In 2020, seven universities from different parts of the European Union teamed up to outline and shape the future of education. Since then, three more universities have joined in. Among them, an imagined campus was created to share knowledge and skills. Educational institutions were selected with different orientations and study programs. In this way, Estonian art students could connect with Bulgarian mathematicians, or the future teachers of Alicante could link with Polish polar explorers.
Through the Alliance, the students can easily participate virtually or visit lectures in partner universities. They can engage in different activities together. The program also allows academic staff to gather and share knowledge and resources.
Even though higher education institutions have different backgrounds, they are united by the same values, such as sustainability and environmentalism.
The Transform4Europe project, or in other words, The European University for Knowledge Entrepreneurs, is financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.
The universities part of the Transform4Europe alliance:
- Universität des Saarlandes / Saarland University (Germany),
- Universidad de Alicante / The University of Alicante (Spain),
- Eesti Kunstiakadeemia / The Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia),
- Uniwersytet Śląski W Katowicach / The University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland),
- Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski / Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria),
- Università degli studi di Trieste / The University of Trieste (Italy),
- Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas / Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania).
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa / Portuguese Catholic University (Portugal)
- Univerza na Primorskem / University Of Primorska (Slovenia)
- Université Jean Monnet / Jean Monnet University (France)
European Universities’ Initiative
The project Transform4Europe is part of the European Universities’ Initiative. This unique European Commission project brings together 44 educational alliances. Together they map shared ideas and perceptions that would increase the competitiveness of European education. The vision is based on European values and identity. Through this initiative, The Estonian Academy of Arts belongs to the Transform4Europe alliance.
Read more about the European Universities Initiative on the European Commission’s website.
Project Manager: Piret-Klea Velleste, T4Europe@artun.ee
Students are represented by Eerika Niemi (Cultural Heritage and Conservation, MA) and Mikael Kelomees (Arts Science and Visual Culture (BA).
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.