The FUE-UJI has received the approval from the European Commission of the new Erasmus + project Start up for Development, which will focus on the concept of “smart cities” under the acronym START UP. The project, that will train experts in smart solutions to promote “smart cities” in small municipalities, has a consortium made up of 5 international partners coordinated by the FUE-UJI.
The European START UP project, financed under the Erasmus + program under the modality “Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education”, will be implemented for 28 months by the EuroFUE-UJI. During this time, a training program for adults on “smart cities” will be created and implemented, especially aimed at small municipalities in order to create the recognized smart cities in the countries that make up the consortium.
In addition to having the FUE-UJI as coordinator, the START UP consortium is made up of four more entities from different countries: the private training and tourism institution Kocatürk Danismanlik (Turkey), the ARID Association (Poland), the Regional Development Agency and business support center for small and medium-sized enterprises (Bulgaria) and the non-profit Society for Alternative Innovative Development (Greece).
With this consortium, the Start up for Development project bases its implementation on the premise that small municipalities are alien to the concept of smart cities, since they cannot afford to have experts in “smart cities” among their technicians. Therefore, the objective of the project is to prepare a course for trainers who will be able to give municipalities a clear and complete explanation of what smart cities would be, so that they can implement concrete actions aimed at turning these small municipalities into smart towns.
The Office of European and International Projects of the FUE-UJI (EuroFUE-UJI) presents its renewed services together with the renewed image of its website www.eurofue.com. The services include Access to Financing and European Funds, Organising Conferences on European Programmes, European Roadmap and International Positioning, Communication Plans for European Projects, Incorporation in International Consortiums and Working Agendas and Accompannying in Brussels.
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The project funded by the European program Erasmus +, CIA Project, meets in an online conference to all its partners on July 30. This project, which aims to implement intergenerational civic councils at the international level, has a consortium of 6 partners from Romania, Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Poland, coordinated by the Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa (FUE-UJI).
In order to continue with the monitoring of the project and to ensure that it is developed with the highest possible quality, the partners have decided to meet virtually, until the next transnational meetings of the project. Moreover, this has been the ideal occasion to evaluate the results obtained to date, as well as the materials developed within the framework of the project.
This online meeting has also helped to coordinate the next actions to be carried out in the framework of the project, such as the practical guide for members of intergenerational civic councils (CIA) and the training course on CIA. The meeting was attended by representatives of INNETICA (Spain), Directia Judeteana pentru Sport si Tineret Brasov (Romania), Associação Sójovem das Saibreiras (Portugal), Tavsanli Kaymakamligi (Turkey) Fundacja Instytut Badan i Innowacji w Edukacji (Poland) and the European and international projects office (Spain).
The Vice-rectorate for Research and Transfer and the Scientific Culture and Citizen Science Project of the UJI have organized, in collaboration with the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the Communication and Publications Service, a series of open days to disseminate the activity of the UJI’s research groups in Horizon 2020 projects financed by the European Commission. The conference will be held online on 14, 15, 16 and 17 July from 12:30 to 13:30 and the EuroFUE-UJI will be responsible for organizing one of the sessions.
This conference for the dissemination of European projects which have been or are being implemented by researchers from the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón is divided into 4 open sessions through Zoom platform. Eva Alcón, Rector of the UJI, is in charge of opening the first session and Jesús Lancis, Vice-Rector of Research and Transfer of the UJI, is the coordinator. This session, scheduled on July 14th at 10 am (CET), will focus on the H2020 projects related to the Humanities, Legal and Economic Sciences. These projects are ETHNA System, LARCHER and SMART.
The following sessions, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, will start on July 15th with a special focus on the H2020 UJI projects in the field of Materials Science and Engineering, with the projects UNCORRELATED, PEROXIS, SUN2CHEM, DROP-IT, ALEAF, NO-LIMIT, MAESTRO, YPACK, DREAM and REMEB as the main topics. In this case Cristina Villarroya, head of the European and International Projects Office of the UJI will be in charge of coordinating the session.
The next session is on Thursday 17 July, coordinated by Nela Gómez, head of the EuroFUE-UJI and focused on disseminating the European UJI projects related to the field of computing. In this session the projects presented are EL-PEACETOLERO, DE4A, A-WEAR, OPRECOMP, GEO-C and INTERWINE.
Finally, the conferences end on Friday 18 July with a session dedicated to H2020 projects in the field of Health and Experimental Sciences coordinated by Paco Fernández, Head of the Communication and Publications Service of the UJI. These projects at the UJI are mainly H-WORK, TACTILITY, GLUCOTEAR, ECOWEB, AFFECTECH, EHCOBUTLER, ICARE and FF-IPM.
All these sessions within the framework of the Conference “European Research at the UJI” are proposed not only as a platform for the dissemination of the various H2020 projects in which UJI researchers work, but also as an opportunity for dialogue between the University and the business, administration and entrepreneurship sectors with the aim of increasing synergies, communication and knowledge transfer between different social sectors.
The European project ETHNA System for the development and implementation of an ethical governance system has already published on its website the first project newsletter with the last news about the project, the background in which the project has been developed, the challenges the consortium wants to face and the next steps that will be carried out within the next months of the project implementation.
To check the whole newsletter you can subscribe to the project newsletter on ETHNA System’s website, read the first newsletter and receive all the latest news on the project directly on your email.
The European project Ecoblue Tourism on blue ecotourism entrepreneurship has held an online meeting on Tuesday 16 June between all its partners. This project, financed by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme, has a consortium of 7 partners from Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy and Malta, coordinated by the Fundación Universitat Jaume I-Empresa (FUE-UJI).
The consortium was scheduled to meet in Malta throughout May for the second transnational meeting between the Ecoblue Tourism partners. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, this meeting has been postponed to ensure that it is held under the necessary security measures. In the meantime, the consortium has decided to take advantage of the opportunities provided by new digital technologies to hold an online meeting.
The aim of this online meeting is to allow the partners to stay in contact and strengthen the consortium’s links, as well as to define the working details for the coming months and to evaluate the content developed so far. The meeting was attended by representatives from the University of Patras (Greece), Dorea Educational Institute WTF (Cyprus), Training 2000 psc (Italy), Kemer Halk Egitim Merkezi Mudurlugu (Turkey), Future Focus Ltd Higher Education Institution (Malta), la Asociación de Empresarios Gallegos en Aragón y Riberas del Ebro, AEGARE, (Spain) and European and International Projects Office of the FUE-UJI, EuroFUE-UJI (Spain).
The Erasmus+ Ecoblue Tourism project has focused in its first months on the study and analysis of the blue ecotourism sector and on its state of entrepreneurship. To this end, it has used interviews with professionals in the sector, questionnaires and analysis of success cases and good practices in blue ecotourism entrepreneurs
Over the coming months, the partners will develop the training content of the course in blue and ecological tourism entrepreneurship that the Ecoblue Tourism project will make available to the most ambitious young people in all of its partners’ countries. In its next transnational meeting in Malta, organized by Future Focus, the content developed for this training course will be evaluated in order to proceed with the development of the mobile application that will allow the participants to be trained in blue ecotourism entrepreneurship.