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ENCARE - Enhancing Capacities of UAS staff for more successful EU funded Research

Name of the Project: ENCARE - Enhancing Capacities of UAS staff for more successful EU funded Research
Project Number: 2023-1-DE01-KA220-HED-000153936
Project Coordinator: Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (Germany)
Type of Project: Erasmus+ KA2 - Cooperation partnerships in higher education
Project Lifetime: 1st of November 2023 until 31st of October 2026


  • Turun Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (Finland)
  • Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Portugal)
  • University of Western Scotland (Scotland, UK)

Aims and Objectives:
While research is more and more dependent on project-based funding, researchers or support staff are not necessarily qualified to write proposals. The ENCARE project aims at increasing the capacity of research office staff and researchers of Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) in successfully developing, writing and managing EU-funded projects. This will improve the access to funding, increase interinstitutional cooperation at EU level as well as the overall quality of applied research.

To achieve its objective ENCARE will work on developing and piloting specialised trainings and relevant materials to support capacity building of UAS staff and researchers with a specific focus on digital work forms, but also trickle-down training capacities (train the trainers). ENCARE will therefore further deliver hybrid trainings to various target groups within and outside the project partnership. Partners will also ensure dissemination and transfer of their activities.

The project aims at delivering two specific strands of trainings and materials, one aiming at research office staff to increase their own capacity and train others. The second strand will focus on researchers. Both strands will take into account digitalisation and hybrid forms of work. Results will consist of training materials and blueprints. In addition, ENCARE will deliver best practices on integrating EU-funded projects in curriculum (project-based learning approaches).

Official website: https://carpenetwork.org/encare/

Coordination of the project in ISCAP / Researchers involved:

  • Cristina Lopes (Coord.)
  • Manuel Moreira da Silva (Co-Coord.)
  • Cristina Torres
  • Jorge Pacheco
  • Paula Carvalho

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