EDUC-SHARE is building up in the steps of the Erasmus + pilot EDUC, with the ambition that the EDUC Alliance became a University fully integrated, who fulfill all its missions: education, research and innovation, societal liability, to the European scale.
Coordinated by the University of Rennes 1, this European initiative was launched the 12th of March 2021 for a 3 years period.
Ambition and goals
EDUC-SHARE centers around 6 axes composed of 6 focuses :
The objective is to increase and/or reinforce research collaborations between members in order to arise multidisciplinary teams and meet the global challenges at the Alliance level (and beyond).
New synergies that could lead to more joint applications and potentially more success, especially in Horizon Europe and Erasmus + programs.
The aim is to enable, promote and steer open access to research infrastructures within the EDUC Alliance and therefore allow researchers to use those infrastructures as part of a common strategy and a shared open science action plan.
It is an opportunity to share and compare experiences in scientific mediation and participatory science and to place popularisation events aimed at the general public, and in particular the younger generations, on a European scale. It is also about promoting sustainable campus models co-constructed with citizens and local authorities
This axis aims to strengthen regional innovation and technology transfer ecosystems and their connection, by developing, at the EDUC level, relations with socio-economic actors and the networking of all the university actors concerned, starting with two pilot areas of cooperation in innovation and technology transfer ecosystems : Cybersecurity/Artificial Intelligence and Culture and Heritage.
The project aims to inspire and catalyse innovative entrepreneurial collaborations and to develop the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of researchers by encouraging and supporting the process of valorisation and business creation.
Among the 6-member universities of the EDUC Alliance, 3 have been awarded the HR Excellence in Research label, like the University of Rennes 1, while the other 3 are not yet involved in the process. This line of work will allow us to benefit from the good practices of our partners in order to accompany its deployment, by defining common principles of ethics, equality, parity and ways to improve the training offer, the management, the working conditions and the professional future of young researchers.
The aim is to set up a programme to raise awareness and develop soft skills for teachers/researchers and administrative staff, with an emphasis on transferable international and interpersonal skills.This is an asset for the attractiveness of the member universities and to open up career development and professional mobility opportunities for staff.