Transversal Work Packages

  1. WP 5 Organization and Management

The organization and management of the Project is ensured by the formation of different governing bodies:

  • Steering Committee (SC) that is composed of one senior professor for each Institution and is responsible for the scientific quality and the overall implementation of the project

  • The Financial Advisors Team (FAT) that is composed of one financial advisor per Partner University and has the role to monitor the financial aspects of the project

  • A Local Team (LT) for each Partner Institution that has scientific, administrative, financial, international, and internship competences in order to enable each Partner University to contribute to the project implementation

  • The Quality Assessment Board (QAB) that is composed of one member representing the European Universities (UniBO), one member representing the African Universities (UME) and the External Evaluator (CIDES); it is responsible to carry the overall quality evaluation of the project.

  • The Committee of External Stakeholders (CEC) that is composed of one representative among local stakeholders per each African country and one representative among the Project Associates partners

  1. WP 6 Visibility and Dissemination

A Dissemination and Communication Plan is elaborated to ensure the external and internal flows of information among the network of partners and the definition of their roles and contributions.

The main communication tools are: the project logo and leaflet, the project website, a six-monthly Newsletter, Master and PhD Programme’s brochures and the publication of project working documents. All these instruments address also authorities, institutions, non-academic stakeholders, private companies and sectorial experts, to spread information on the results and enhance the visibility of the project.

  1. WP7 Sustainability And Exploitation

This work package ensures a widespread fall-out of the action’s acquisitions and results, a communication and dissemination plan is prepared together with a series of documents and papers focused on the integrated and interdisciplinary contents of the action. Strategic to the exploitation strategy of the project are also regional and local conferences and seminars that are organized to illustrate the didactic outcomes, involving the academic authorities in the field of education and research policies.

  1. WP8 Monitoring and Evaluation

Different governing bodies are established to guarantee a proper in itinerary and final project evaluation. In itinere evaluation has the objective to identify in real time the weaknesses and the difficulties that can be tackled during the project life. The final evaluation assesses efficiency and efficacy of the project, and represents the starting point for the planning of future activities.

The monitoring and evaluation of the project is ensured by:

    • The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) that is represented by the University of Bologna and is responsible for the coordination of all the project activities

    • The Steering Committee (SC) is in charge of the scientific quality and the project implementation

    • The Quality Assessment Board (QAB) – that includes the External Evaluator – has the role of monitoring the quality of the project’s activities and deliverables

    • The Committee of External Consultants (CEC) that supervises collaboration between universities and the labour market especially for what concerns the involvement of the local stakeholders in the design of teaching modules and the preparation of internship opportunities

    • The Financial Advisors Team (FAT) that guarantees the monitoring of financial aspects and a proper coordination in the reporting of the project expenditures

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