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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 in higher education. 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 6 Colombian universities & 1 national association, 4 Cuban universities & the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education, 2 Panamanian universities and 5 European business schools & universities. IMPALA ends officially in November 2021 with the organisation of an international conference hosted by the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education.
EFMD is the leader of the project and oversees the management, content and quality of all activities in Latin America and EU..
Fortalecimiento de la internacionalización entre las universidades europeas y latinoamericanas: FORINT,
is an Erasmus plus project designed to support the internationalisation process of six Cuban and two Panamanian universities.
The partners define and update their strategies for internationalisation, while attending capacity building trainings and are provided with guidance and space for networking opportunities. FORINT addresses all partners’ staff involved in internationalisation activities, from faculties until senior managers. The project runs for 3 years and will be organising its final conference in October 2019 in Panama City.
EFMD is the leader of the project and oversees the management, content and quality of all activities in Latin America and EU.
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, trainings 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 EU and plans for the inclusion of new European partners in the consortium.
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 trainings. 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 EU and Africa.
Internationalisation of Higher Education at the Philippines Network ANTENA, accompanies the necessary governance reforms at 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 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 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.
BIC for SME
EFMD is partner in an EU funded project with 4 regional entrepreneurship training centers 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.