Let's find out how the IPR4SC project was financed 2022-11-28
Let us start by saying that IPR4SC is a project financed in the framework of ERASMUS+, which is the European Union’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €26,2 billion (for the period 2021-2027) provided opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ does not just present opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
In the rich menu of the opportunities offered by Erasmus+, there are also the so-called “Alliances for Innovation”. And this is the scheme that allowed us to have our project financed!
This sub-programme aims at strengthening Europe’s innovation capacity through stronger cooperation and knowledge flow among higher education, vocational education and training (both initial and continuous), businesses and the broader socio-economic environment, including research. They also aim to encourage new skills and address skills mismatches by designing new curricula for higher education and vocational education and training, and supporting the development of a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-set in the EU.
In the call 2021, the first one of the new programming period for this program, among the more than 100 project proposals presented, only 25 were financed. Among them, clearly, our project.
- Fostering new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning: fostering innovation in education design and delivery, teaching methods, assessment techniques, learning environments and/or developing new skills;
- Stimulating a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial attitudes, mind-set and skills in learners, educational staff and other workers, in line with the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework;
- Improving the quality and relevance of skills developed and certified through education and training systems (including new skills and tackling skills mismatches);
- Facilitating the flow and co-creation of knowledge between higher education and vocational education and training, research, the public sector and the business sector