The Preview Project (Promoting Resilience and Employability in uniVersity - ERASMUS + Call 2022 Round 1 KA2 KA220-HED - Cooperation partnerships in higher education) has emerged from the necessity of training students and graduates in essential skills for remote work. The objective is to provide training through a dedicated e-learning platform, focusing on the skills deemed critical to successfully tackle the challenges of remote work. Subsequently, students and graduates will have the opportunity to apply these acquired skills during remote work placements. This will allow them to assess their ability to work remotely and effectively engage in remote interactions and collaborations with colleagues and superiors.
The Preview Project strives to foster innovative learning and teaching methodologies in response to the emerging societal challenges arising from the digital age. It aims to facilitate the creation and implementation of student-centered learning outcomes and curricula that address the gap between the skills required in the remote work environment and the available talent pool. Special emphasis will be placed on promoting access for underrepresented groups.
Therefore, the project commits to:
- Designing and piloting a new university curriculum that incorporates innovative Remote Internship opportunities.
- Facilitating a seamless transition for university partners from in-person internship programs to virtual programs in the fields of tourism and cultural heritage.
- Involving a minimum of 100 students or graduates (with at least 16 of them facing economic or geographical limitations) in remote internship experiences within the tourism and cultural heritage sectors.
- Equipping a minimum of 50 education professionals (including teachers, trainers, university and company tutors, etc.) with enhanced digital skills to effectively manage blended internship experiences and blended learning.
- Engaging at least 80 education professionals in learning activities that involve a minimum of 150 students in a MOOC focused on remote skills.
- Enabling access to international work experiences, overcoming economic and geographical limitations, disabilities, learning difficulties, and disadvantages.
- Establishing a strong partnership between universities and associations representing tourism and cultural heritage businesses, fostering knowledge exchange and enhancing the quality of remote internships.
- Supporting participating enterprises in their transition to remote work practices.
- Advancing knowledge about new methodologies, tools, and technologies as educational resources to assist teachers and students in developing digital and soft skills and competencies.
- Encouraging virtual collaboration and communication among students, university teachers, and company representatives.
Coordinator is CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy) through two different institutes: the Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean (ISMED) and the Institute for Educational Technology (ITD). The other partners are: Università degli Studi di Sassari(Italy) - Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti (Romania) - Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) - Mediterranean Pearls APS (Italy) - Asociaţia de Dezvoltare Intercomunitară Harghita (Romania) - AlterContacts (Netherlands) - Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli Üniversitesi (Turkey)