The UJI raises more than 500 thousand euros in financing in 2022 with its commitment to Erasmus+ KA2 projects

The Jaume I University of Castelló This last year, it has attracted €546,723 euros of European financing for the implementation of 12 projects within the framework of Key Action 2 of the Erasmus + program, which promotes cooperation between European organizations and institutions.

On Thursday, February 2, the UJI organized the Erasmus+ Day Key Action 2: Alliances for Innovation and Capacity Development in the field of Higher Education with the aim of promoting participation in the Erasmus + program and providing the necessary tools to the University's research staff so that they can raise funding to develop their innovative projects. . The day is an initiative of the Vice-Rectorate of International Relations to encourage the participation of the UJI in centralized projects of key action 2, in which the EuroFUE-UJI collaborates as part of the internationalization strategy.

Eva Camacho, vice-rector for International Relations of the UJI, highlighted during the inauguration the increase in proposals presented at the UJI to the Erasmus+ program calls: “For 3 years we have been carrying out the strategy to support the research staff of the UJI for the preparation of Erasmus + proposals, which has resulted in more than 50 proposals submitted with a success rate of 38%.”

The program Erasmus+ It is the program par excellence of the European Union in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. With an annual budget of 4.2 billion euros, the centralized calls from the UJI stand out: Associations for Innovation and Capacity Development in the field of Higher Education, as indicated by Camacho. In particular, the new Erasmus + calls increase their support for inclusion, active citizenship, democratic participation, ecological and digital transformation in the European Union and internationalization.

The event included the participation of the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE) and the Delegation of the Valencian Community in Brussels, which have presented the characteristics of the Erasmus + program and the general framework for the 2023 call.

Immaculate Remolar, director of the Institute of New Image Technologies (INIT-UJI), has presented the project as a success story of the University IKSE – Innovative keys for social entrepreneurship: piloting for VET providers. Oscar Belmonte, group researcher GIANT-UJI, has presented the project LivAI for the promotion of active education through artificial intelligence. Finally, the teacher Francesc Esteve has presented the project DigiUGov, Erasmus + Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education whose objective is inclusive and participatory university digital transformation.

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