EIT Urban Mobility
Education Capacity Building
We develop education activities to raise awareness of, and provide essential skills in, the area of urban mobility, innovation and entrepreneurship by taking a collaborative approach within and outside EIT Urban Mobility, breaking silos across disciplines and geographies and all sides of the knowledge triangle.
The Education Capacity Building team works to generate the conditions for further training in urban mobility to become relevant by:
- Raising awareness of urban mobility issues and careers among students, young professionals and public authorities;
- Promoting innovation and entrepreneurial skills to nurture an environment where change is possible, and where a learning portfolio around urban mobility can become relevant and viable;
- Building education infrastructure and collaboration frameworks where these are less developed, particularly in RIS countries;
- Creating opportunities for increased market penetration and financial sustainability, notably through cross-KIC collaboration and knowledge triangle integration that allow for economies of scale and wider reach.
Discover the projects we are involved in
EIT HEI Initiative
The EIT’s HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education, is an EIT activity that involves all 8 EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) and which aims to help higher education institutions to become more innovative and entrepreneurial. The initiative provides institutions with expertise and coaching, access to the EIT innovation ecosystem -the largest in Europe-, and funding, enabling them to develop innovation action plans complementing the needs of individual higher education institutions.
The initiative supports consortia of higher education institutions, research institutions, public bodies at local, regional or national level, public or private enterprises, and associations representing higher education institutions, with the goal of supporting more than 500 HEIs by 2027.
EIT Urban Mobility currently supports the following consortia:
Read more about the initiative here.
Strategic Education Cluster
The Strategic Education Cluster aims to integrate education activities from different KICs, creating joint offerings and opening new opportunities for raising EIT’s profile and for market penetration. Among other things, the Cluster hopes to further connect all KICs’ education offer to the current and future needs of the labour market.
Within the Education Cluster, EIT Urban Mobility is leading on the creation of the EIT Virtual Campus – an online portal that will integrate the educational offer provided by all KICs, starting with professional education in 2022 and expanding from 2023.
EIT Urban Mobility also has a crucial role in the Girls Go Circular project (GGC), an initiative to promote digital and entrepreneurial skills for the circular economy among 14-19 year-old girls. EIT Urban Mobility is leading the delivery of educational content for one of the thematic modules of the GGC open platform, focusing on a circular approach for sustainable mobility. We will also participate in the Women and Girls in STEM Forum, a related event on gender equality in STEM education and careers.
Similarly, we are working with JA Bulgaria to expand Skills 4 Future, an initiative that empowers secondary school students to develop their entrepreneurial skills by working on innovative solutions to challenges related to urban mobility.
New European Bauhaus
The New European Bauhaus initiative calls on all of us to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls. Beautiful are the places, practices, and experiences that are:
- Enriching, inspired by art and culture, responding to needs beyond functionality.
- Sustainable, in harmony with nature, the environment, and our planet.
- Inclusive, encouraging a dialogue across cultures, disciplines, genders and ages.
The EIT Urban Mobility Education Capacity Building team has been involved in the design and delivery of New European Bauhaus-related courses:
- Creating Ethical and Sustainable Cities at the Local Level
- Bringing Urban Nature Into the Cities of Tomorrow
We are currently working on the production of two additional courses on two pillars of the New European Bauhaus:
- Regaining a sense of belonging in a globalised and mobile world
- Fostering inclusive citizen engagement in urban development.
The Education Capacity Building team leads the strategic planning and the delivery of education activities in RIS countries. This means we support the 12 EIT Urban Mobility’s RIS Hubs with their education priorities. In addition to this, we fund education activities in RIS countries via the RIS Education Call. The last call closed on the 28th of June 2022. We are currently funding the following education projects:
- FutuRIStic Urban Space Exploration (FUSE): a consortia involving Hungarian, Lithuanian and Slovenian universities, which aims to create solutions for urban spaces through challenges that include workshops on ideation and promoting entrepreneurial mindsets.
- Education Framework for Urban Resilience Innovation Activities (EUFORIA): bring together universities and innovation centres in Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Portugal and Germany to empower entrepreneurial ecosystems by supporting students to come up with solutions to specific city challenges.
- UniMob – Co-creation course and e-learning model for institutional mobility: this projects provides education content to university communities in Hungary and Croatia for their main stakeholders (students, staff) to find solutions to specific campus mobility problems; hoping to create a framework than can be scaled up and marketed.
- RIS Citython: this project will organise city challenges in Zilina (Slovakia), Kosice (Slovakia) and Neapoli & Sykies (Greece), where in multidisciplinary teams of students and professionals compete against each other to provide the best solutions to tackle urban mobility challenge in a range of cities.