Archi.Medes Working Group in Italy

Project Archi.medes Work Group - Italy met for the first time in Rome from February 28-March 1. After the introduction of participants coming from different age groups and cultural backgrounds, a presentation of EDIW and its place within the Tuning Project and the presentation of the project itself followed.

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“Roots and Wings” Project

Young volunteers will be trained to be ambassadors of good will and dialogue under a grant of the European Commission – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) Erasmus+ Programme in the fields of education, training, youth, sport, audiovisual, culture and volunteering.

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IWB PROJECT: Integration Without Borders

Skills Development and work with minorities and migrants. The project is designed and written by EDIW and coordinated by the University of Olomouc in the Czech Republic. Other participants are the University of Presov (Slovakia), the European Research Centre for the Study Migration in Bamberg (Germany) and the EDIW Associations: (Belgium) PRO.DO.CS (Italy), Education, Culture and Solidarity (Spain ), Caritas Sante Mare (Romania), Center for Social Initiative (Macedonia) and Statutární Mesto (Czech Republic). The proposal is to develop the competencies of volunteers and professionals working in the field of integration of people and groups that belong to minority groups and try to lead them to higher performance. It brings together universities, research centers, associations working in this area, and administrative centers (Policy makers). The proposal lists 10 outcomes and a plan for intensive work. EDIW takes care of the competency development part of the plan and advisement to prepare curriculum development for a Master on the subject. This area of migration is highly relevant at this time in the world.


logo euDeveloping All Round Education. It has been prepared by EDIW and is coordinated by the University of Granada. Universities that have Residence Hall are in a consortium.  These are the following: University of Padua (Italy), the University of Uppsala (Sweden) and the University of Dublin - Trinity College (Ireland). EDIW is involved with a number of Residence Halls and Colegios Mayores as partners in Europe. Deusto and Groningen University (Netherlands) are involved in the Tuning project (for competency-based learning). Also a group of Universities from Coimbra have joined the project.

The proposal consists, first, in conducting a reflection at the European level on the meaning and social contribution of this type of university structures at present. Secondly, it is about developing competencies, not only in the classroom but also in other university settings, especially in the context of Residence halls. These are to help develop a profile of students to know better how to communicate and how to understand other cultures and ways of thinking, how to mediate in conflicts, know how to work and lead a collaborative leadership, being sensitive to the social problems and be able to contribute to their solution with a skill to develop projects. These tasks will be officially recognized in those Residence halls involved in the process. For those people who will carry out the program there will be an intensive training program. 


Architects of Mediterranean Countries. Coordinated by the University of Tesalonika in Greece. Architecture departments from seven universities, two Associations of Architects and EDIW participate in the project.

This project is about the present and future of the profession of architecture from the points of view of academia (Schools of Architecture), the profession (Professional Associations) and from an interdisciplinary perspective (the part that is addressed by EDIW). Our contribution will center on interviews with a group of architects and architecture students who will be able to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the joint reflection. What does society need from this profession? What can architecture contribute to build a better world? Three groups are convened: one in Italy, one in Spain and one through a network.