Project name: LAPASSION (Latin-America Practices and Soft Skills for an Innovation Oriented Network)

Project number: 585687-EPP-1-2017-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

European call: ERASMUS+ Capacity Building in Higher Education

Duration: from 15 October 2017 to 14 October 2020

Total cost: 999,310.00 EUR for the project

Web: http://lapassionproject.eu/

Social media: https://www.facebook.com/lapassionproject/

Partners:

  1. Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal) -IPP
  2. Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland) -TAMK
  3. University of Vigo (Spain) -UVIGO
  4. University of Salamanca (Spain) -USAL
  5. Federal Institute Sul Riograndense (Brazil) -IFSUL
  6. Federal Institute of Triângulo Mineiro (Brazil) -IFTM
  7. Federal Institute of Goiás (Brazil) -IFG
  8. Federal Institute of Maranhão (Brazil) -IFMA
  9. Federal Institute of Amazonas (Brazil) -IFAM
  10. University of the Republic of Uruguay (Uruguay) -UDELAR
  11. Technical University of Uruguay (Uruguay) -UTEC
  12. Foundation of Professional Institute (Chile) -DUOC
  13. Catholic University of Chile (Chile) -PUC
  14. Association of Enterprises of Portugal (Portugal) -AEP
  15. Council of Rectors of Federal Institutes (Brazil) -CONIF

UVigo team

Silvia García González
Academic staff
Carlos Souto Otero
Project coordinator
Eva Garea Oya
Project technical coordinator
Ignacio Barcia Rodríguez
Academic staff
Antonia Blanco Pesqueira
Academic staff
Dolores Dopico Aneiros
Academic staff
Oswaldo García Crespo
Academic staff
Antonio Pena Giménez
Academic staff
Soledad Torres Guijarro
Academic staff
Carlos Valcárcel Riveiro
Academic staff
Fernando Suárez Cabeza
Academic staff

Objective

The main objective of the project is to increase and enhance innovation culture within Higher Education institutions, as well as to foster their links to businesses and other organisations, with a view to increasing internationalisation and employability. To this end, the LAPASSION project designs and implements multidisciplinary projects (MP/I) with students from different countries, areas and levels, who work for 10 weeks on how to address challenges suggested by companies & other organizations through innovation and design thinking. Mobility of 84 students for all MP/I projects is foreseen.

Challenge

LAPASSION aims at fostering the inclusion of multidisciplinary and innovative initiatives within the curricula of the LA participating institutions. The diversity of partners, countries and projects involved is part of the project’s added value, since it brings together the expertise from two continents (Latin America & Europe), and implies a great coordination effort to ensure adequate implementation and sustainability in all institutions involved.

The 6 Specific Objectives (SOs) of the LAPASSION project are:

  • SO1 – To raise awareness among Education Programmes’ Directors & Institutional Administration
  • SO2 - Training of Supervisors
  • SO3 - Creation of MP/I in partner institutions to allow the assignment of credits
  • SO4 - Involvement of students from other institutions in MP/I
  • SO5 - Monitoring and quality control procedures of MP/I
  • SO6 - Dissemination to other HEI, and Exploitation of LAPASSION results

UVigo activities

  • Quality Meeting & Projects - Santiago de Chile (LAPASSION@Santiago)
  • Management Meeting –Tampere (Finland)
  • Preparation Meeting – Sâo Luis (Brazil)
  • Preparation Meeting – Montevideo (Uruguay)
  • Selection of UVIGO students to participate in LAPASSION@SaoLuis and LAPASSION@Uruguay
  • UVIGO students participate in LAPASSION@Uruguay (11th March-17th May, 2019)
  • UVIGO students participate in LAPASSION@SaoLuis (18th March-24th May, 2019):
  • News on UVIGO students' participation in Lapassion: https://www.uvigo.gal/en/university/communication/duvi/alumnado-campus-traballa-uruguai-brasil-proxectos-que-buscan-melloras-comunidade
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