As universities, we have always been open to the world and each of our institutions has a wide range of partners in both the private and the public sector. 4EU+ will enable us to transform these partnerships, and involve them at a European level, in particular in crucial fields such as innovation, entrepreneurship, future skills or life-long-learning. To do this we will notably benefit from our experience as partners in most of Innovation Communities of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (Climate, Digital, Food, Health and Inno-Energy).
We also engage in dialogue and co-operation with representatives from European and local institutions, global organizations, entrepreneurs, professional associations, non-governmental organizations, national and local governments and their administrations. We have invited them to join 4EU+.
This wide network of partnerships becomes an ever-widening circle, which spreads out from 4EU+ to include associated partners, external partners and society as a whole. It will create new opportunities for students, researchers and staff: bringing critical mass to specific topics and fields and enabling or creating new fields by combining capabilities.
4EU+ thus aims to serve as a landmark for the European Higher Education and Research Area, boosting access to best practices and lessons learned to other institutions and open to society as a whole.
A core part of our outreach activities starts with disseminating our results to assist other universities that wish to function on a European level with support materials and workshops that outline best practices and lessons learned.
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