Care4E - Care for Europe

Care for Europe

This project brings together 4 higher education institutions in 4 European countries: the French Red Cross IRFSS Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in France, University of Pécs in Hungary, Universitat de Lleida in Spain and Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

Care for Europe aims to internationalize nursing courses, through a better integration of incoming students during their clinical placements. Paramedical professions are increasingly concerned with globalization and it is therefore important to train our future nurses in multicultural teamwork, so that they acquire intercultural skills. The cultural diversity of the 4 participants, located in different European regions, will result in rich exchanges and allow us to compare our visions, cultures and complementary care practices.

In order to fulfill this integration goal and implement the project, the 4 partners will co-create innovative educational resources that can be used by the different stakeholders of nursing courses:

• a MOOC for professionals supervising nursing interns;

• a guide to good practices intended for higher education institutions with a nursing department, focused on welcoming incoming nursing students and their clinical placements;

• a film recounting the experience of incoming nursing students who carry out a clinical placement, in order to popularize the practice of Erasmus mobilities in nursing care, especially in hospitals, healthcare or medico-social structures.

EDUC+M - EDUCating for Positive Management

EDUCating for Positive Management

The „EDUCating for Positive Management” project was designed by the six members of the EDUC European University selected by Erasmus+ in 2019. They all share an interest in developing new learning materials to promote more responsible management approaches, including enterpreneurship. Each partner has key expertise related to the project topic: the University of Paris Nanterre with responsible strategies and business models, the University of Potsdam with entreprneurship, information system and public information, the Masaryk University and the University of Cagliari with stakeholder management and governance, the University of Pécs with marketing approaches and the University of Rennes 1 with ethical human management.
In the context of international engagements on social, environmental and economic issues (UN Sustainable Development Goals, EU Agenda 2030, European Green Deal, “Accord de Paris”, …) and of the digital revolution, universities in management have a great role to play in the environmental and social transition by providing and teaching new management tools that could help to face 21st century challenges. It could also be consistent with new solutions to face the post-COVID 19 crisis.

The general objective of our project is to tackle the gap of existing management fundamentals and teaching by proposing alternative contents, new tools and pedagogical models. We aim to produce and experiment with innovative pedagogical methods, tested in interdisciplinary and intercultural enviroments with digital, blended and face-to-face approaches. A programme of four courses for the master’s degree programme will be produced: an online course about „Management for the Digital Age”, a Positive Business game, a blended learning course about „Innovation in Positive Management” and a Positive Manager study programme.
 

DRYvER - Securing biodiversity, functional integrity and ecosystem services in DRYing rivER networks

Securing biodiversity, functional integrity and ecosystem services in DRYing rivER networks

River networks are among Earth’s most threatened hot-spots of biodiversity and provide key ecosystem services (eg. supply drinking water and food, climate regulation) essential to sustaining human well-being. Climate change and increased human water use are causing more rivers and streams to dry, with devastating impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Currently, over half the global river network consist of drying channels and these are expanding dramatically. However, drying river networks (DRNs) have received little attention from scientists and policy makers, and the public is unaware of their importance. Consequently, there is no effective integrated biodiversity conservation or ecoystem management strategy of DRNs facing climate change.
A multidisciplinary team of 25 experts from 11 countries in Europe, South America, China and the USA will build on EU efforts to investigate how climate change, through changes in flow regimes and water use, has cascading impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem functions and ecosystem services of DRNs. DRYvER (DRYing riVER networks) will gather and upscale empirical and modelling data from nine focal DRNs (case studies) in the EU and CELAC to develop a meta-system framework applicable to Europe and worldwide. It will also generate crucial knowledge based strategies, tools and guidelines for cost-effictive adaptive management of DRNs. Working closely with stakeholders and end-users, DRYvER will co-develop strategies to mitigate and adapt to climate change effects in DRNs, integrating hydrological, ecological (including nature-based solutions), socio-economic and policy perspectives. The end results of DRYvER will contribute to reaching the objectives of the Paris Agreement and place Europe at the forefront of research on climate changes.
 

TaMPeD - Joint elaboration and implementation of a primary school talent management and personality development program

Joint elaboration and implementation of a primary school talent management and personality development program

Talent, like all other phenomena, requires to be managed. Many programs are designed to manage manpower talents in business and service sectors, but not a clear program exists for managing students’ talents in schools. It is not an overstatement that the most valuable “natural treasure” is human talent. Schools on both sides of the border don’t have any unified talent development methodologies, the basis of handling the talented children needs should be developed both in content and in equipment. According to the latest researches a successful talent management program must be complex, with high emphasis on the development of the gifted children’s personality. This concept is currently missing from the existing programs and practices. 

The aim of the project is to elaborate joint talent management and personality development program and promote flexible learning pathways including career guidance.

This project has been implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union within the Hungary-Croatia Interreg V-A Co-operation Programme.

Balázs Borkovits

Balázs graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Pécs with MSc degrees in Marketing and  Regional Policy of EU and Hungary. He also earned a BSc in Electrical Engineering atthe Faculty of Engineering and IT. Balázs worked on the field of regional development for 12 years as the project manager and later as the head of the Foreign Relations Unit of South Transdanubian Regional Development Agency.

Réka Jankovics

Réka completed her studies majoring in business financing at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Pécs in 2001. Since gaining university degree she has been working on the field of grants. First she carried out tasks of project management, auditing/monitoring and on-the-spot reviews as a grants officer for 3 years at the Hungarian State Treasury, then became regional officer  responsible for EU issues at a financial company and finally completed tasks of grant application writing and management for a consulting firm. 

CHP - Culture, heritage and profession – Establishing the professional replenishment of heritage preservation through cultural events

Culture, heritage and profession – Establishing the professional replenishment of heritage preservation through cultural events

There is a constant challenge for higher education institutions to cope with social-economical changes and provide education programs that prepare new professionals for knowledge and skills the society and the labour market both require and can place in their systems. The community organiser (BA), cultural heritage studies (MA) and cultural mediation (MA) education programs run by the Department of Cultural Science, Institute of Human Development and Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pécs aim exactly to educate people for this reason. Cultural associations that aim to preserve folk culture by continuous artistic representation, need to recruit committed and competent members who have the desperate desire to do something for maintaining cultural institutions and associations and also are capable for background activities like organisation, fund raising, financial monitoring. The project on Cultural Heritage and Profession enhances and also examines the net of civil organisations which aim to preserve Croatian folk music and folk dance. The project brings together people from both sides of the borderline between Croatia and Hungary. These people are members of Croatian civil organisations with decades long histories as well as Croatians and Hungarians who are fond of traditional music and dance.
The leading partner, the College of Advanced Studies on Social Inclusion is responsible for the design and monitor of inquiry of the professional background of the four traditional Croatian folk music and dance events and also for the preparation of research studies, their evaluation and publication. Project partners VIZIN Culture and Tradition Association, MOHÁCSI SOKACOK OLVASÓKÖRE Association, HKUD VALPOVO 1905, Dance Ensemble and HKUD OSIJEK 1862 Dance Ensemble are responsible for the organisation of four different events during the project where they invite the other three project partners as guest performers and enable the leading partner to get full access to their documentations related to the organisations of their events.

This project has been implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union within the Hungary-Croatia Interreg V-A Co-operation Programme.
 

CABCOS3 - Analysis of the long term efficiency of vaccinations against infectious diseases in the border regions of Croatia and Hungary

Analysis of the long term efficiency of vaccinations against infectious diseases in the border regions of Croatia and Hungary

Our major aim in this joint project between the University of Pécs, Department of Immunology and Biotechnology, and the Department of Public Health Service Baranja County, Osijek – is to earn a clear and evidence based status report of immunity protection of cross-border populations in both countries against vaccine prevented communicable diseases (vpcds). A simple, fast, high throughput and cost effective laboratory method for analysing the individual immunity status against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) has been developed and published by the Hungarian partner. The classical vpcds have been eradicated in both countries according to the well-organized public health, but unfortunately, once eradicated highly infectious diseases, including measles have re-appeared worldwide including Europe recently.

The challenge is most stressful in the common border region of Croatia and Hungary because of the intensified traffic through the border. To prevent residents, it is of principal importance in both border regions to identify groups-at-risk and to define the protocol for re-vaccination. To implement this task our laboratory method for assessing the protection status against MMR– after standardization and ISO accreditation – is applicable. This project is ideal to expand the geographic coverage of survey over the borders and to develop a statistical algorithm to gain accurate knowledge of the immunologically protected status of population groups of different ages in the border region (and beyond, if possible).

This project has been implemented with the financial assistance of the European Union within the Hungary-Croatia Interreg V-A Co-operation Programme.

Enikő Tóth

Enikő graduated from the University of Pécs in 2016 with a degree in management. Since gaining university degree she has been working on the field of grants, first in a domestic project as a financial assistant, and from 2018 she is managing international projects. Since the beginning of 2019, she has been a member of International Project Office of University of Pécs.

EDUC - European Digital UniverCity

European Digital UniverCity

By 2022, European Digital UniverCity (EDUC) will have built its foundations to guarantee a sustainable cooperation between its six members, a sustainable common structure and tools to test innovative pedagogies. The joint governance model and common tools will enable EDUC members to address structural and societal challenges they would not be able to tackle on their own. 

EDUC aims to form a community of practice which will firstly be able to make implicit knowledge and practices visible and secondly to transform them into explicit information and common practices. This will help to lower formal barriers and grant accessibility to get students, lecturers and staff involved in on-going communication and interaction processes. Exchanges and collaborations will lead to mutual understanding and widening of individual horizons as well as promote sensitivity for diversity. Interconnectedness and interdependencies will result from interlinked processes and structures, which will be the basis for the community of practice.

Indeed, EDUC’s long-term ambition is to reinforce European identity as well as strengthen the European identification process by enhancing knowledge creation and by putting forward European skills acquisition. EDUC wants to contribute to the progress of the Bologna process by setting up a new mobile and inclusive European Higher Education community that relies on innovative pedagogies and digital tools and by proposing new forms of cooperation.