Erasmus + is the European Union program in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport, for the period 2021-2027.
After the success achieved by the Program in the 2014-2020 period, Erasmus + increases the opportunities for a greater number of participants. Within the Program, some key issues such as social inclusion, environmental sustainability, the transition to digital and the promotion of participation in democratic life by the younger generations take on central roles. Spending time in another country to study, learn and work should become the norm, as should being able to speak two languages in addition to one's mother tongue.
For the period 2021/2027 Erasmus + has a financial budget of € 28.4 billion, which represents an amount almost double compared to the previous program (2014-2020).


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KA1 Learning Mobility of Individuals - Mobility of learners and staff between Programme Countries

The Programme Countries are currently: European Union member states, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Serbia.

Mobility of learners and staff between Programme countries a.y. 2022/2023

Duration: 1.6.2022 - 31.7.2024 (26 months)
Coordinator: University of Trento
Host Institutions: 368 partner institutions in 31 countries
Short description: The project offers mobility opportunities between partner Institutes participating in the Program (and for 20% of the total budget also towards Institutes outside Europe) to students, academic and non-academic staff for study, research, teaching and training purposes. Mobility can be of long (2-12 months) or short (5-30 days) duration, physical or blended. Blended Intensive Programs (BIPs) are blended programs developed jointly by at least 3 institutions from 3 participating countries that provide innovative learning / teaching methods. 
Mobility foreseen: 810 students for study (700 long and 110 short), 250 students or recent graduates for traineeship (200 long and 50 short) , 35 teaching staff mobilities, 25 staff training mobilities, 3 BIPs

Mobility of learners and staff between Programme countries a.y. 2021/2022

Duration: 1.9.2021 - 31.10.2023 (26 months)
Coordinator: University of Trento
Host Institutions: 335 partner institutions in 32 countries
Short description: The project offers mobility opportunities between partner Institutes participating in the Program (and for 20% of the total budget also towards Institutes outside Europe) to students, academic and non-academic staff for study, research, teaching and training purposes. Mobility can be of long (2-12 months) or short (5-30 days) duration, physical or blended. Blended Intensive Programs (BIPs) are blended programs developed jointly by at least 3 institutions from 3 participating countries that provide innovative learning / teaching methods. 
Mobility foreseen: 900 students for study (750 long and 150 short), 250 students or recent graduates for traineeship (200 long and 50 short), 35 teaching staff mobilities, 25 staff training mobilities, 2 BIPs

KA1 Learning Mobility of Individuals - ICM

Mobility project for higher education students and staff (2022)

Duration: 1.08.2022-31.07.2025
Coordinator: University of Trento

  • National Aerospace University Kharkiv Aviation Institute named by N Zukovsky (Ukraine)
  • Asian University for Woman (Bangladesh)
  •  Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution or Higher Education National Research University Higher School of Economics  (Russian Federation)
  • Tomsk Polytechnik University
  • Ufa State Aviation Technical University

Short description:The project offers mobility opportunities from/to partner institution located in Partner Countries to students, academic and non-academic staff for study, research, teaching and training purposes.

KA2 Knowledge Alliances

CIRCVET - Circular economy practical training materials for plastic manufacturing industries

Duration: 2021-2023
Coordinator: Asociacion de Investigacion de la Industria del juguete conexas y afines
UniTrento Dipartments/Centres: Department of Economic and Managment

Short description: "Plastics are an essential part of our daily lives and they are everywhere, being an important enabler of humanity's progress. On the other hand, in the way they're manufactured and used nowadays they're also responsible for 80% of marine litter and suppose 26mT/year of waste. Moreover, if we could recirculate these materials, manufacture them more efficiently and apply circular business models there will be a reduction of CO2 emissions of 50%. All of these are just some of the reasons why the EU have made the transition to a Circular Economy (CE) in the plastics sector a centrepiece of their action plan. Companies manufacturing plastics face a series of barriers to be a part of this transition, being key to the lack of knowledge and awareness. According to the them, there is still not enough training that goes from general concepts of CE to the specific aspects (i.e. which recycled material can use for my products?). CircVET project aims at developing the most extensive, free and tailor-made (according to companies needs and problems) training in CE for plastics at the European level. We believe that companies are one of the most relevant stakeholders needed for the transition and we expect to help them to play their role through knowledge. Plastics employs in the EU more than 1.56
million professionals directly demanding and in need of upgrading their skills. For achieving this objective, we have gathered a consortium representing more than XXX companies of the sector, academia and VET
centres, that will:
- Develop training materials according to companies needs, covering all the value chain of plastics in 6 EU languages
- Adapt them to be used in I-VET and C-VET
- Produce 9 MOOCs/NOOCs available accredited through micro-credentials
- Develop a platform for learning and connecting
- Build strong links between academia/VET centres/companies (through exchanges, challenges...)
- Pilot and validate them with around 80 companies and 200 students of the sector"

Cooperation partnerships

Account4GreenEco - Sustainability Accounting Learning Platform for a Green Economy

Duration: 2022 -2025
Coordinator: Universidad de Burgos (UBU) - Spain 

  • Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier  (France)
  • Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (Germany)
  • University of Trento (Italy) 
  • Gestionet Multimedia S.L. (Spain)

Short description: The aim of the project is to create a high quality online course on Sustainability Accaunting or the production of information on the environmental and social impacts of companies.
UniTrento Departments/Centres: Economics and Management

FLeD: learning design for flexible education

Duration: 2022-2025
Coordinator: University of Barcellona (Spain)

  • Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (Spain)
  • University of Sofia St Kliment Ohridsky (Bulgary)
  • Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)
  • University of Stavanger (Norway)
  • University of Aberta (Portugal)

Short description: This project aims to facilitate the design of flexible learning scenarios for Faculty.

The specific objectives are:
-  Develop a pattern and scaffolding to design flipped and inclusive learning scenarios for diverse contexts
-  Provide teachers with a playful experience in learning design
-  Develop a prototype to guide teachers when designing flipped and inclusive learning for diverse contexts
-  Define principles for the design of flexible learning under a flipped classroom approach

UniTrento Departments/Centres: Psychology and Cognitive Science

DivA - Diversity in Action: a cross-border online space for training teachers through multilingual and multicultural experiences

Duration: 2022 -2024
Coordinator: University of Primorska - Slovenia

  • Università di Bolzano  (South Tyrol, Italy)
  • Juraj Dobrila University, (Croatia)
  • University College of Teacher Education, PH Vienna (Austria)
  • University of Trento (Trentino, Italy)

Short description: The project will develop an online learning platform for all partners to set up 3CFU courses on plurilingual education, which will make use of the integrated collaboration of the experts of the respective partners in the educational, linguistic and intercultural fields.
Specific objectives to create a flexible but specific integrated training program:
• WP1: Study Courses (3 ECTS) - (standard format with agreed content)
• WP2: Textbook or manual - WP 2 (all partners will contribute with specific contents)
• WP3: Online Course (MOOC) - for teachers in initial and / or in-service training

UniTrento Departments/Centres: Humanities

C-FLEX: Exploring sustainable futures for Europe's education technology infrastructure

Duration: 2022-2024
Coordinator: University of Trento

  • University of Rennes 1, France
  • TU Delft, the Netherlands
  • TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • JA Bulgary, Bulgary
  • KTH, Sweden                         

Short description: The  Cooperation Partnership project, entitled “C-FLEX: Exploring sustainable futures for Europe's education technology infrastructure” has a goal to provide institutions and students with tools and knowledge to explore the systemic impact of Digital Educational Technologies. Train students/teachers/staff in assessing the accessibility and sustainability of their Educational Technologies (EdTech). 
UniTrento Departments/Centres: Information Engineering and Computer Science

PORTFOLIO: Exploring inter-connected education through a distributed and blended European Entrepreneurship Minor under the Erasmus+ programme

Duration: 2022-2024
Coordinator: University of Rennes

  • University of Trento
  • ELTE (Hungary)
  • UPM (Spain)
  • Aalto (Finland)

Short description: The  Cooperation Partnership project, entitled “Exploring the future of inter-connected education through the creation of a European Entrepreneurship Minor as an inter-university digital portfolio of remote courses”, covers different priorities identified by Erasmus+. Generally, is based on a) Digital transformation through development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity; and b) Common Values, civic engagement and participation. Specifically, our project aims at a) promoting inter-connected higher education systems, and b) stimulating innovative learning and teaching practices. 

CT Academy: Computational Thinking Academy

Duration: 2022-2025
Coordinatore: Catholic Education Flanders, Belgium

  • University of Trento
  • Ingenious Knowledge GmbH (Germany)
  • Vanstaskolan (Sweden)

Short description: the main focus of this project is to empower computational thinking in a cross-cutting way by improving teacher competences in innovative classes in primary education.
UniTrento Departments/Centres: Information Engineering and Computer Science

FutureBIO:Let's use biopolymers for the future

Duration: 2022-2024
Coordinator: University Pamukkale, Turkey

  • Selcuk University (Turkey)
  • Kırklareli University (Turkey)
  • University of Trento 
  • Università Tenica Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
  • Cosvitec Società Consortile Arl (Italy)
  • FBK, Trento
  • INDIVENIRE (Italy)
  • CTRL Reality (Finland)
  • OTH Regensburg (Germany)
  •  SUPSI (Switzerland – associate Partner)

Short description: the aims of the FutureBio project are: -to raise social awareness that plastic pollution is an issue that needs urgent and immediate action -to obtain awareness about biodegradable and compostable products -to increase the usage of bio bags replacing and selling plastic bags throughout the country and Europe -encourage and guide the development of biodegradable and compostable materials and products -to guide academics and students to prioritize these issues in their academic career planning to increase the competencies of academics and students with in-place training.

UniTrento Departments/Centres: Industrial Engineering

KA2 Erasmus Mundus Design Measures

ABRAx- Artificial Biology, Robotics and Art 

Duration: 2022-2023
Coordinator: University of Trento

  • Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Maholy-Nagy University for Art and Design (Hungary, MOME)
  • Gothenburg University (Sweden, GU)
  • Cultivamos Cultura (Portugal)
  •  Institute of Advanced design Studies (Hungary)

Short description: The aim of this Design Measures proposal is to develop an Erasmus Mundus joint masters degree in Complex and Adaptive Systems Across Robotics, Biology, Art and Design (ABRAx). The program will prepare students for working creatively and collaboratively across industry, society and technology with the necessary skills and preparedness to respond to major challenges concerning the environment, inclusion, health, and sustainability. 
Envisioning and developing innovative and sustainable solutions requires familiarity with methods and knowledge across disciplines and the ability to collaborate across sectors and disciplines, with knowledge that spans natural sciences, engineering, arts and humanities. The programme thus proposes the development of two tracks (MA and MSc) that combine knowledge expertise and cultivates interdisciplinary skills to address common goals through the development of highly-specialized, diversified profiles. 
The project is led by University of Trento (IT, UNITN), and involves Aalborg University (DK, AAU), Maholy-Nagy University for Art and Design (HU, MOME) and Gothenburg University (SE, GU). 

UniTrento Departments/Centres: CIBIO

DIMSE Designing an International Master in Social Enterprise and Social Economy

Duration: 2022-2023
Coordinator: Universite Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
Partner: University of Trento 

Short description: The “Designing an International Master in Social Enterprise and Social Economy” (DIMSE) partnership will explore the feasibility of offering a unique joint Master programme on the social economy and social enterprise. Social enterprises refers to the variety of initiatives in many different sectors of activity—work integration, social finance, short supply chains, recycling, personal services, collaborative economy, culture, and many others—whereby citizens, private sector actors, and public officials are carrying out new opportunities to promote societal goals. These initiatives open up new activities that create jobs; inspire trust among citizens and public authorities through a value-based economy and contribute to the institutional plurality of our economic systems, opening the door to citizen involvement, participation, and empowerment. The social economy refers to the wider sphere where these social enterprises and other traditional legal forms (cooperatives, associations, mutual, foundations) emerge and thrive. DIMSE will explore the feasibility of offering a unique programme through a partnership that will address three highly relevant objectives as described in the Erasmus Mundus Programme Guide: the inclusion of countries and institutions with a low representation in the 2014-2020 period as well the incorporation of under-represented thematic area in the Erasmus Mundus programme offer. DIMSE will draw from the experience accumulated in the framework of the EMES International Research Network, providing a solid basis to explore the feasibility of a Joint Master nurtured by high-quality and recent research that innovates the training offering of the participating universities and increases the international attractiveness of such a programme.

UniTrento Departments/Centres: Economics and Management

EESIC Engineering for Environmental Sustainability and International Cooperation

Coordinator: University of Trento

  • Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Universitat Politècnica València (UPV) (Spain)

Short description: Environmental sustainability is the key to guarantee a safe future to mankind on Earth and requires balancing the exploitation of natural resources and the social and economic development. The European Union is setting new ambitious standards thanks to actions, such as the European Green Deal, that reverberate on all continents. This proposal is aimed at designing a future Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in “Engineering for Environmental Sustainability and International Cooperation” (EESIC). EESIC aims at training environmental engineers able to tackle problems characterized by both technical and non-technical complexity, looking for innovative and sustainable solutions. The 2-year, 120 ECTS programme is organized in four semesters, with the first three at the main partners and the fourth that can be spent also at one of the several Associate Partners that will be selected in different continents. The MSc thesis will focus on applied research in the context of international collaboration engineering projects. Excellence in teaching, pursued also by means of a project-oriented, hands-on approach, and fostering of soft skills, intercultural understanding and open mindset in an international class of students, will characterize a study plan that revisits the traditional subjects of environmental engineering introducing the most advanced knowledge, cutting-edge research, nature-based solutions, and non-technical abilities. The educational approach will focus on fostering soft skills through the paradigm of development engineering, based on project-based learning within the contexts of international cooperation. Thanks to their poliedric competences, graduates will be employed in any type of environmental engineering problem characterized by complexity and interdisciplinarity. The programme is expected to have an impact on the promotion of environmentally sustainable solutions worldwide. 

UniTrento Departments/Centres: Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering

Jean Monnet

ESAF European Societies and Academic Freedom

Duration: 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024
Coordinator: University of Trento

  • Scholars at Risk Italy
  • Scholars at Risk International  
  • Trentino Forum for Peace
  • Trentino Network of Human Rights Defenders
  • Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale

UniTrento Departments/Centres: Sociology and Social Research

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SMEIE Summer Module on Economics and Institutions in Europe (Module)

Duration: 1.03.2022 - 28.02.2025 
Coordinator: University of Trento

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GreenDeal-NET The European Green Deal: Governing the EU’s Transition towards Climate Neutrality and Sustainability (Network)

Duratation: 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2025
Coordinator: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

  • Partners: Universitaet fur Bodenkultur Wien (Austria)
  • Dublin City University (Irlanda)
  • Universitaet Gent (Belgio)
  • Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portogallo)
  • Masarykova univerzita (Repubblica Ceca)
  • University of East Anglia (UK)
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (Germania)
  • Universitaet Maastricht (Paesi Bassi)
  • Università degli Studi di Trento 
  • Ita-Suomen Yliopisto (Finlandia)
  •  Universitaet Oslo (Norvegia)

UniTrento Departments/Centres: School of International Studies

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T-4-F -TR-AI-NING 4 FUTURE Artificial Intelligence and EU Law (Chair)

Duration: 01.11.2022 - 31.10.2025
Coordinator: Università degli Studi di Trento
UniTrento Dipartiments/Centres: Faculty of law

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