The first project kick off meeting took place in Brussels On 11-12 February,
2020 the first kick off meeting of Erasmus+ Key Action 3 project ‘Mapping Regional Engagement Activities of European Universities of Applied Sciences’ (hereafter-UASiMAP) took place in Brussels. A new project will map and further support the regional engagement activities of European professional higher education institutions, in particular Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS).
A three years project aims to develop a self-reflection tool which will measure UAS local engagement and development of their further strategies.
The project will also promote and communicate higher education institutions’ contribution to society and regional community, based on the experience and insights of key stakeholders from across the whole European Union. The project will also collect a several good practices of successful UAS engagement on the local level.
The project will benefit from the experience and conclusion of other similar initiatives and projects such as HEInnovate and U-Multirank. The project partners are the Flemish Council of Universities of Applied sciences and Arts (Belgium), Technological Higher Education Association (Ireland), Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (Portugal), the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (Hungary), the Estonians Rectors’ Conference of UAS (Estonia), Centre for Higher Education Studies (the Czech Republic), and Augentes (Italy). EURASHE is the coordinator of the project.