28 Mar TEFCE: Towards a European Framework for Community Engagement of Higher Education
TEFCE: Towards a European Framework for Community Engagement of Higher Education
01/2018 – 01/2020
Social dimension of higher education
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The TEFCE project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme through the Key Action 3: Forward Looking Cooperation Projects funding scheme.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT :
The TEFCE project will directly contribute to this new agenda by proposing a framework for a common European approach to community engagement in higher education. The project will first take stock of existing research and initiatives that have attempted to measure the community engagement of universities. The project will then develop a “toolbox” that could assist universities and policymakers at the EU level in fostering greater community engagement and that could provide a meaningful measurement of an institution’s level of community engagement.
The project’s expert team will include researchers from the University of Twente (Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies), University of Ghent (Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent), Dublin Institute of Technology, University of Rijeka (Faculty of Philosophy) and the Institute for the Development of Education. Universities and local authorities from the cities of Dresden (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Enschede (Netherlands) and Rijeka (Croatia) will be piloting the developed toolbox, and additional expertise will be provided by the European Consortium of Innovative Universities, the Global University Network for Innovation (represented by the Catalan Association of Public Universities) and the Public Policy and Management Institute from Lithuania.
|General objective of the project is to contribute to increased engagement of european universities in solving societal challenges on local and regional levels.|
The specific objective of the project ‘Towards a European Framework for Community Engagement of Higher Education’ (TEFCE) is to develop innovative and feasible policy tools at the university and European level for supporting, monitoring and assessing the community engagement of universities. The project has two sub-objectives:
MAIN RESULTS OF THE PROJECT: