International Projects

Ongoing:


The EU co-funded ongoing Jean Monnet module „Europeanization as an Instrument for Democratization of Georgia” (620916-EPP-1-2020-1-GE-EPPJMO-MODULE), implies organizing three winter schools with the aim of enhancing the knowledge about the EU-led Europeanization and Democratization processes in the context of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement. The module consists of three main groups of activities:

    1. Winter Schools

Participants of the Winter School will receive information in the interactive mode from the professors of the European University about the Europeanization and democratization of Georgia, the thematic issues envisaged by the Association Agreement, the European challenges of Georgia's European foreign and regional policy and Europeanization. Legislative and executive high-ranking officials, diplomats accredited in Georgia and distinguished practicing specialists in the field are also involved in the process.

    2. Publishing Research Paper

The module academic team prepares and publishes a approximately 20-page study with the following research question: Why and how is Europeanization an instrument of democratization in Georgia? European University will hold a public presentation on the results of this research.

    3. Holding Public Discussions

European University will hold public discussions with the participation of students, academic staff and country decision makers. The 2021 discussions focused on the political aspects of the Association Agreement. 2022 will be dedicated to sectoral parts, and in 2023 - to Georgia's foreign and regional policy and relations.

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Newly Confirmed:


- Erasmus Mundus Design Measures  (Project - STM; ERASMUS-EDU-2022-EMJM-DESIGN)

The main objective of the Slow Tourism Management EMDM project is to develop an integrated transnational study program at Master level offered by a consortium of 7 universities from 6 countries. Three universities, including European University, along with the project lead, University of Business in Wrocław (WSH) and a partner University of Pannonia (UniPanonnia), will be delivering the program, while the remaining universities (College of Polytechnics Jihlava, VSPJ - Czech Republic; Alanya HEP University, HEP - Turkey; Batumi State University, BSU – Georgia, Baku Engineering University, BEU - Azerbaijan)will contribute to the project by offering lectures on specific subjects, tutors for master theses, places of internship, summer school, study tours and integration events.

Additional information about the project will become available as it progresses.


With the financial support of the European Union, European University will implement the project “Development of Veterinary Faculties at Georgian HEIs to Create a New Pool of Young Veterinary Professionals in Georgia” (VETPRO, ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND 1-101082479), which aims at developing the field of veterinary medicine in Georgia. In order to reach the aforementioned goal, the project encompasses objectives such as: expanding collaboration with and between the existing veterinary laboratories/clinics in Georgia and EU countries; training professors in accordance with the European Union requirements and standards; establishing partnerships between higher education institutions, private and public sectors, and so forth.

The project is of an international character and foresees the cooperation of both foreign and local universities under the leadership of the European University. More precisely, the international project consortium consists of 5 universities from 3 different countries. These are European University (Georgia); Samtskhe-Javakheti State University (Georgia); Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi (Georgia); Estonian University of Life Sciences (Estonia); Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (Latvia).

Additional information about the project will become available as it progresses.


Completed:


“Advancing European Values and Standards in Georgian Schools” (620893-EPP-1-2020-1-GE-EPPJMO-PROJECT), shortly EU-GS, is the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project (2020-2022) co-funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by European University, Tbilisi, Georgia. EU-GS has had as its ambition to support Georgia on its way to meeting the obligations under the EU-Georgia Association Agreement with respect to the objective of Europeanizing the Georgian secondary education system. The project lasted for 18 months and covered 47 public schools in 23 cities of 10 regions of Georgia, as well as the Georgian capital – Tbilisi. 

A Policy Paper with recommendations was published based on the findings of the desk and field research conducted within the project, building on which a Methodological Manual for school teachers and principals was subsequently developed.  Policy Paper gives an overview of the Georgian context vis-à-vis the selected EU member states, reviews relevant state policies and provides recommendations towards more effective and efficient teaching and learning models aimed at overcoming the obstacles that public schools face in their Europeanization and modernization endeavor.  

The Methodological Manual offers school principals and teachers a methodology consisting of theoretical and practical material on teaching and, in general, advancing in school life those European values and standards that, according to the research results, have proved particularly problematic. Series of training for beneficiary public school principals and teachers were held around Georgia to facilitate the reflection of these values and standards in the teaching methodology and their integration into the study processes. Training contents were later adapted and presented in the form of hybrid or online seminars to the school pupils of all the beneficiary schools and beyond. 

Public Discussion series that followed, resulted in the project research team developing additional policy recommendations in the form of information graphs that reflected the feedback received from the stakeholders. In order to ensure the sustainability of the project results in the long run, European University provided sub-grants for school initiatives aimed at promoting European Union and European values. What is more, European University has integrated the training materials created within the project into the curriculum of the Teachers Training Program it is executing.

All the major events were livestreamed via the European University YouTube channel to reach target audiences beyond those physically present and the EU GS mobile application created under the project was used to send push-up notifications and keep the users constantly updated. Tripartite Consultation Group consisting of the project implementation team, representatives of the Ministry of Science and Education and the public schools’ principals would occasionally meet to make strategic decisions, evaluate the progress and ensure greater coordination between each other. 

Various research, training, result dissemination and public engagement activities implemented within the frame of the project have ensured the visibility of the European Union as of an actor, which is positively contributing to the advancement of the democratic values and high [European] standards in the schools of Georgia, and to the overall progress of the Georgian education system performance.

Project description, executive team’s bios, news and events, publications, media (press, tv reports, livestreams), as well as the photo and video gallery can be found at the webpage www.eu-gs.ge