What we do

a) Integrating Discovery-Based Research on sustainability since the Undergraduate Curriculum to PhD programmes To be actively integrated in research PhD projects Bach students will learn different research methods to learn critical questioning and educate them to think in a complex way – only achieved when multidisciplinary context are involved Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics and came together To involve students (including as mentors PhD candidate early stage researchers) in working-groups to find out that there is a clear context with a circulation of teaching, research, innovation and a connection to society would bring dynamic knowledge for all parts of the context (WPs 1-2)

b) Contributing to innovation in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Employability of Early Stage Researchers To foster global leadership, the ERA also needs to better incentivise its high-quality researchers and innovators to work together and become a pole of attraction for the world’s best talents and be able to retain them professionally at home. We screen the Entrepreneurial Specific Support offered by our HEI, report an Inventory of the Sustainable Employability Support; support the further entrepreneurship education and employability enhancement developed and implemented by the new curriculum and Monitoring, Evaluation and Update of the Entrepreneurship and Employability Support Platform. With the increasing of the number doctorates in companies and non academic institutions of our regions we also contribute to in the future increase private Business investment in research (WP 3- Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Employability)

c) Improving links with surrounding ecosystems (regional and international) and allowing distance learning doctoral program to impact SDG at a global level sharing European values (democracy, solidarity and equality ) To build a healthy planet with in situ capacity building, reducing unnecessary migratory movements and brain drain of those areas that need to be sustainably developed, in situ capacity-building are more needed than ever. High-quality international cooperation in education and training is also vital to address existing and emerging global challenges and it is essential for the achievement of the Union’s geopolitical priorities and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. At Distance PhDs with intelligent tutoring, will be gradually an important instrument for the implementation of EU external policies as an indisputable instrument of soft power Links EU funding as EXPERTISE FRANCE, join PhD programms in Angola or EEA grant BLUE ROUTE, cooperation between PhD programmes from Asia, Africa or Latin America. (WP2- SHEE Observatory)

d) Developing institutional change and strengthen our network exchanging and adopting best practices - internal procedures to support researchers, and institutional plans of open science, research data management, based on the best case among partners To strengthen the public science system as a key synergy initiative between the European Education Area and the new European Research Area, and thereby capitalise on the potential of higher education institutions, support will need to be given to the various institutional transformation efforts institutions are undertaking towards the future, including, for instance, mainstreaming of open science practices, reinforcing cooperation and co-creation with other sectors incl. academia-business cooperation Different plans (green deal/sustainability, management of research data, gender equality, other) and practices on specific areas of institutional change, sharing of capacity, infrastructure, resources; strengthen our contribution to SDGs and mission concerning education, research and innovation. Best practices may be also found in Alliance HEIs from WidC where limited research funding triggers creativity namely with citizen science where low cost but validated research data may be obtained from the informed citizen, increase environmental literacy and sustainable management decisions)