INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
erasmus +

One of EUSA University Centre’s main objective is to be an active participant in the development of the European Union and its projects of cooperation, education, research, and entrepreneurial growth; both with European countries and with all international partner countries.

Our International Office coordinates and participates in several projects, created in the frame of ERASMUS+. The projects, though with different aims and outcomes, are all focused on the improvement of European Higher Education and the development of the opportunities for the youth. Thanks to the international projects, EUSA has been developing a range of strategic partnerships with internationally renowned institutes of higher education, promoting exchanges between these universities at all levels.

The International Office of the campus (comprising EUSA and Nuevas Profesiones, the VET centre) actively participates, as partners or coordinators, in the following projects:

Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices

ERASMUS+ KA2 – Strategic Partnership for Higher Education

smart
erasmus programme

Description:

SMART PLUS is an educational research project which aims to develop an innovative system that identifies gaps in competences required by the tourism industry and educational institutions. In addition, SMART PLUS will offer a range of online learning resources and trainings to extend the impact that this research can have on European educational institutions as they promote employability and prepare their students for the global labour market.

Through project deliverables such as self-assessment tools, e-learning solutions and online open access to educational resources, SMART PLUS will allow institutions to customise trainings according to learning needs and objectives. The three principal outcomes are as follows:

  SMART PLUS System: A self-assessment tool that will identify skills and competences that are relevant for the tourism industry at the EU-level and will allow educational institutions to identify the mismatch between training contents and labour market demand.

  SMART PLUS Learning Resources: In response to the results of the self-assessment tool, a modular training will be designed to help institutions tackle the mismatch problem and support students in acquiring relevant competences. The training will be composed of independent training modules addressing five core EU-identified competences for lifelong learning: intercultural competences, entrepreneurship, soft skills, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and communication in foreign languages.

  SMART PLUS Online Platform: This online portal will provide institutions and students with access to the self-assessment tool, the e-learning solution, and a repository of additional open educational resources that allow institutions to customise the training according to learner needs.

Project Acronym:

SMART+

Project Duration:

24 months – From 01/12/2016 to 30/11/2018

Project Coordinator:

EUSA, Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía, Spain

Partners:

Budget:

142,157.00 EUR

Website:

www.smartplus-project.org

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

erasmus programme

Description:

SCOPE is a competitiveness and innovative programme which aims to develop a more entrepreneurship acting into the European market. The main goal is to reduce the gap between Northern Europe, which already has improved its intrapreneurial thinking, and Southern & Eastern Europe, where the intrapreneurial thinking is neither prevalent nor encouraged.

SCOPE will foster innovativeness and competitive growth in Europe by establishing intrapreneurial structures in companies wishing to be innovative.

The project uses innovative approaches and tools in different dimensions to foster:

  Collection and exchange of good practices and its dissemination among European companies and stakeholders in the field of corporate entrepreneurship.

  A two-side corporate entrepreneurship training programme will be designed as an indicator targeting at the same time managers, employees and students of innovative companies.

  An open learning platform will be designed in all the partners’ languages to provide equal learning opportunities.

  Finally, in order to make the training even more reachable a guide book as well as promotional videos will be produced with the stated goal to disseminate the project and attract different people who are not necessarily involved in the field of corporate entrepreneurship.

Project Acronym:

SCOPE

Project Duration:

24 months – From 01/10/2017 to 30/09/2019

Project Coordinator:

FH JOANNEUM GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H, Gratz, Austria.

Partners:

Budget:

285.332,00. EUR

Website:

www.scope-project.eu

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

ERASMUS+ KA2 – Capacity-building in the Field of Higher Education

diremed
erasmus programme

Description:

DIRE-MED aims to establish a sustainable relation of mutual trust and intercultural awareness between countries of the Mediterranean through university cooperation. The project fosters mobility and exchange of people and practices, with the goal of achieving a major economic and cultural integration of the Maghreb region.

DIRE-MED objectives are:

 To create a cooperation framework to facilitate international exchanges of students, academic and non-academic staff of higher education institutions from the Mediterranean region.

 To articulate the cooperation between university and society by promoting intercultural dialogue and strengthening the international  and entrepreuneurial spirit in the region, so as to make the labour market more dynamic.

 To develop capacity-building of international office staff of higher education institutions from partner countries so that they will actively promote global mobility and opportunities for education and training purposes and promote the internationalisation of their universities.

 To influence future political policies in order to consolidate, improve and develop new programmes and initiatives.

Project Acronym:

DIRE-MED

Project Duration:

36 months – From 15/10/2016 to 14/10/2019

Project Coordinator:

UNIMED – Mediterranean University Union, Italy

Partners:

Budget:

821,954.00 EUR

Website:

www.diremedproject.eu

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Key Action 3 – Support for Policy Reform 

erasmus programme

Description:

CulTVET is an innovative European project which aims to develop the skills of young people interested to work in the field of cultural tourism, in order to contribute to increase their employability, as well as to provide enterprises with trained professionals who possess the necessary skills to cover the market needs. Is the VET centre of the campus, NUEVAS PROFESIONES, which participates in the this project as a partner. The main goal pursued is to contribute to the development of the tourism sector through the improvement of the VET offer in the cultural tourism sector.

For this purpose, CulTVET will develop a joint qualification for vocational training centers in the field of cultural tourism with a strong work-based component. Students who participate in this qualification will have the opportunity to receive specific training through a curriculum based on the needs of the sector and to learn through their integration in a real work environment.

The partners who participate in this project come from four Mediterranean countries: Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus, which depend greatly on the tourism sector for job creation and internal growth.

Project Acronym:

CulTVET

Project Duration:

24 months – from October 2018 to September 2020.

Project Coordinator:

Seville Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Spain.

Partners:

Budget:

603.520,00 EUR

Website:

www.cultvet.eu/

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

ECHE – Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014/20 

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+.

Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía has been awarded by the European Commission the European Charter for Higher Education and is therefore committed to the respect of qualitative requirements for the international mobility.

erasmus

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.