As announced by President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, during her last State of the Union speech, 2023 is the Year of Skills. In this regard, skill development will be the main goal of two projects that are kicking off this January and that will see the involvement of the EUF team as well as some of the EUF member universities.
“Transforming Europe Through Doctoral Talent and Skills Recognition”, in short DocTalent4EU, is funded by the HORIZON EUROPE programme. Guided by the Université Cote d´Azur, the consortium counts 5 higher education institutions from different parts of Europe along with the EUF. The project will focus on enhancing PhD employability through a strong, visible and innovative recognition-system of the most in-demand transferable skills that early-career researchers acquire or will acquire through their doctoral training and research activities. Rooted on the multi-actor approach involving non-academic stakeholders, the project´s mission is two-folded: on one hand, it foresees to improve transferable skills training; on the other hand, it aspires to develop local talent management centers.
“Fostering high-quality blended student mobility in higher education”, in short HIBLend, is a Key Action 2 Erasmus+-funded project. Led by the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), the project aims to raise interest in and enhance higher education institutions’ capacity to develop high-quality blended mobility opportunities for students. This will be done through the design, testing, and dissemination of a comprehensive framework.