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European platform for community engagement in higher education

The European Platform for Community Engagement in Higher Education is a web resource to support universities that wish to address societal needs in partnership with their external communities, encompassing public, business and civil society.

The platform is a result of the project Steering Higher Education for Community Engagement (SHEFCE), funded from 2020-2023 by the European Union from Erasmus+ programme.

The platform allows users to:

  • Explore how universities engage: With their communities, through institutional profiles or though featured practices.
  • Join our network: Follow our events and connect with our experts for support and future collaboration.
  • Apply the 'TEFCE Toolbox': A self-reflection framework for community engagement in higher education, and begin an action-planning process at their institutions.
  • Reports & Resources: Explore reports, resources and other networks to further support community engagement.

Universities involved in the project so far:

  • University of Vic – University of Central Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain
  • University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands
  • University of Sassari, Italy
  • University of Rijeka, Croatia
  • University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain
  • University of Dunaújváros, Hungary
  • University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria
  • Technological University Dublin, Ireland
  • Free University of Brussels, Belgium

Find out more about the European platform for community engagement in higher education.

Latest update: 18.09.2023