The Project CASE – Competencies for a sustainable socio-economic development is one of ten EU-Projects out of 230 applicants which got accepted from the European Commission within the framework of the Program “Erasmus Plus – Knowledge Alliances”. The project is going to be implemented together with 10 Partners from five countries under the Coordination of the RCE Vienna located at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
New ways of teaching and learning as well as a strong cooperation between higher education and business to enhance a sustainable socio-economic development.
Knowledge Alliances are transnational, structured and result-driven projects, notably between higher education and business. Knowledge Alliances are open to any discipline, sector and to cross-sectoral cooperation. The partners share common goals and work together towards mutually beneficial results and outcomes.
The CASE Knowledge Alliance jointly accepts the need of new ways of teaching and learning as well as a strong cooperation between higher education and business to enhance a sustainable socio-economic development in general and new forms of sustainable driven enterprises in particular. Jointly the Knowledge Alliance aims at changing the EU landscape of Higher Education Institutions towards a stronger accentuation on new inter- and transdisciplinary ways of teaching and learning as well as sustainable entrepreneurial education, increasing university-business cooperation, new university spin-offs or relate start ups in the area of a “green economy” and a subsequent change in the curricula of European HEIs.
This shall be achieved through the framework and basic elements of a new Joint Master Programme on “Sustainability-Driven Entrepreneurship” for European universities. The framework is based on four educational modules focusing on:
- Sustainable socio-economic development
- Sustainable and social innovation
- Sustainability-driven enterprises
- Sustainable institutional settings and multistakeholder networks
Each module could also be used as “stand-alone” to offer universities substantial support and guidance.
The structure of every single module is aiming at acquirement of skills and competences via using inter- and transdisciplinary methods and tools in teaching and learning, focusing university business cooperation and project work and implementation aiming at entrepreneurial education and founding new sustainability-driven enterprises.