12-13 October 2022 | Bonn
The Science to Business Marketing Research Centre (S2BMRC) participated in the thematic monitoring of all Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships and Cooperation Partnerships projects organized by the DAAD. The thematic meeting took place from 12-13 of Oct 2022 in Bonn at the Wissenschaftszentrum.
The event combined expert presentations on data protection and open-source materials with thematic monitoring and exchange of experiences amongst partners. Moreover, via poster presentation sessions, all project coordinators were able to present the progress of their respective projects and receive feedback.
The S2BMRC successfully presented two of its ERASMUS+ cooperation partnership projects: eWBL & COCREAID.
The progress of the project eWBL (work-based learning) was presented by Habtamu Garomssa. The project focuses on how the transversal skills of students such as collaborative problem-solving and interpersonal communication, can be fostered in a digital environment. To this end, the project partners took the COVID 19 pandemic, which forced educators to offer work-based learning in an online environment, as an opportunity and conducted 79 interviews with key stakeholders (students, educators, and supervisors). Those 79 interviews were then converted into 5 national reports representing the countries of the project partners (i.e., Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, and Slovenia). So far, the project is running smoothly, reaching all the targeted goals.
The CoCreAid (Co-Creation Aid Kit 4.0) project was presented by Katrin Uude. The project aims to generate a digital platform with included digital methods to support digital collaboration projects between NGOs and Higher Education Institutions (HEI). First, desk research was carried out to get an overview of existing digital platforms, methods, drivers, and barriers in co-creation projects between NGOs and HEIs. To gain insights into the requirements regarding a digital platform, which can be used for digital co-creation, academics and project leaders from NGOs (N=80) were interviewed. They were asked about their positive and negative experiences with digital platforms and methods, the digital skills needed for those platforms and methods, and their requirements for a "perfect" co-creation platform. The platform will be generated in the next step based on these results.