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    As part of the project “Intercambio de expertos Cuba-UE II”, EFMD organises a round of micro-conferences titled “Cápsulas de gestión” (management pills, in Spanish). Each session focuses on one aspect of management education, with the presentation of the key-concepts and practical examples to apply them at professional level.

    More information can be found here (Spanish)



    This research-based, 4-year project supports and increases gender equality in the European Research Area. It gets its inspiration from a previous string of research of the European Institute for Gender Equality. Each partner institution will develop and apply Gender Equality Plan and advocate for a pan-European  implementation of the process. The project incorporates a consortium of 8 business schools, universities and associations and is funded by the H2020 programme of the EU. 

    EFMD is in charge of designing a methodology for measuring the project’s impact on the partner institutions and draft recommendations for the inclusion of quality indicators by accreditation agencies.

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    Intercambio de Expertos

    Programa de Intercambio de Expertos Cuba-Union Europea II is a 42-month project that officially kicked off in 2017 with the support of the European Delegation in Cuba. The project supports the modernisation of the country by training Cuban academic and non-academic managers in the fields of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.

    EFMD, together with ESADE, Nova School of Business and Economics, University of Alicante, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, EM Strasbourg and Université of Côte d'Azur design and deliver courses, training and seminars in the main Cuban universities and facilitate the exchange of good practices between Cuban and European HEIs. EFMD designed the mini-conference cycle “Cápsulas de gestion” to share hands-on information on management matters Cuban partners encounter in their daily activities.

    EFMD is the leader of the project and oversees the management, content and quality of all activities in Latin America and the EU and plans for the inclusion of new European partners in the consortium.

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    The European Training Network for InduStry Digital Transformation across Innovation Ecosystems (EINST4INE) aims to develop new concepts and methods in the field of digital transformation across innovation systems, Open Innovation and Industry 4.0. The 7 European business schools of the consortium will recruit 15 early-stage researchers at PhD level to strengthen their expertise in innovation and technology management techniques.

    EFMD participates to the training activities and shares the best practices with its network. EFMD is also in charge of quality monitoring and impact assessment tasks, and ensures the high quality of training programmes.

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    Strengthening Impact of Latin American Universities: IMPALA is a 3-year EU funded project implemented in Colombia, Cuba and Panama. IMPALA is designed to introduce in the 3 countries, concrete frameworks and tools for impact assessment of the 3rd mission of the universities. The methodology is inspired by BSIS with the project activities facilitating customization to the partners’ context, experimentation and finally consolidation with the creation of guidelines.

    The project consortium is composed of 5 Colombian universities & 1 national association, 4 Cuban universities & the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education, 2 Panamanian universities and 5 European business schools & universities.

    EFMD is the leader of the project and oversees the management, content and quality of all activities in Latin America and the EU.

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    Inclusive Digital Education Access: IDEA is an Erasmus+ project that offers guidance and tools for a more inclusive digital pedagogy.

    Building on the best practices observed during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project develops a quality assurance system and completes it by trainings instruments and pedagogical tools for the faculty. The objective is to adapt pedagogy to increase students’ engagement and provide a more inclusive learning environment.

    EFMD leads a consortium composed of 5 European universities and business schools and one adult education provider. The IDEA project is part of the specific Erasmus+ call for projects to support digital education readiness in higher education.

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    Establishment of Rectors Conference in Azerbaijan (ECAR) is a 3-year EU-funded project, led by Baku Business University. ECAR organises the Rectors conference in Azerbaijan to promote networking and cooperation with national universities and, support universities in their internationalization strategies.

    EFMD collaborates with 16 Azerbaijani universities to evaluate the existing cooperation situation among the national universities, and to design the legal and organisational framework of a national association.

    EFMD is in charge of the communication strategy of the conference, with the design of a newsletter to represent the conference on one single information platform. EFMD also organises networking activities in Europe with high level European Union officials.

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    Strengthening the Quality and Relevance of the 3rd mission in Georgian universities – SQUARE is a 3-year EU-funded project, designed to expand the cultural, social and economic contribution of the university on the society with methodologies and guidelines. The project also aims at strengthening the current quality assurance systems in Georgia with the integration of the evaluation of the 3rd mission activities in the national standards.

    The project brings together 8 Georgian universities and business schools, the Georgian ministry of higher education and the National Centre for Education Quality Enhancement (NCEQE) with 3 European business schools and universities.

    EFMD collaborates with the ministry and the accreditation agency for the development of 3rd mission quality provisions at national level. EFMD also shares its experience in impact evaluation and quality monitoring, reviewing the quality of the strategic plans of the institutions based on specific quality indicators established at the beginning of the project.

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    Innovative Finance Inclusion in Academia and Field is a 3-year, EU funded project led by the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo. 6 Israeli universities, EFMD and 5 prestigious EU Business Schools and Universities participate in the consortium. The project kicked off in November 2020.

    IFI provides infrastructure, knowledge and innovative solutions to help raise awareness around the field of sustainable and inclusive finance. It acts as a platform to facilitate the collection of best practices, case studies and the design of trainings for faculty and university students regarding ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) investments. The project promotes an interdisciplinary approach, stressing that knowledge and awareness is necessary not only in finance, but also in economics, law, technology, design and education.

    EFMD is the partner responsible for the quality monitoring of the project regarding its timeframe, effectiveness and impact of the results on the Israeli partner institutions.

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    Internationalisation of Higher Education at the Philippines Network ANTENA accompanies the necessary governance reforms at the ministry level to enhance the internationalisation capacities of the Philippines universities. 9 universities from the Philippines and the Philippines Commission on Higher Education have joined the consortium, under the lead of the University of Alicante and University of Montpellier as main EU partner.

    Alongside policy discussion, a series of round tables and observation sessions are taking place in the Philippines and the EU, for the Philippine partners to be exposed in best practices for internationalisation and start updating their internationalisation strategies and management guidelines. ANTENA is funded by the Erasmus plus programme of the EU and will organise its final activities in February 2022.

    EFMD is in charge of the activities related to establishing an online network of European and Philippines universities for the exchange of best practices on internationalisation. This also includes proposals for attending international events and promoting collaboration with other Asian and EU networks.

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    Fostering Digital and Green Transformation in SMEs is a 2-year project that aims at developing a course on managing green digital transformation in SMEs. It is led by Poznań University of Economics and Business (Poland).

    It will create an innovative curriculum with gamified interactive training videos, educational films and video case studies to increase students’ skills for managing green innovation in SMEs. It will be developed by 4 European universities, an SME specialised in online education, an NGO and EFMD.

    EFMD is in charge of the quality assessment of the project.

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    buGAM is a 2-year project led by Poznań University of Economics and Business (Poland). It will create a strategic management simulation that combines innovative training methods and movie education. It comes as an answer to the new online education needs occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This business game is jointly developed and tested by 3 European universities and 2 private organisations specialised in ICT and adult education.

    EFMD is in charge of the quality evaluation of the project. It reviews and evaluates all project results and activities.

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    The DigiTransformEdu project is a 2-year, Erasmus+ funded project that kicked off in 2022. The project starts with a desk research on the impact of COVID-19 on the digitalisation of European HE and VET. The research will inform the design of a survey which will investigate this issue from the perspective of academics, educators, trainers and students. The project will result in guidelines and operational tools that can assist university and VET educators to transition from a traditional class-based pedagogy to a blended or pure digital one and improve their digital competences.

    EFMD provides its expertise from the IDEA project and the conclusions made from the project’s research on the transition to digital learning environments as imposed by COVID-19. EFMD also assists the partners in the quality monitoring of all activities and results.

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    T.E.S.T. – Technologies for STEAM Teaching is a 2-year project that aims at encouraging a change of mindset of university professors on how STEAM disciplines can be taught remotely by combining virtually and laboratory skills. The project is led by University of Sienna (Italy).

    It will design a training programme, supported by online Open Educational Resources (OER) and a methodological innovation toolkit focused on learning by e-doing and on adaptive teaching between virtuality and laboratories. It will be developed by 7 European universities, an SME specialised in online education, an NGO and EFMD.

    EFMD supports the development of the OER and shares its experience in inclusion and quality for online education. It is also in charge of the quality assessment and dissemination of the project.

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    Innovating Business Education for Responsible Global Minds is a 3-year EU-funded project led by Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (NL). It builds bridges between internationalisation, ethical, responsible & social entrepreneurship and business education.

    EFMD, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University, KEDGE Business School, Kozminski University and TH Köln together with local businesses and students, will create a set of graduate profiles for the core business disciplines. They will also ensure that these profiles fully meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    A professional development training and a Community of Practice will be developed to ensure the impact beyond the consortium.

    EFMD is in charge of the quality assessment and the dissemination of the project.

These projects have been made possible with the support of international donors


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