Higher Education institutions and Civil Society Organisations together for community
HECSOs aims at improving Universities’ capacities to cooperate with Civil Society Organizations systematically and continuously on community engagement as an innovative and impactful way for socio-economic inclusion of people in need.
The project will be implemented by 8 partners (4 Universities and 4 CSOs) from 6 EU countries (Austria, Cyprus, Greece, Italia, Romania, Spain), with the support of a European CSOs network, 2 Universities and 2 CSOs as associated partners. The project partners will cooperate for 3 years towards the following Specific Objectives.
The project consortium has established a trans-disciplinary and collaborative research group and develop international and research-based learning approaches to identify and disseminate innovative and evidence-based models of intervention and related implementation tools. The project consortium will also identify relevant professional roles that make community engagement approaches more effective and impactful, it will co-design corresponding skills and competency frameworks and develop related training (up-skilling) curricula and courses for students and CSOs professionals. Finally, the project partners will develop, through jointly-organised local policy multi-stakeholders workshops, guidelines and policy recommendations to enable environments that favour community engagement approaches HECSOs is funded by the European Union in the framework of Erasmus + Key Action 2 – Cooperation among organisations and institutions.
Expected Project Results
structured as interactive digital “how to do” guides based on models of successful typologies of action for community engagement in different areas.Read more
New courses curricula on community engagement
New courses curricula on community engagement, based on the analyses of practices key professional roles will be identifiedRead more
Community Engagement Summer School
Community Engagement Summer School for 30 students will be also organised in this framework and a “Mentoring Capacity building Guide” will be producedRead more
Policy recommendations at local, national and European level for enabling environments where community engagement approachesRead more