Let's find out how the IPR4SC project was financed 2022-11-28

If you ever asked yourself which institution does finance our IPR4SC project, you will be interested in reading this article.
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.

IPR4SC is giving its contribution to reaching all the main objectives of the program and is also encompassing the main features of an Alliance for Innovation project, as it aims at:
  • 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
The IPR4SC consortium is hardly working on the first tasks of the project and is showing a great collaborative spirit to reach the identified targets, in order to build effective and inclusive higher education and vocational education systems, as the call requires.  



Tamara Besednjak Valič

Faculty Of Information Studies In Novo Mesto

e-mail: tamara.valic@fis.unm.si


Virág Szuák

Pannon Business Network Association

e-mail: virag.szuak@pbn.hu