Erasmus+ KA2 projects

KA2 -Capacity Building in the field of higher education [CBHE] PROJECTS

Communication in Public Service Interpreting and Translating with Languages of Lesser Diffusion [DIALOGOS]

Reference number: 2022-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000086867

Applicant: Universidad de Alcalá [UAH], Spain

European partners         
Abrazando Ilusiones, Spain  
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy  
Associazione San Marcellino, Italy  
Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis, Greece  
Anaptyxiaki Meizonos Astikis Thessalonikis, Greece

01.09.2022 – 31.08.25

Project Objectives:         
DIALOGOS is a three-year Erasmus+ project aimed at addressing the communication barriers of migrants, specifically those from countries with languages of lesser diffusion (LLD), for which there is a lack of qualified translating and interpreting professionals by creating a training module and material addressed to heritage and bilingual migrant speakers of LLD (with adequate bilingual and bicultural competences) who can become qualified Public Services Interpreters and Translators. The project will focus specifically on the following objectives: mapping of LLD in the partners´ countries, identifying communication needs, developing materials and resources to help bridge communication gaps with institutions and public services, and developing a training course to migrants (after an analysis of a previous pilot training module) with adequate bilingual and bicultural competences of LLD to be able to recruit them as professional and qualified PSIT. The expected results are the following: State of the art review/mapping of current training programmes and activities, as well as available training material on LLD report; Pilot training module analysis report/research and material; Pilot training module; Training materials in languages that are deemed necessary; Open access, blended training module to be implemented in any language in the future; and guidelines and best practices guide.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Mara Morelli [Contact Person]         
Matteo Buffa         
Ilaria Coppola         
Nora Gattiglia         
Emilio Di Maria       


Universities Communities strengthening cooperation [UNICOM]

Reference number: 101083077 ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE

Applicant: Genoa University [UNIGE], Italy

European partners         
Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) GmbH - University of Applied Sciences - FHM Bielefeld (Germany)         
University of Latvia (Latvia)         
Lund University (Sweden)         
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (Czech Republic)         
Fondazione Sicurezza e Libertà (Italy)         
Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) (Germany)

PC Partners         
National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Ukraine)         
Sumy National Agrarian University (Ukraine)         
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine)         
Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronic (Ukraine)         
Bohdan Khmelnitskiy Melitopol Pedagogical State University (Ukraine)         
Donetsk State University of Internal Affairs (Ukraine)         
Vinnytsia State Medical University (Ukraine)         
Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences (Ukraine)         
Ukrainian Association of Professors and Researchers of European Integration (Ukraine)         
Ukrainian Association of European Studies (Ukraine)         
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Ukraine)

Project Objectives:         

  1. to enhance universities’ social role through boosting university-community engagement leading to the elaboration of state policy on supporting the third mission of universities for ensuring social cohesion, resilience, sustainability and prosperity in Ukraine;
  2. to develop and to discuss national policy on enhancing third mission of universities and community-university cooperation);
  3. to develop the model strategies for relations between Universities and communities based on their needs and aimed to enhance civic activism and cititzen’s engagement based on principles of equality, solidarity, non-discrimination and inclusion and to pilot them in the HEIs and communitites involved;
  4. the development of the policy of the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science on the enhancement of the third mission of Ukrainian universities and the promotion of the best practices of cooperation between HEIs and communities, based on the application of the relevant experiences of the EU states (Italy, Germany, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Latvia);
  5. the development of activities focused on strengthening the social role of universities and increasing engagement between universities and communities, incorporating efficient models of community-university interaction developed to ensure social cohesion, resilience and sustainability;
  6. the development of policy options for enhancing the third mission of universities in Ukraine with the development of Guidelines for the Ukrainian Ministry on Third Mission;
  7. the development of a professional exchange programme focusing on important aspects of community-university cooperation such as resilience, sustainability, inclusion, entrepreneurship and the environment, public health and social cohesion
  8. strengthening cooperation between communities and universities.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Guido Franco Amoretti [Project Coordinator]         
Diana Spulber [Project Manager]         
Micaela Rossi         
Marco Invernizzi

Innovative DIGItal skills & teaching methods 4 eFfectIve health educaTion in Lebanon & Syria [DIGIHEALTH]

Reference number: 598243-EPP-1-2018-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Website: -

Applicant: Linnaeus University [LNU], Sweden

European partners         
University of Genoa, Italy         
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain         
Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy

PC Partners         
Lebanese University, Lebanon         
Beirut Arab University, Lebanon         
Lebanese International University, Lebanon         
Modern University for Business and science, Lebanon         
Damascus University, Syria         
Arab International University, Syria         
University of Hama, Syria

Project Objectives:         
Promoting excellence, creative and innovative digital teaching and learning approaches through advanced ICT solutions to improve quality of health education in order to prepare a well-qualified graduates who are able to adapt to changing healthcare environment, meet societal expectations and sustain healthy environment in Lebanon and Syria

  1. Support Lebanese and Syrian HEIs in adopting and implementing effective new technologies of digital skills and learning methods for an active and collaborative learning.
  2. Develop the ability of academic staff at health disciplines in Lebanese and Syrian HEIs to employ modern pedagogical and didactical methodologies for innovative ICT teaching and learning settings.
  3. Open up higher education in Lebanon and Syria to integrate refugees, IDPs and students from disadvantaged groups including women and rural areas inhabitants in inclusive virtual classroom settings.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person]         
Donatella Panatto         
Diana Spulber

University Teaching and Learning Enhancement [UNITELE]

Reference number: 598816-EPP-1-2018-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Applicant: Linnaeus University [LNU], Sweden

European partners         
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy         
Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg [PHHD], Germany         
Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University [NEHU], Turkey

PC Partners         
Polotsk State University [PSU], Belarus         
Belarusian State University [BSU], Belarus         
Belarusian State Agricultural Academy [BSAA], Belarus         
Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel [GSTU], Belarus         
Brest State Technical University [BrSTU], Belarus         
Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, [YKSUG], Belarus

To enhance the quality of higher education (HE) outputs with high-level student performance & employability by enhancing internal Quality Assurance for teaching/learning & improving professional performance of teaching staff at BY Universities to optimise the response of HE to increased demands of society & economy

  1. To develop & apply internal QA system for teaching/learning & teaching staff performance with standards & procedures in line with ESG-2015.
  2. To establish Centres for Academic Development & Teacher Training at each BY partner to manage the internal system of QA for teaching/learning & teaching staff performance & university teaching staff training.
  3. To develop an in-service training programme for university teachers who need pedagogical training.
  4. To apply innovative methods of education for the increase in the level of students’ performance at studies & future employment.
  5. To run the In-service University Teacher Training Programme in the pilot mode.
  6. To analyse the pilot running of the Programme for follow-up activities.
  7. To introduce new regulations on teaching staff employment at the 6 BY partner universities.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person]         
Diana Spulber         
Nicoletta Varani

Knowledge Triangle, Innovation: Reinforcing of Education-Research E-Health & Medical Links [ICU-RERE]

Reference number: 609506-EPP-1-2019-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Applicant: Linnaeus University [LNU], Sweden

European partners         
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy         
European Centre of Studies and Initiatives [CESIE], Italy         
Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa [IDM], Austria         
Tallinn University of technology [TALTECH], Estonia

PC Partners         
Notre Dame University [NDU], Lebanon         
Lebanese University [LU], Lebanon         
Beirut Arab University [BAU], Lebanon         
Modern University of Business & Sciences [MUBS], Lebanon         
Alexandria University [AU], Egypt         
British University in Egypt [BUE], Egypt         
October 6 University [O6U], Egypt         
Badr University in Cairo [BUC], Egypt         
AL -Azhar University [AZHU], Egypt         
University of Sinai [SU], Egypt         
Assiut University [ASU], Egypt         
International of Applied Science &Technology [IAST], Egypt         
LEAD health care consultancy, Lebanon

To establish the international network Centers of e-health Innovations in EG and LB for administrative and technical supporting of e-health research/ consulting / training activities.

  1. To develop the Knowledge Triangle, innovation: Education-Research- e-health business web platform KTERE for collaboration in development and commercialization of e-Health innovative technologies and tools.
  2. To develop a new integrated professional short term (6 months) and long term (one year) diploma program in Medical informatics and e-Health (6 basic modules) for partner universities in LE and EG
  3. To develop in-service lifelong learning training (LLT) program (4 modules) in the area of e-health innovative Medical/health/IT/engineering. To develop on site and distance in-service training program (4 modules) in the area of innovative E-health for the further utilization of OER (open educational resources) and rich open learning environments.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person]         
Donatella Panatto         
Diana Spulber

Interprofessional student-run primary CARE clinics: A University-Enterprise Knowledge Triangle Cooperation Approach [I CARE]

Reference number: 618674-EPP-1-2020-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Applicant: Linnaeus University [LNU], Sweden

European partners         
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy         
Technical University of Crete, Greece         
Tallinn University of technology [TALTECH], Estonia         
The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europé, Austria

PC Partners         
Notre Dame University [NDU], Lebanon         
Beirut Arab University [BAU], Lebanon         
Modern University of Business & Sciences [MUBS], Lebanon         
Alexandria University [AU], Egypt         
The British University in Egypt [BUE], Egypt         
Badr University in Cairo [BUC], Egypt         
AL -Azhar University [AZHU], Egypt         
Helwan University, Egypt [HU], Egypt Assiut University [ASU], Egypt         
International of Applied Science &Technology [IAST], Egypt         
LEAD health care consultancy, Lebanon

The project aims to achieve the following specific objectives:

  1. Reinforcement and modernization of experiential education in health sciences curricula (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Nursing, allied health services, psychology, etc.) through development of University – Enterprises ‘I care’ centres and clinics
  2. Introduction of inter-professional teaching and learning activities, including new joint In-service Inter-professional training and courses for all health sciences students
  3. Launching Inter-professional collaboration student-led clinics, the provision of comprehensive services to socioeconomically disadvantaged, poor and elderly patients by multiple health providers who collaborate within and across healthcare settings
  4. 4. Improving the teaching competency of academic staff and teacher practitioners/ clinician educators

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person]         
Giacomo Borgonovo         
Carlo Pesce         
Anna Siri         
Diana Spulber

News and activities: I-CARE _Meeting_3_oct_2022

Towards European university lifelong learning model in Moldova [COMPASS]

Reference number: 597889-EPP-1-2018-1-MD-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP

Applicant: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova [ASEM], Moldova

European partners         
European University Continuing Education Network [EUCEN], Belgium         
University of Turku [UTU], Finland         
Danube University of Krems [DUK], Austria         
University of Graz [UNIGRAZ], Austria         
European Policy Development and Research Institute [EPDRI], Slovenia         
University of Barcelona [UB], Spain         
Università degli Studi di Genova [UNIGE], Italy         
University of Brest [UBO], France

PC Partners         
Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts [AMTAP], Moldova         
University of Physical Education and Sport [USEFS], Moldova         
State Pedagogical University “Ion Creanga” [UPSC], Moldova         
Trade Cooperative University of Moldova [TCUM], Moldova         
Comrat State University (KDU], Moldova         
The National Council of Rectors of Moldova [NRCM], Moldova         
The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova [ME], Moldova


  1. To promote and strengthen the LLL culture in Moldova and to build national consensus of the key-actors on the development issues by Nov, 2021.
  2. To develop and advance a national legislative framework and stimulate regulatory changes on LLL in Moldova by Nov, 2020.
  3. To build up the university’s integrative function in Moldova through developing the integrated university LLL strategies by Nov, 2020.
  4. To enhance the university’s institutional capacities in Moldova for efficient and effective implementation of LLL reform by Nov, 2021.


  1. National Policy Roadmap on LLL;
  2. Regulations on Validation of prior learning, including non-formal and formal;
  3. Regulation on application of the existing ECTS tools and procedures to LLL;
  4. Regulation for the continuing education of academic staff;
  5. University LLL strategies;
  6. Guidelines / bylaws on ULLL;
  7. Development of new ULLL services;
  8. Development of new ULLL courses.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Stefano Poli         
Mauro Palumbo         
Diana Spulber


KA201 Strategic Partnership PROJECTS

Global Competence in Teacher Education [GCTE]

Reference number: ERASMUS+ 2019-1-UK01-KA203-061503

Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF HULL United Kingdom

European partners         
UC LEUVEN Belgium         

PC Partners         
AFS Intercultural Programs United States

Project Objectives:         
There is currently no authoritative international publication or report to exemplify and inform teacher educators on the effective integration of global competence into teacher education programmes. Although there has been some work done in schools around global competence this has not been effectively addressed within Higher Education programmes (Gaudelli, 2016; West, 2012; Zhao, 2010; Longview Foundation, 2008) so that new teachers leaving university are often unaware of the need for global competence and are unskilled to integrate the teaching of such competencies within the curricula. The project “Global Competence in Teacher Education” addresses this challenge by working with teacher educators and trainee teachers across the EU to achieve a key objective: to develop future cohorts of teachers who are both globally competent themselves but also have the skills to develop global competence in their students. This objective will be addressed through the development of four activities which can be summarised as follows:

  1. Scoping exercise and curriculum mapping activity that will generate a series of reports aimed at teacher educators, policy-makers and school leaders.
  2. The development of globally competent teacher educators through interactive resources that will provide a platform where global competence can be learned about and explored within ITE programmes
  3. A flexible training programme for trainee teachers that will support trainee teachers as they learn to both become globally competent themselves and learn how to develop global competence in their students once they become qualified teachers in schools.
  4. Academic outputs to highlight the outcomes and impact of the project and to support the dissemination of intellectual outputs amongst academics, policy-makers and other stakeholders.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Davide Parmigiani [Contact Person]         
Alberto Campora         
Armanda Magioncalda         
Deborah Zucca

Mathematics EduLarp [EDUMATH]

Reference number: 2019-1-CZ01-KA201-061377

Website: Under construction

Applicant: Technicka Univerzita Ostrava, Czech Republic

European partners         
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy         
Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

PC Partners         

The main objective of the project is to develop and verify in practice Mathematics EduLarp programme, which will be used for the high schools as a supplement to the teaching mathematics or other STEM disciplines. Sub-objectives of the project:

  • to develop mathematical competence through the innovative Mathematical EduLarp
  • to open new ideas and new approach among the community of mathematics education (teachers, teacher educators and researchers)
  • to improve social competencies the educational role-playing game
  • to contribute to the pedagogical methodology and prepare the research monography about EduLarps.

Within the project we want to cooperate with our foreign partners and use their specific skills in the field of education and mathematics. In the Czech Republic currently, a similar model of incorporation of EduLarps in the field of mathematics doesn´t exist. Together with our partners we want to suggest a unique educational role-playing game in the field of mathematics that will have the desired impact on the target group of high school students. We will create an educational program Mathematics EduLarp. The development of an educational game is a multi-step creative process of the collaboration of experts from several fields of study. Creatingedularp will include an analysis of the curriculum and the soft skills that are the target content of the game. These will be discussed with experts on didactics, teachers and target pupils. Based on the analysis, several scenarios and designs will be created, including game mechanics, story, role, description of props and utilities. In multi-step iterations, individual elements will be combined and tested and their educational impact on the target group will be continuousl verified. Upon completion and tuning of the game, software will be programmed, tools and graphics will be produced, and availability of the program for teachers and lecturers will be tested within the workshop.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Andrea Traverso [Contact Person]         
Francesca Morselli         
Elisabetta Robotti         
Franco Bochicchio         
Luca Andrighetto

KA203 Strategic Partnership PROJECTS

European Arts and Traditions in Italian Language Learning [PASTILLE]

Reference number: Erasmus Plus KA2 no. 2019-1-PL01-KA203-065078

Applicant: University of Wrocław, Poland

European partners         
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy         
University of Macedonia, Greece         
Vilnius University, Lithuania         
Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic         
PIXEL, Italy

01.12.2019 – 31.8.2022

Project Objectives:         
The aim of the present project is to create an innovative teaching method for Italian as foreign language. Why a European partnership is here necessary? We do not juxtapose language and cultural competences, but rather interconnect the two dimensions to stimulate and motivate the learners. At the same time the importance of the intercultural, mutual learning in a fast growing European community seems important as well especially in the education of who we defined as "cultural promoters".

On the basis of the learners' linguistic level, we will develop a wide selection of didactic material based on cultural utterances that has an artistic value. Multimedia and e-learning platform will be the main tool. We plan the online learning and accompanied by a programme of seminars to be realized in the four countries of the project. During these meetings the proposed topics will raise a critical awareness of the reciprocal influences between Italy and other European cultures. The target group is broad: different types of learners of Italian as a foreign language, such as educators, persons working i.e. in the field of tourism, cultural goods and heritage, authors of publications, persons who work in the field of relations between the involved countries (those who were or are already active in the labour market, keen to improve their qualifications, and those who search for their first employment). Language as a means of communication requires an interlocutory context. During the realization of our project the learners will have moments of direct interaction, in which Italian will be the most natural way of communicating. The direct involvement of the learners will motivate a comparative approach to both language and culture (for example to search common elements between Italian and the language and culture of their territory of origin). The groups of participants will be asked to complete research tasks which will meet their motivational/professional needs and critical abilities. These short studies shall further raise awareness to the reciprocal links of their cultural tradition to that of Italy. The widening will be achieved through discussions about the European cultural heritage of the four involved countries which represent the three widest cultural areas of Europe: Slavic, Germanic and Romance. The project will enhance the sense of belonging to a community characterized by a great linguistic variety and a dense network of internal references by discovering that cultural exchange goes beyond national borders. A new, motivational method of teaching will be elaborated by the project team in an interdisciplinary way, involving competences of the linguists, geographers, historians, psychologists, pedagogues, semioticians and sociologists. The following objectives are to be achieved:

  • improve, develop and test a method of intercultural foreign language teaching for adults;
  • improve the linguistic skills of the participants and enhance the lifelong learning;
  • offer to the participants a selection of best practices for the teaching of Italian as foreign language;
  • promote the common European roots (artistic relations among the regional communities, historical lexicography and grammar);
  • promote the multiculturalism and the sense of the European belonging;
  • improve the use of new technologies;
  • strengthen the links between the participating organizations, EU institutions, cultural and administrative bodies at local and regional level.

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Anna Siri [Contact Person]         
Guido Amoretti         
Sonia Barillari         
Antonio Guerci         
Nicoletta Varani

Increasing entrepreneurial competences of students through a practical approach [EASIP COMP]

Reference number: 2019-1-NO01-KA203-060272

Applicant: TVolda University College (VUC), Norway

European partners         
University of Genoa [UNIGE], Italy         
Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Training (HHSVTE), Finland         
Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland         
University of Primorska Universita’ del Litorale (UP), Slovenia         
STEP Institut, zavod za psihologijo dela in podjetnistvo, Slovenia         
Ilmiolavoro srl, Italia         
Sunnmøre Business Garden, Norwa

20.10.2019 – 19.4.2022

The EASIP COMP project aims at reinforcing the entrepreneurship competence among students through workplace learning, in line with the European strategy on this topic. Conceptually E.A.S.I.P. COMP puts a special emphasis on further strengthening entrepreneurship as one of the key competencies in higher education curricula and provides more effective work-based opportunities to acquire entrepreneurship competency among university students. The project will increase labor market relevance of learning provision and qualifications and reinforce the links between education, training and the world of work, because the entrepreneurship training model will include close project-based cooperation between universities and local companies.

The guiding principle of the project is to provide evidence based experiential teaching models to ensure long-term sustainable cooperation between universities and local business organizations. We will do that by implementing an experiential workplace-based model of teaching entrepreneurship in higher education in order to facilitate more frequent and quality cooperation between higher education institutions and local business organizations.

The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Introduce a new practical entrepreneurship model by working on real life cases in business and industry
  • Deliver new entrepreneurship training materials for teachers and students to support work-based learning about entrepreneurship
  • Equip university teachers with skills for mentoring and guiding students towards entrepreneurship
  • Support cooperation between higher education institutions and local businesses with the aim of offering more experience in developing entrepreneurial competencies of university students
  • Strengthen cooperation between higher education institutions and local businesses for creative solutions and product development by joint work between students, teachers and local businesses

Work team for University of Genoa:         
Guido Franco Amoretti [Contact Person]         
Fabrizio Bracco         
Michele Masini         
Monica Penco         
Tommaso Francesco Piccinno         
Anna Siri