Science & Education for Society

The Science & Education for Society Working Group addresses topics related to the concept of place-based universities and engagement with society and citizens while also working on the role of education in S3 as well as education and skills for research and innovation. The Working Group facilitates information sharing, knowledge development, and aims to strengthen existing and build new relationships with the EU institutions. Facilitating project development is also part of the Working Group's scope.

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

SEFS and S3 Working Groups

SEFS & S3 WGs: Why are S3 strategies relevant for the European Universities initiative?

Astrid Hannes

In past calls for European Universities, applicants were tasked with describing within the frame of ‘the European added value’ how their proposal ‘demonstrates contribution to regional development,

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Cultural Heritage & Tourism: How the Erasmus+ programme contributes to the development of green and digital skills in tourism

Teresa Vio

As highlighted in the European Skills Agenda, the Twin transition calls for both digital and green competences in all sectors to insure, EU move towards the goals set in European Green Deal. This

Policy & SEFS WGs

Policy & SEFS WGs - European Strategy for Universities: How to reinforce links with regions

Hilary Webb

The Policy and Science & Education for Society Working Groups will together host a meeting on the new European Strategy for Universities on Thursday 24 February. The European Commission started

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

CareAge Conference - Ageing societies: research, education, and practice – Sustainable collaboration in old age care

The CareSam network is organising a conference on ageing societies in an EU perspective, the challenges and opportunities. The number of older adults living with chronic diseases, multi-morbidity and dementia or other mental health illnesses is growing, leading to pressure on both the old age care sector and on relatives. This can only be understood, dealt with, and taken advantage from through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Give new generations power, freedom and safety to express themselves

World Expression Forum (WEXFO) is hosting a discussion about initiatives to strengthen youth’s participation in democracy on 23 February between 09:30-13:00. Beginning with a presentation of the EU's support of freedom of expression, democracy and human rights, as well as EU project opportunities, and continuing with an introduction to World Expression Forum and our activities, with a particular focus on our project Youth’s participation in Society. The session will end with a networking lunch from 12:00. 

Implementing Self-Regulated Learning Digitally

The INSTALL-ed consortium partners (Erasmus+) would like to invite you to our final event on Implementing Self-Regulated Learning Digitally which will take place on Friday 17 February in Brussels.

NEB Stewardship Lab Launch Event

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Finland), together with other European coordinators, welcomes you to the online launch event of the New European Bauhaus Stewardship Lab on 7 February between 14:00-15:30. The event will explore and enhance the role of higher education in the NEB initiative and our NEB Stewardship Lab activities also contribute to the European Year of Skills 2023.

Extended Reality Solutions for Creative Industries like Metaverse, XR/AR, and Digital Media

Part of a series of webinars by Coventry University jointly with EBN - European Business & Innovation Centre Network, on the transformative power of innovation through digital, simulation, immersive and experiential technologies. The first webinar will focus on “Extended Reality Solutions for Creative Industries like Metaverse, XR/AR, and Digital Media”. Future webinars will focus on health, transport and digital manufacturing.

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2022

ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting will be held this year on 8 December from 14:30-18:15 CET followed by networking drinks from 18:15 CET. In addition to discussing formal issues and offering an opportunity to network, the event will feature a working session around the European Year of Skills.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN Year in review 2022

The ERRIN Year in review 2022 is out! Read the report to see the numerous activities ERRIN and its members have been involved in throughout the year.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Danish intelligent platform for student experience and prevention of drop-outs looking for vocational education institutions for Erasmus+ project cooperation

A Danish start-up that has developed an innovative online platform assisting educational institutions to address, measure, and evaluate the satisfaction of students, thereby preventing early drop-outs, is looking for partners for an Erasmus+ call.

Harnessing Talent in Europe: a new boost for EU Regions

Ensuring that regions facing a talent development trap become more resilient and attractive is crucial in the EU's commitment to leaving nobody and no place behind. For that reason, the Commission launched a new ‘Talent Booster Mechanism', supporting EU regions affected by the accelerated decline of their working age population to train, retain and attract the people, the skills and the competences needed to address the impact of the demographic transition.

Collaboration for targeted education and competence development for the green shift

The municipality of Alver in Norway is searching for a region or municipality that works with cooperation between schools, working life and administration to connect young people and education with what the local society demands, preferably aimed at the green transition.

Digital Europe Advanced Digital Skills call for digital tech education funding- Deadline 24 January

Digital Europe programme's call on Advanced Digital Skills 'Specialised education programmes or modules in key capacity areas' is open until 24 January 2023. With a budget of €56m, HaDEA will be funding education programmes in digitaltech, jointly designed by universities, research centres & businesses.

CHARTER Alliance releases a new report on cultural heritage stakeholders’ roles and dynamics

CHARTER Alliance publishes a new report mapping cultural heritage stakeholders, looking at cultural heritage as an economic sector and labour market with interacting stakeholders in anticipated roles, whose dynamics, skills and competencies will affect the quality of heritage as a resource and common good.

Call to join the European Union campaign to boost knowledge valorisation

The European Commission’s Directorate for Research & Innovation is organising an awareness raising campaign on knowledge valorisation, with the aim to introduce this policy and demonstrate how to better translate research and innovation results into benefits for the economy and society. The awareness raising campaign is envisaged for a period of 18 months, starting in spring 2023.

Erasmus+ project development workshop

Organised in the frame of the Science and Education for Society Working Group, the Erasmus+ project development workshop (PDW) is an opportunity to interact with institutions, civil society organisations and providers in the field of higher education and training, to build consortia for the next Erasmus+ calls. The PDW is an opportunity for ERRIN members and their stakeholders interested in the Erasmus+ KA2 calls to find partners and develop a proposal in the field of higher education and training innovation.

Click on the link below to learn about the 2022 edition and currently open opportunities to engage.

Erasmus+ PDW 2022

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN Year in review 2022

The ERRIN Year in review 2022 is out! Read the report to see the numerous activities ERRIN and its members have been involved in throughout the year.

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Danish intelligent platform for student experience and prevention of drop-outs looking for vocational education institutions for Erasmus+ project cooperation

A Danish start-up that has developed an innovative online platform assisting educational institutions to address, measure, and evaluate the satisfaction of students, thereby preventing early drop-outs, is looking for partners for an Erasmus+ call.

  • By Astrid Hannes

Harnessing Talent in Europe: a new boost for EU Regions

Ensuring that regions facing a talent development trap become more resilient and attractive is crucial in the EU's commitment to leaving nobody and no place behind. For that reason, the Commission launched a new ‘Talent Booster Mechanism', supporting EU regions affected by the accelerated decline of their working age population to train, retain and attract the people, the skills and the competences needed to address the impact of the demographic transition.

  • By Anna Solvang

Collaboration for targeted education and competence development for the green shift

The municipality of Alver in Norway is searching for a region or municipality that works with cooperation between schools, working life and administration to connect young people and education with what the local society demands, preferably aimed at the green transition.

  • By Ute De Meyer

Flemish education umbrella organisations looking for other regions to exchange views

Two Flemish education umbrella associations are looking for EU regions that would like to exchange views/practices on: teacher shortages, the use of microcredentials for adult education, job shadowing, etc. Is your region interested?

  • By Vendula Novackova

Implementation of the Regional Action Plan for the Development of Education

The Regional Office of the Hradec Kralove Region is searching for possible cooperation and partners/subjects in order to organise working visits in various regions – preferably Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands or Sweden. The main goal is to visit selected (public) institutions (Dept. of Education etc.), school/s or other cooperating entities from the field of education and training and employers. As far as the topic is concerned, we are interested in the link between preschool - primary – secondary/higher - academic education and employment.