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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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    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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    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. Intercambio de expertos supports the modernisation of the country by training Cuban academic and nonacademic 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 de Nice Sophia Antipolis 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 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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    University Development and Innovation – Africa supports two Angolan and two Mozambican universities to set up in their communities a 'Centre for Academic Development and Innovation' and help boost the entrepreneurial activities and development of their regions.

    By the end of the project in 2020, the CADIs have planned to complete more than 30 social entrepreneurship projects in collaboration with the local communities while organising management and social entrepreneurship training. UDI-A has been made possible with the funding of the Erasmus plus programme of the EU.

    EFMD leads the Internal Quality Assurance of the project activities. This task includes the establishment of quality indicators for all the project activities and the drafting of regular quality reports and recommendations. EFMD will also organise the final project conference in Brussels in March 2020 and supports the general promotion of the project activities in the EU and Africa.

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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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    Digital Transformation of Global Entrepreneurial Mindsets is a 2-year project answering the growing demand for ICT specialists who possess both digital technologies knowledge and business skills. This combination is crucial to increase the innovativeness and efficiency of organizations.

    5 European universities will launch a new curriculum that combines management skills with digital technology knowledge. After their needs assessment, innovators and entrepreneurs will have access to teaching modules on innovation, digital entrepreneurship and ICT, brought to them by Poznan University of Economics and Business (Poland), University of Salerno (Italy), University of Nice-Sofia-Antipolis (France) and University of Krems (Austria).

    EFMD contributes to the pedagogical engineering of the programme and will develop the self-assessment tool for students and participants.

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    BIC for SME

    EFMD is a partner in an EU funded project with 4 regional entrepreneurship training centres from Italy, Spain, Slovenia and Ireland. The project objective is to develop and test a course on innovation entrepreneurship for micro and small entrepreneurs and their trainers.

    4 pilots and focus groups organised in all the participant countries will allow the creation of a course, truly customized to the need of the SMEs and their trainers. The final results of the project are expected by the end of 2020.

    EFMD is in charge of the quality review of the developed course and its pilot testing, based on specific quality indicators established at the beginning of the project.

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