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Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.It supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The programme also:

  • supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
  • implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027
  • develops the European dimension in sport
BE-21-SKILLED

Building an Ecosystem for 21st Century Skills Education in STEM
2021-1-LV01-KA220-HED-000027581, registration number:4560

Leading department at RTU Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management
Project partners

University of Belgrade

Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU)

MOMENTUM MARKETING SERVICES LIMITED

European E-learning Institute (EUEI)

Project manager at RTU FEEM Dr.oec. Elīna Gaile-Sarkane, Dr.oec. Inga Lapiņa
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results

1) Facilitate the understanding and identification of 21CS in region-specific and labour-market relevant contexts through multi-stakeholder collaborative efforts (via PR1- Regional Skill Councils Blueprint and Skill Panorama)

2) Foster the HEI teachers' abilities to instil 21CS in their students via training and feedback loops (via PR3: BE-21- SKILLED Teacher Empowerment Program)

3) Enhance the skills among students to increase their employability and capitalise on their innovative potential (via PR5: BE-21-SKILLED Student Pilot and Playbook)

4) Improve the understanding of non-female STEM actors (students, teachers, employers, etc.) on the need to support female STEM students and instil 21CS in them

5) Innovate the curricula by embedding tools targeted at developing particular skills in students (via PR2: BE-21-SKILLED Toolkit)

6) Actively participate in the dissemination of results and good practices (via PR4: BE-21-SKILLED eCompass)

DECODE Sustainability
European Deans Council for Designing Sustainability Impact Roadmaps
2020-1-IT02-KA203-079952, registration number: 4458
Webpage https://decode-council.org/
Leading department at RTU Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management
Project partners 1. ASSOCIACIO CATALANA D'UNIVERSITATS PUBLIQUES, Spain, E10202160.
2. RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE, Latvia, E10209241.
3. ACEEU GmbH, Germany, E10248776.
4. UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE, Netherlands, E10209138.
Project manager at RTU FEEM Dr.oec. Elīna Gaile-Sarkane
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results The DECODE Sustainability project aims at fostering the institutionalisation of Sustainable Development in university department to spearhead their contributions to sustainability, aimed necessary for addressing challenges in European societies, industries and economies. 
The DECODE Sustainability project will develop a tool-based process to ensure an innovative, relevant and dynamic upskilling and collaborative approach that stimulates entrepreneurial and engaged thinking and acting in deans, aiming at strengthening their commitment and decisions towards increasing sustainability impacts.
The DECODE Sustainability project addresses the need of strengthening the link between HE and sustainability by providing HEIs with a suitable tool-based process to institutionalise SD at the department level and contribute to its impact.
To accomplish its primary goal of institutionalising SD at departmental level, the project puts HEI deans in the focus. 
DECODE Sustainability pillars are entrepreneurship and engagement as the vehicle to enable such change as it empowers staff to create public value, as prioritised by the Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education (EC 2017).
The principal aim of the DECODE Sustainability project is creating departmental governance changes that are effective and efficient in the creation of sustainability impact. For this purpose, the project will:
1) Facilitate the identification and understanding of key challenges and opportunities in integrating SD into HEI departments
2) Create a vibrant "sustainability community" of deans and their representatives
3) Dissect the complex task of departmental SD integration into smaller pieces (process steps, tools)
4) Foster deans’ abilities to integrate SD as a corner stone of their academic unit
5) Create a clear path and decisions to increase departmental contributions to SD.
Project approach and outputs.
The DECODE Sustainability project will (1) establish a baseline report to ascertain SD needs in HEI, (2) design innovative tools and training program to upskill deans and representatives in SD through entrepreneurial and engaged thinking and acting, (3) facilitate communication and share of experiences of deans and representatives towards enhancing SD impacts in their departments, and (4) provide a tool-based process to roadmap future action towards SD impact.
The project includes five intellectual outputs:
IO1 – DECODE HEI Sustainability Analysis: a mapping of the status of the integration of SD within academic units at HEIs
IO2 – DECODE Deans Council and Platform: an implementation framework for the Council creation, and a web-based platform (DECODE Connect) for interaction, collaboration and
peer-learning
IO3 – DECODE Toolkit: a collection of instruments and best practices supporting systemic change in university departments
IO4 – DECODE Impact Pathways and Impact Roadmaps Framework: a framework for generic Impact Pathways to advance departmental contributions to sustainability, and a
framework for the creation of department-specific Impact Roadmaps (based on generic Pathways) which will outline the guide actions to promote positive change
IO5 – DECODE Empowerment Program for Impact Roadmap Design: a training program aimed at equipping deans and their representatives for sustainability with the right knowledge,
skills and tools to design a department-specific Impact Roadmap
The outputs will
(1) decode the complex task of SD integration in academia into a comprehensible and manageable tool-supported process
(2) contribute to positioning SD at a tactical level and equip deans and their representatives with the right knowledge, skills and peer-learning mechanisms
(3) create substantial advancements in SD integration in departments through a holistic framework that is comprehensive in scope whilst easy to implement in practice
 
Project period 01.09.2020. – 31.08.2023.
Project budget, EUR Total Grant 349 745,00 EUR
Qual-AI-ty Engagement
Fostering Student Engagement through AI-driven Qualitative Quality Assurance Practices
2020-1-LV01-KA203-077578, registration number: 4382
Leading department at RTU Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management
Project partners 1.    ACEEU GmbH, Germany
2.    MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Malta
3.    EUROPEAN CONSORTIUM FOR ACCREDITATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION, Netherlands
4.    UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE, Netherlands
Project manager at RTU FEEM Dr.oec. Elīna Gaile-Sarkane
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results

Qual-AI-ty Engagement is forward-looking project aimed at disrupting the higher education through artificial intelligence (AI) and genuine commitment to quality as derived from student engagement with society. It aims to do so by empowering key actors in higher education: namely quality assurance (QA) staff through comprehensive training and cooperation in the project and students, who are a major contributing factor to the entire project through their co-creation and participation in piloting activities.Student engagement in general, and with society in particular has been only recently the topic of academic/policy circles in Europe, despite its multi-faceted benefits. 
Going into fine-grained particularities, student engagement with societal challenges holds a rich potential in:
i) fostering active citizenship and preparing students for more active engagement in democratic societies;
ii) cultivating their personal development through early civic engagement; iii) making significant contribution to coming up with innovative solutions for societal problems and affecting their communities, and immediate and larger social surroundings,
iv) taking control over their educational trajectories as ‘producers of knowledge’ rather than just ‘consumers’.
Qual-AI-ty Engagement project aims at breaking the old tradition and enforcing a new approach to assessing the quality of education offering by predominantly focusing on qualitative approach and maximising on the efficiency of data provision by leveraging AI/machine learning possibilities.
This project aims to empower quality assurance staff to take a more proactive role in leveraging student engagement as a means of maximising the quality of the educational provisionon the institutional level. By empowering quality assurance staff more to engage more actively with students and their endeavors within society, the aim is to create a nurturing space where society engagement on the part of students is actively promoted, visible and rewarded in the higher education landscapes.
 

Project period 01.09.2020. – 31.08.2022.
Project budget, EUR Total Grant 217 094,00 EUR
NEEDS
Needs-based education and studies in societal security
2020-1-SE01-KA203-078013, registration number - 4384
Leading department at RTU Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, Institute of Occupational Safety and Civill Defence
Project partners

Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS); Hamburg Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS); Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea UAS); Swedish Defense University (SEDU); The Main School of Fire Service; Liepajas Municipal Police; UiT - The Arctic University of Norway; Valsts ugunsdzēsības un glābšanas dienests; University of Latvia

Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results

The Needs-based education and research in social security (NEEDS) project addresses the lack of relevance to public security education and knowledge needs in this area, as well as the lack of structured transnational cooperation and dialogue between higher education institutions, practitioners and experts on public security issues.
By overcoming these gaps, the next generation's experience in public security will be enhanced and enriched with the most relevant, relevant and up-to-date knowledge and skills. The next generation will be better prepared to face the security challenges of the future society. Public security is inherently interdisciplinary, multilevel and international. This can be partly understood by looking at the concept of resilience and society's ability to prepare, respond, need and learn from deliberate and unintentional events that disrupt society.

Project period 01.09.2020. – 31.08.2023.
Project budget, EUR Total Grant 426 990.00 EUR
WOOD in CIRCLE
WOOD in CIRCLE, Project No: KA203-8443DA0D, project code: 2020-1-LT01-KA203-077939.
Leading department at RTU Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics
Project partners
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania, Project Coordinator)
  • University of Palermo (Italy)
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Riga Technical Univcersity (Latvia)
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results

Project aims at delivering innovative student-centered transdisciplinary education in circular economy-based wooden construction for postgraduate students across the European countries. Objectives:

  • To integrate innovative student-centered phenomenon based, research based and blended learning approaches into Master level study programmes
  • To develop a new course, educate and involve postgraduate students and teachers in scientific research on whole life cycle of wooden construction
  • To ensure strategic transdisciplinary cooperation among higher education institutions and business enterprises in development of new learning methodology and the course
  • To increase public awareness and promote sustainability and circular economy in construction sector

The project will develop five intellectual results:

  • Methodological framework. Methodology for education by integrated phenomenon based, research based and blended learning approaches
  • E-learning course “Circular Economy in Wooden Construction”.
  • E-learning platform
  • Case studies
  • Joint academic publications
  • Mobility activities: intensive learning courses for teachers and students
Project period  01.09.2020 – 31.08.2022.
Project budget, EUR Total project costs: € 210 919.00, RTU funding in the project: € 34 476.00
HybridTim
HybridTim Project No: KA203-ACD02B26, project code: 2020-1-DK01-KA203-075045.
Leading department at RTU Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics of the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, RTU
Project partners
  • VIA University College, Denmark (Lead partner)
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Gremi Fusta I Moble, Spain
  • Riga Technical University, Latvia
  • Study and Consulting Center, Lithuania
Project manager at RTU Dr.oec. Ineta Geipele
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results

Project HybridTim aims to fulfill the future demands in higher education of students in design and construction of high environmental performance hybrid engineered timber buildings by trans-disciplinary innovative student-centered learning approaches. Objectives:

  • To develop and deliver new trans-disciplinary module on design and construction of engineered hybrid timber buildings, which meets the needs of the HEIs and labour market representatives.
  • To improve competencies of students and teachers in problem solving and team work, innovative thinking, motivation, awareness of cross-professional project input and project management by using project-based learning, learning by doing and blended learning approaches.
  • To educate students, teachers and entrepreneurs in the field of the engineered hybrid timber construction.
  • To ensure open awareness of the project results to local, national, EU level and international target groups.

The following intellectual results and activities will be developed within the project:

  • Competency framework.
  • BSc/BA module “Design and Construction of Hybrid Engineered Timber Buildings”.
  • E-learning platform.
  • Joint academic publications.
  • Mobility: intensive training courses for teachers and students.
Project period 01.09.2020 – 31.08.2023.
Project budget, EUR Total project cost: € 413 083.00 EU funding at RTU: € 47 975.00
Pub Wood
Project title and ID number Sustainable Public Buildings Designed and Constructed in Wood (Pub-Wood), No. 2018-1-LT01-KA203-046963
Type of the project Erasmus+ Programme KA2 strategic partnership project
Webpage www.pubwood.eu
Type of the project International, partnership, scientific research, education
Leading department at RTU Institute of Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics of the Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, RTU
Project partners Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania),
VIA University College (Denmark),
Coventry University (United Kingdom),
Häme University of Applied Sciences (Finland),
Riga Technical University (Latvia),
Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers (Lithuania)
Study and Consulting Centre (Lithuania)
Project manager at RTU Dr.oec. Ineta Geipele

Leading researchers, researchers and other
persons involved in the project activities at RTU

Professor Dr. Ineta Geipele – The project managert from RTU side
PhD Linda Kauškale – Project Manager Assistant in Science / Studies
Mg.oec. Iveta Stāmure – Project manager in the administrative field
Teaching staff of the project – Mg.sc., Dipl.ing. Jānis Zvirgzdiņš; Assoc. professor Dr. Kristīne Fedotova; Professor Maija Šenfelde
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results Wider objective of the project is to develop a trans-disciplinary and transnational course/ elective element in the EU HEIs on the design, construction and management of sustainable public wooden buildings in order to enhance the quality and relevance of students’ knowledge and skills for future labour market needs.
Project period September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2020
Project budget, EUR Total project cost – € 274 373.00
EU funding at RTU – € 40 965.00
Good Practices
Project title and ID number European Entrepreneurship Training Community ID No. 2018-1-LV01-KA203-046974
Type of the project ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnerships for higher education KA203
Webpage www.goodpractices.eu
Type of the project International, scientific research & education
Leading department at RTU Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, RTU
Project partners Faculty of Engineering Economics and Management, RTU
Anglia Ruskin University, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Hogeschool Rotterdam
Project manager at RTU Modris Ozoliņš

Leading researchers, researchers and other
persons involved in the project activities at RTU

Elīna Gaile – Sarkane, Inga Lapiņa, Deniss Ščeulovs, Madara Māra Irbe, Tatjana Ņikitina, Modris Ozoliņš
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results

This project fosters the most effective transdisciplinary entrepreneurial training methodology (hereinafter – TETM) in higher education institutions based on research primarily in the partner countries of the Consortium and secondarily in Europe. The research sets long-term strategic tactics of developing responsive TETM of the Consortium based on dynamic changes in the international business environment.
The proposed TETM methodology for one academic year will be international and at the same time adjusted to the business culture of each partner country. The TETM will be implemented in the Consortium universities twice during the project period, involving 400 students of bachelor or master level, as the TETM will be applicable on both higher education levels. The application of the TETM methodology in the universities will be monitored and improved by assessing the impact on student knowledge and capacity. The TETM development will conclude with a week-long intensive Venture Camp course (an intensive entrepreneurship training for developing business ideas) joining best students and educators from the Consortium, thus expanding the student knowledge of the international business environment.
Last but not least, a project  e-platform will be created to fulfil three main functions:

  • information exchange on events, trends, problem-solving, sharing experience and connecting project stakeholders;
  • secure correspondence among Consortium members  and associated partners;
  • dissemination of project activities, outputs, results, media coverage.

Target groups:

  • Direct target group – universities, educators, students and associates partners (business chambers and associations, business incubators, innovation centres, start-up accelerators, university networks) participating in the project.
  • Indirect target group (stakeholders) – educators, higher education institutions, business incubators, innovation centres, start-up accelerators, university networks, chambers of commerce, businesses, trade unions, research institutions, student entrepreneurship societies, alumni, associations, public institutions, policy makers.
Results from the project:
  • A fully operational network and an e-platform created and maintained  to increase collaboration and communication opportunities for stakeholders to share experience, combine joint collaborative efforts and bring added value to the interested parties during the project activities and beyond.
  • A research produced focusing on (1) the current most effective transnational entrepreneurship training methodology (TETM) activities primarily in partner countries of Consortium members, secondarily in EU; (2) business environment trends –  competences and skills demanded and emerging in the labour market and international business environment in close cooperation with the associated partners of the project.
  • Development of a responsive TETM and distribution of results via scientific publications and handbook in all four languages of the Consortium for maximum dissemination on national level. Increased capacity of Consortium educators, resulting from successful implementation of TETM in their academic activities.
Project period 01.09.2018 – 31.08.2021
Project budget, EUR 249 503,00
IMPRESS
Project title and ID number Improving management competences on Excellence based Stress avoidance and working towards sustainable organizational development in Europe – 588315-EPP-1-2017-ES-EPPKA2-KA
Type of the project Erasmus+ Key Action 2 (KA2): „Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices” Knowledge Alliances Program project
Webpage www.excellence-in-stress-management.eu
Type of the project International Knowledge Alliances for Higher Education program Project
Leading department at RTU Institute for Quality Engineering at the FEEM RTU
Project partners Institute for Quality Engineering; Institute of Business Engineering and Management at the FEEM RTU
NGO EUSKAL HERRIKO ELEKTRONIKA ETA INFORMAZIO (GAIA) (Leading partner); University of Barcelona; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitet Muenchen; IBK Management Solutions, Wisbaden; International Industrial Consult, Frankfurt am Main; Biedriba Eurofortis (BEFO), Latvia;  Mutualia Mutua Colaboradora con la Seguridad Social Nº 2, Bilbao; Waterford Chamber of Commerce, Ireland; Riga East University Hospital.
Project manager at RTU Professor Jānis Mazais, professor Inga Lapiņa

Leading researchers, researchers and other
persons involved in the project activities at RTU

Ināra Dimpere, Elīna Gaile-Sarkane, Irina Ivanova, Ilze Kairiša, Inga Kokoreviča, Konstantins Kozlovskis, Inga Lapiņa, Jānis Mazais, Zane Rostoka, Iveta Ozoliņa-Ozola, Modris Ozoliņš, Maksims Smirnovs, Deniss Ščeulovs.
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results IMPRESS goal is to provide coaching/teaching modules and self-assessment tools, which allow organisations to identify risk factors and implement preventive practices, individual and organisational solutions for stressors at organisational, team and individual level.
The objective of IMPRESS is to enable business professionals to gain a perspective on work related stress issues. This includes how they impact in all aspects of the business including management style, cost of absenteeism, work organization and organizational structure, work-life balance, demographic changes, the upgrading of unskilled and skilled workers, information overflow, stress caused by poor fit with physical and mental health issues.
Project period 01.11.2017 – 31.10.2020
Project budget, EUR 791 558.00
ISPEHE
Project title and ID number Innovative strategic partnership for European higher education ID: 2014-1-МК01-КА203-000275
Type of the project Erasmus+ Key Action 2 (KA2): „Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices” Strategic Partnership project
Webpage http://ispehe.org/
Type of the project International strategic partnership
Leading department at RTU Institute for Quality Engineering at the FEEM RTU
Project partners Integrated Business Institute in Skopje (R. of Macedonia) as project coordinator and University of Pavia (Italy), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), The University College of Economics and Culture (Latvia)
Project manager at RTU Professor Jānis Mazais and Professor Inga Lapiņa

Leading researchers, researchers and other
persons involved in the project activities at RTU

Elīna Gaile-Sarkane, Deniss Ščeulovs, Mikus Dubickis, Liene Rubina, Madara Dzene, Solvita Bērziša, Maksims Smirnovs
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results The overall objective of the project is to support the development of an innovative pathway by improving long-term strategic collaboration between Higher Education Institutions and enterprises and enhancing the development of sustainable learning advancements in HEIs.
The specific objectives of the project are:
To support and implement models for effective and practical learning, through raising the awareness for an innovation driven culture: establishing educational best practices dedicated to the improvement of the current learning methods in the partnering institutions, fostering innovation, creativity, business and leadership skills;
To establish a foundation for promoting innovation and various career paths among prospective students: developing a collaborative link among stakeholders dedicated at increasing mutual linkages on all operational levels, focusing on the enhancement of intrapreneurship;
To develop cutting-edge technology platform: designing an innovative solution dedicated to merging all stakeholders and creating various opportunities for sharing experiences, joint collaborative efforts and added value to all interested parties.
Building upon this complementary approach to individually implemented activities in each of the partnering institutions, the project has three main innovative components: the Business Education Public Integration Platform (hereinafter referred to as BEP), the Integrated Model (SILM) that should share educational best practices across Europe, and the Consolidated Career Centre.
Project period 01.01.2015 – 31.12.2016
Project budget, EUR 255 255.00
5 Points
Project title and ID number „Coaches of SMEs: 5POINTS Trainings” Nr: 2014-1-TR01-KA202-013033
Type of the project Erasmus+ Key Action 2 (KA2): „Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices” strategic Partnership project
Webpage www.5pointsproject.org
Type of the project International strategic partnership
Leading department at RTU Institute of Business Engineering and Management of RTU FEEM
RTU departments involved Institute for Quality Engineering of RTU FEEM
Project partners Integrated Business Institute in Skopje (R. of Macedonia) as project coordinator and University of Pavia (Italy), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), The University College of Economics and Culture (Latvia)
Project manager at RTU Assist. Professor Deniss Ščeulovs, Professor Elīna Gaile-Sarkane

Leading researchers, researchers and other
persons involved in the project activities at RTU

Leonards Budņiks, Inga Eriņa, Inga Lapiņa
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results Methodology for couching in SME`s is developed. Project is aimed to testing and translation of methodology from English to Latvian language and publishing.
Project period 01.12.2014 – 31.08.2016
Project budget, EUR 16 154 EUR
Intensive Program
Project title and ID number Conducting interdisciplinary research in cross-cultural environment
Type of the project ERASMUS Intensive program
Type of the project International partnership
Leading department at RTU RTU FEEM Department of Corporate Finance and Economics
Project partners Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania),
Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia),
Brno University of Technology (the Czech Republic),
Technical University of Iaşi (Romania),
University of Valladolid (Spain).
Project manager at RTU RTU professor Nataļja Lāce
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results The aim of the program was to promote competence of the new generation of scientists in interdisciplinary research activities to solve complex modern problems. Within the framework of the intensive program, a special learning environment was provided so that its participants:
understand the nature, approaches and principles of interdisciplinary research by working in cross-cultural teams;
develop skills in interdisciplinary research activities by adapting research methods from one scientific expertise to other areas and applying a systematic approach to complex problem solution in international teams of various spheres;
acquire knowledge by writing interdisciplinary scientific papers;
exchange cultural, scientific, professional and personal experience with other Intensive program participants;
see how research impacts on company performance;
develop self-confidence and a positive attitude in conducting interdisciplinary research.
Project period The year of 2010
Young Leaders
Project title and ID number YOUNG LEADERS: “Developing and enhancing leadership skills for young managers in times of crisis: an innovative training package for European young professionals”. LLP-LdV-ToI-12-CY-1671210
Type of the project Leonardo da Vinci Community Vocational Training Programme – Transfer of Innovation
Webpage http://www.youngbusinessleaders.eu/
Type of the project International partnership
Leading department at RTU Institute of Business Engineering and Management at the RTU FEEM
Project partners GrantXpert Consulting, Cyprus
Dept. of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University, Greece
Dias Publishing Group, Cyprus
Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
National Association of Small and Medium size Business, Bulgaria
Institute for socio-scientific consultancy, Germany
Project manager at RTU Elina Gaile-Sarkane

Leading researchers, researchers and other
persons involved in the project activities at RTU

Elīna Gaile-Sarkane, Jānis Mazais, Mikus Dubickis, Kaspars Savickis, Pāvels Lindemanis, Deniss Ščeulovs, Inga Lapiņa, Inga Eriņa
Summary of the project: goals, objectives, activities, results The purpose of the project is to provide a coherent and complete training package to young people (new young entrepreneurs, recent University graduates and young professionals with less than 5 years of work experience) in Cyprus, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Latvia on new leadership skills needed during the economic crisis. The training material, already developed by an academic/research team of Panteion University in Greece, will be transferred to the other partners involved. Each partner will adjust this training package within their local environment, taking into account cultural, language, business-related and other factors that are relevant to their own country.
Main aims and objectives:
1. Transfer from the Greek partner and further develop an innovative training package and methodology for developing new leaders in the four EU receiving countries (Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia and Bulgaria). The training will embrace all the latest developments in the leadership field, still not widely available in the receiving countries.
2. By developing an important employability skill, such as leadership, according to the needs of the labor market, new jobs will be created, helping thus in decreasing unemployment across Europe.
3. YOUNG LEADERS will achieve transparency and recognition of professional skills and qualifications for young managers and development of new skills and knowledge of VET trainers.
D. Increase firm competitiveness in Europe through the training provided to young managers, assisting in enhancing employee productivity and satisfaction levels across all industries.
Impact envisaged:
Develop hundreds of new leaders across Europe in the following 5-10 years, who can contribute in firms becoming more competitive.
Through the development of new companies, youth unemployment will also decrease.
Moreover the project will assist professional trainers/VET people to enhance their knowledge and skills in the leadership area and equip them with a powerful and contemporary training tool.
Project period 24 months (2012.-2014.)
Project budget, EUR 21 000
Social ROI
Project title and ID number Employability and Skills Anticipation Policies: a Social ROI Approach, Nr: 2011-1-PT1-LEO05-08605
Type of the project Leonardo da Vinci Community Vocational Training Programme – Transfer of Innovation
Type of the project International partnership
Leading department at RTU Institute for Quality Engineering at the FEEM RTU
Project partners Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal, Centro de Estudos dos Povos e Culturas de Expressão Portuguesa, Portugal, Centro de Formação Profissional para o Comércio e Afins – CECOA, Portugal, Fundación Metal, Spain, Tempo Training & Consulting a.s. – TEMPO, Czech Republic, SROI Network – Social Return on Investment Network Ltd. United Kingdom
Project period 24 months (2012-2014)