Supporting the connection of HEIs is one of the KA2 call priorities under the ESCI, further to the European Commission announcement in March 2019 that from 2021 HEIs participating in the Erasmus programme will have to gradually adhere to the EWP standards. Another mention of digitalisation is also placed in the new Erasmus Charter for HE for which the call has been published in February, 2020. As a consequence, the next Erasmus Programme framework is foreseen to be digital in nature taking into account a gradual shift towards fully digital mobility management.
The main objective of the SUDTE project is to facilitate this change of paradigm by ensuring extensive support in achieving a smooth and well-coordinated digital transformation process. The project seeks respond the challenges of digital transformation that HEIs, students and National Agencies will face in the next Erasmus+ programme.
SUDTE as a Roadmap to a Systematic Set of Supporting Initiative for Digitalization of Erasmus
-Determination of the needs of HEIs and NAs in the integration process through a systematic mapping
-Assessing and comparing the available digital tools to address the challenging infrastructural transformation
-Assisting HEIs in design and execute their implementation strategies based on evidence-based decision-making and policy formulation
-Measuring efficiency gains and impact assessment regarding workload reduction
-Equipping students and staff with the knowledge and skills with a view to ensures readiness for next Erasmus programme
-Developing software modules to expand available IT services
SUDTE and Its Partners
The SUDTE project will bring together a consortium of five EUF partners from Italy (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico), Spain (University of Vigo), Luxembourg (EUF) and Turkey (Selcuk University and Izmir Institute of Technology).
What We Aim to Achieve
Facilitating the digital transformation of Higher Education Institutions in line with European Commission’s initiative will contribute to overcome the challenges in streamlining the gradual shift towards fully digital mobility management. The outcomes of the project are therefore intended to have a significant impact on the stakeholders of the ICTs.
The general impacts of project implementation are also related to increased digitalisation, modernisation of HEIs and EU standardisation of mobility management. This strategic partnership will enable a meaningful, project-oriented and policy-relevant exchange of know-how between the participating institutions. Moreover, it will spread that knowledge to other individuals and institutions through a series of project outputs in which new content can be developed for the interested stakeholders.
The project aims to improve in the long-term the quality of university services, the skills of staff of HEIs so as to guide students and aims in the adoption of the ESCI throughout Europe.