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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    DiSuDeSME – Digitalisation for sustainable development of SMEs – is a 2-year EU-funded project led by the Poznań University of Economics and Business. It aims at improving the skills and competences of employees in small and medium-sized businesses to accelerate the digital transformation for sustainable development. The main results of the project are online training videos and a good practices guidebook.

    The project consortium is composed of 4 European universities, a Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, 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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    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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    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.

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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.

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


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