Other EU Programmes

The University of Padova has also participated and is still partner in several European programmes projects supported by the European Commission. In particular, quite an active project activity has been registered in the framework of:

Other EU Programmes: some examples

KA2 – Strategic Partnerships, e.g. DARE+ - Developing All-Round Education+, Reflection as a Core Transferable Competence in Higher Education and Adult Education, ICARD – Individual CARd Development (coordinated by the University of Padova), SAMNIC – Training on safety assessment and management for new and innovative children's products

e.g. REACH - Rural broadband intErnet Access using  Cooperative mesh networking in wHite space spectrum, and REINVEST – EU India REsearch and INnoVation partnership for Efficent and Sustainable freight Transportation)

Notable examples are: Structural networks

EMQT – Erasmus Mobility Quality Tools

One success is the EMQT project (2009-2011), an Erasmus Structural Network coordinated by the University of Padova and aimed at identifying organisational models, good practice, and benchmarking procedures and related indicators, which should characterise the quality of students’ exchange mobility. On this basis, the project aimed at defining an MQTB-Mobility Quality Tool Box and at developing guidelines for various ‘Quality patterns or profiles’, where a given institution can position itself, and for mechanisms of accountability and external validation.

The network included, among its partners, 13 European HEIs located in Aarhus, Åbo, Bologna, Berlin (Charitè), Deusto, Leuven, Granada, Graz, Iaşi, Jena, Leipzig, Paris-Sud, Thessaloniki (associated institutions:  Trinity College Dublin and Turku University), as well as networks (Coimbra Group, ESN and EuroPACE), a private companies (CHE Consult) and a National Agency (ANECA).

EMQT results have also been inspiring for the drafting of the new Erasmus+ programme

LLP – Intensive Programmes

Leonardo da Vinci Projects

(e.g. Tuning Russia, SUFAREL – qualification Framework for sustainable forestry and lifelong learning,  and PhD Education in Energy Efficient Electrotechnologies at Russian Universities – P4ER)

The University of Padova is participating in Voyage project, an Erasmus+ Capacity Building project in the field of Higher Education, coordinated by AlmaLaurea.

The project aims at establishing in Vietnam a demand supply matching platform based on a graduates’ database  designed for:

  • collect and analyze data on universities and graduates performances
  • facilitate the university-enterprise cooperation
  • facilitate the placement of graduates in the labour market  
  • develop monitoring tools for university enterprise cooperation
  • improve internal and external efficiency of the higher education system

The project envisages  the following  specific objectives:

  • Implement the Vietnamese database of university graduates
  • Produce the first Vietnamese Graduates Profile Survey  in the Vietnamese partner universities
  • Design of the first Vietnamese Graduates Job conditions Survey
  • Set up a qualified System of Vietnamese Graduates Placement
  • Produce the Best Practice guidelines & common learning for internship promotion and skill needs’ monitoring
  • Put the Baseline for Consortium of the Vietnamese Universities’ creation. 

Competence provision and capacity transfer stay as pillar project goal provided at all levels and to university staff from the administrative to the IT and researchers, by Almalaurea and European Universities staff.

The online platform developed will also allow enterprises to search for graduates to employ according to specific skill needs, giving the graduates a comprehensive and democratic access to labour market.

The project is expected to have a long term impact of the whole socio-economic system and society envisaging as beneficiaries: the young and the graduates, the universities and decision makers, the Vietnamese business community. Thus the Voyage project will provide beneficiaries with facilitate job intermediation and demand/supply matching of the young and qualify labour, help ameliorating the unemployment issue and also the underemployment of graduates (which stays as a serious problem for the young in Vietnam) and at the same time trying to understand the needs of the labour market’ stakeholders in terms of skills.