Members of ECPA received funds for RURAL 3.0: Service Learning for Rural Development

Cinzia Albanesi, and Elvira Cicognani, Alma Mater Studiorum (Italy), and Wolfgang Stark, Strascheg  Center for Entrepreneurship (Germany)  are involved in a Erasmus+ project that is aimed at establishing partnerships  (knowledge alliances) between different European Higher Education Institutions and rural partners, with the aim to develop resources to implement Service Learning and support the development of  social entrepreneurship in the rural communities.  The KoM of the project took place in Zagreb last March. Nives Mikelic Preradovic University of Zagreb, was a nice host, and welcome the consortium and its coordinator Anabela Correia – Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo,  who had finally the chance to meet in person and start planning in details the activities of the consortium which involves  8 Higher Education Institutions (Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (ESE) (Portugal), University College of Teacher Education Vienna (Austria), FFZG) (Croatia), Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University (The Netherlands), Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (Germany), Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania) University of Bologna (Italy) and 8 rural partners (AJDeão (Portugal), LAG*5 (Croatia) LAG Ammersee (Germany), Kaunas district LAG (Lithuania), Galsinma (Spain), Stichting Schutsluis Alblasserdam (The Netherlands),  Plenum (Austria),LAG L’Altra Romagna (Italy). The next meeting of the consortium will be in Wien, September 9-10. If you want to know more on the project have a look at the project website  or our FB and Instagram pages: Rural 3.0