EDIW International Projects seek:
- To network with universities, research centers and professional associations to promote initiatives and projects on the advancement of internationalization and quality in higher education and in the different professions.
- To gather professionals in communities of learning and interest, to support younger generations in the profession, to update each other in current trends and to act on issues aimed at societal transformation.
- To provide mentorship especially for students starting university or vocational training and those entering the world of work.
- To conduct international seminars, workshops, experiences of immersion in different cultural contexts that will provide young people venues for formation in service, entrepreneurial leadership and intercultural exposure.
- To provide a platform for the young people to explore and experience individually and as a group the complementary roles of reflection, action and contrast.
- To offer non formal training to young people, from diverse cultures and interests, on competences to be leaders and agents of change in creating an interdependent, inclusive world.
Youth ACT is a capacity building project in the field of youth (CBY) within the framework of the Erasmus + program of the European Commission. The general objective of Youth ACT is to raise the level of awareness, capacity for joint action of young leaders to contribute to a broadening and deepening of the practice of democracy and democratic values, through quality non-formal training and fully accessible in civic participation. The program offers them the ability to become bridge builders and participation facilitators, particularly in the case of marginal minorities, to grow these groups in a sense of belonging while contributing to our societies with their ideas and perspectives making them richer, more various. and more peaceful. 2 Universities, 1 Institute of Higher Studies and 13 youth-led organizations, located in Europe and America, participate in this project.
The “Formation of Teachers in Emerging Challenged Areas in the Philippines” (FORTH) project is a capacity development project in the field of higher education, of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. It aims to develop a network of higher education institutions, associations and stakeholders, creating a system of quality, motivation and support for teacher training in a number of emerging challenging areas in the Philippines, which could serve as a model for teacher training for similar contexts in the country.
The consortium for this project is made up of five universities in the Philippines, fifteen public schools on the four main islands of the archipelago and three universities in Europe, as well as professional associations and NGOs in education and social causes, including EDIW. In the selection of partners, the Higher Education Commission (CHED) and the Department of Education stand out.
Dreams & Doers
"Dreamers & Doers: How to write a project" is a youth mobility project of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. This project arises from the belief that change can happen with the help of international projects, and the desire to help youth workers move from dream to action. The objective of the project is to improve the competences of young workers in the drafting of quality international projects (based on real needs, coherent, with a clear methodology). The main activity of the project is a training that will bring together 24 young workers, in Brussels, Belgium.
It has six non-governmental partners from Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Romania.
Dreamers & Doers
“Intercultural Action Competence Tool” (InterACT) is a project of strategic alliances for youth framed in the Erasmus + program of the European Commission, created to promote and validate the development of Intercultural Action Competencies (IAC) for participants in international youth projects. It supports the entire duration of international projects, from project design to innovative web tools, to practice and deepen the learning experience, as well as digital group work, and to integrate learning into everyday life. To react to the Covid-19 pandemic, InterAct will also include virtual encounters such as virtual volunteering or online work camps.
The project partners are six European non-governmental organizations and the University of Groningen.
Aprendizaje Centrado en el Estudiante en América del Sur (ACE) is a capacity development project in higher education, framed in the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission; whose main objective is to develop effective mechanisms to give a serious boost to student-centered education, acting as a catalyst in six South American countries, involving thirteen key universities. ACE covers in each country from one to four basic academic fields: Nursing, Environmental Engineering, Education and History, representing so many sectors of Higher Education.
At the heart of the project are 20 local working groups (GT) consisting of 5 academics and 5 students each, represented in transnational groups of thematic areas. The partners are eighteen universities from South America and two from Europe.
“Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe - Extension” (CALOHEx) is a cooperation project with a vision of the future, of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. The main output of this project will be five highly sophisticated European qualifications frameworks and related assessment frameworks covering popular subject areas Business Administration, Information / ICT Engineering, International Relations, Medicine and Performing Arts and Fine Arts. . They are added to the frameworks developed by the project “Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe” (2016-2018) (https://www.calohee.eu) and together they will have an impact on a very large segment of higher education studies. This CALOHEE extension project involves academics from 70 European higher education institutions, student representatives and also involves as partners the main European quality assurance organizations, European university networks and other key organizations.
"Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe - Phase 2" (CALOHE2) is a cooperation project with a vision of the future, of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. It is a follow-up to the CALOHEE project (2016-2018): (https://www.calohee.eu), which has developed European Qualifications Reference Frameworks and Assessment Reference Frameworks for five key subject areas, representing the same number of higher education sectors. These Frameworks allow you to define what a relevant and high-quality degree should entail.
The objectives of this CALOHEE II project are: (1) to compare the frameworks with existing degree programs and quality assurance systems, procedures and practices. The exercise will provide in-depth knowledge of the present and expected future learning outcomes of degree programs, but will also provide insight into current learning, training and assessment situations. It will highlight the omissions present in degree programs across Europe. This is important for individual higher education institutions, but also very relevant for policy makers in education and training at all levels, including national and European levels. (2) develop, based on the frameworks, an applicable and fair instrument to measure performance at the end of the first cycle studies.
The partners are around thirty European universities.
“Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Asia” (CALOHEA) is a Capacity Development Project in Higher Education, of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. It brings together 26 HEIs from eight Southeast Asian countries (SEA), the Southeast Asian University Network (AUN- ACTS Network) and five partners from the European Union with extensive experience in creating and helping higher education institutions in this matter.
CALOHEA seeks: 1) to create and install RM1-3 in 3 pilot areas (Civil Engineering, Medicine and Education); 2) form teams of champions for recognition and internationalization in said higher education institutions; 3) reach out to all SEA institutions, among others, to promote regional adoption of the 3 RMs; 4) assist any SEA higher education institution in internationalization efforts. Students and graduates will be the direct beneficiaries, as RM1-3 will greatly facilitate mobility and employment.
It is a project for the development of capacities in higher education, of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. Tuning India brings together 15 Indian universities, together with 5 EU partners, to try to realize the dream of expansion, excellence and equity in Indian higher education. Academics, students, graduates, employers and other relevant stakeholders from the five sub-regions of the country participate in the process of (re) design of degrees, in four selected subject areas: Law, IC, Medicine and Teacher training; to make them student-centered, comparable and compatible, as well as relevant to society and the job market.
In addition to providing opportunities for curriculum innovation and capacity building, the Tuning India project will also collect and widely share empirical data on the importance and current level of achievement of subject-specific and generic key competencies, on the one hand, and on burden student work, on the other.
Youth for Dialogue
Youht for Dialogue has contributed to responding to a need in society: the need for dialogue and understanding at different levels and between different social groups, but with youth as a catalyst and crucial element of this society. It was developed through a non-formal learning program on the topic of Dialogue, blended, for two years. The consortium was made up of 4 universities and 10 youth-led organizations.
Youth for Dialogue
Roots & Wings
Roots and Wings (R&W) is a capacity building project in the field of youth (CBY) within the framework of the Erasmus + program of the European Commission. It is a five-day training seminar held in Madrid in 2015 and in Rome in 2016. It also includes the mobility of young workers to Manila, Philippines.
The project focuses on the challenges that young people must face as a result of the needs analysis on the most urgent problems that they identified in our society. Of these, they selected five that they can respond to directly and make a difference. These were: Intercultural and Interreligious Diversity (inclusion and intercultural dialogue), Education for all (prevention of school dropout), Employment for all (addressing youth unemployment) and Participation for all (Participation of young people in civil society). EDIW, the project coordinator, in partnership with selected universities and associations, provided the framework, motivation and training for Roots and Wings youth to realize their dream of being part of the solution by offering ways forward to address each challenge.
Root & Wings
Integration without Borders
It is a Project of strategic alliances for education and professional training, of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. “Integration without borders” is a project that brings more light to the relations between minorities and majorities in Europe, through the work carried out by social workers. The aim of this project is to define social worker competencies and train young social workers in new real competencies.
In the cooperation of nine partners from eight countries who have long experience in working with migrants and minorities in Europe, the situation has been analyzed, compared, evaluated and mapped, good practices have been exchanged on the ground and two pilot trainings have been organized. The final product of the project is a book that describes how to achieve the desired competencies.
Integration without Borders
“Shaping the Architect’s profile (s) for the Mediterranean and European South” is a project of strategic alliances for higher education of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission.
The ARCHI.MEDES project was an experiment. It was an initiative to (re) consider, through collaboration between architecture schools, professional bodies and interdisciplinary teams, the training of Mediterranean and Southern European architects (MEDES). Taking into account the competitive internationalization of higher education (architectural), the project's main objective was to develop strategies and policies for sustainable academic and professional growth, quality improvement and excellence, based on local strengths and particularities.
The ARCHI.MEDES Project was dedicated to fostering a Culture of collaboration between education and practice, a culture of strategic development of the institutions that deal with architectural creation, a culture of creativity that fosters innovation and speculative thinking, and a culture of quality conceived as emerging from an interdependent world. The consortium was made up of six universities and three non-governmental organizations, two of them Associations of Architects and the third, EDIW.
“Developing All Round Education” (DARE +) is an innovative project in the context of the European Higher Education Area and learner-centered competency-based learning, realized thanks to the alliance of a prestigious and complementary group of partners, including world leaders in the fields covered. The Consortium included seven European universities, the Coimbra Group of Universities and EDIW.
For two years (2014-2016), DARE + evaluated how university students could improve generic DARE + competencies (i.e. teamwork, leadership, project development and management, social entrepreneurship, communication, intercultural competence and transformation of conflicts), through the combination of formal learning with structured experiences of acquisition of competences outside the classroom.
"Shaping the Architect's profile (s) for the Mediterranean and European South" is a project of strategic alliances for higher education of the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. "Developing All Round Education" (DARE +) is an innovative project in the context of the European Higher Education Area and learner-centered competency-based learning, realized thanks to the alliance of a prestigious and complementary group of partners, including world leaders in the fields covered. The Consortium included seven European universities, the Group “Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe” (CALOHE) is a cooperation project with a vision of the future, framed in the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission.
Based on what has been achieved in the last fifteen years by Tuning, thematic networks, the main university groups and bodies related to higher education, CALOHEE addresses the steps necessary to implement a higher education based on competencies and centered on the student. It has provided the tools that European higher education institutions needed to design and deliver degree programs that truly prepared students for their future careers and citizenship, while enhancing their personal culture. This project was directed by the International Tuning Academy; It included ten prestigious and experienced HEIs as coordinators of five subject area groups, chosen to provide models from the main academic domains (Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health and Engineering). The Advisory Council was made up of the EUA, EURASHE, ESU, ENQA, ECA and ENAEE, as well as the Santander, Coimbra, Compostela, Utrecht and Unica University Networks, thus ensuring maximum relevance, participation and impact.
Turning Asia-South East
This is a Capacity Development Project in Higher Education, which brings together seven Southeast Asian nations and six Member States of the European Union, which offered the opportunity for thirty higher education institutions to participate in political dialogues, work on issues related to harmonization of competencies and improve mutual recognition of higher education qualifications.
In order to contribute and support the harmonization process within the Southeast Asia region, through the construction of a framework of comparable, compatible and transparent degree programs, the objective of the project was to apply the Tuning methodology in the universities of South East Asia in three subject areas: Civil Engineering, Medicine and Teacher Training; develop Tuning Meta-Profiles in three thematic areas; develop, implement, monitor and improve degree programs, and promote regional and international cooperation between Southeast Asia and EU universities. The results of the project are relevant to all higher education institutions in Southeast Asia.