet platform:

Partners of the project:

  • Assist Gesellschaft für Unternehmensberat ung und Personalentwicklun g mbH, Germany – Coordinator
  • Stowarzyszenie Centrum Wspierania Edukacji i Przedsiębiorczości – Poland (it’s us)
  • LABC S.R.L – Italy
  • EESTI EDUHUB OÜ – Estonia
  • E&D KNOWLEDGE CONSULTING, LDA – Portugal.