Knowledge alliances aim to help modernize Europe's higher education system in line with the EU's modernization agenda for higher education. This includes, among other things, increasing the employment relevance of higher education, enhancing quality in higher education and getting the knowledge triangle (research, education and innovation) to work. In addition, knowledge alliances emphasizing the use of digital tools are emphasized, as described in the EU's communication about open education communication.
The action wants to:
• Develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning.
• Stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills among employees at higher education institutions and companies.
• Facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge.
A partnership must consist of at least six organizations from three program countries, of which two higher education institutions and two businesses. Organizations from partner countries outside the EU and EEA EFTA-countries can participate as partners (not as coordinators) if it provides a clear added value for the project.
Knowledge alliances is a centralized action managed by the European Commission. SIU can assist applicants with advice and guidance in the application process if desired.
More information about knowledge alliances can be found on the website of the European Commission.
Application deadline: 2020, date not published. There are annual application deadlines.