If universities are to remain relevant to society they need to review their ethos, purpose and curricula.
To this end, the YSJ-led Erasmus Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) project has created a network where academics and practitioners from diverse cultural and interdisciplinary backgrounds question the role of universities as if people mattered. They are committed to studying, practising and researching people-centred economies to inform curriculum design.
Enhancing studies and practice of the social economy in higher education: an Erasmus Mundus project (2012-2015). Learn about the project ....
About the project
Enhancing studies and practice of the social/solidarity economy in higher education
What is the social/solidarity economy?
What criteria did we use in the project to select organisations to work with? (Formulated by partners at the beginning of the project)
Project partners were from universities in UK, Bolivia, Spain, Peru, Portugal
The project had associate partners from around the world
Presentations and workshops
Project partners presented conference papers, workshops and round table discussions
Awards and external recognition
As well as gaining the financial support of the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union, the project gained recognition internationally.
News: Project gains recognition from the International Association of Facilitators
The Social and Solidarity Economy in Higher Education project has gained Silver Award for excellence and for demonstrating positive, measurable impact through facilitation. Visit the Awards and Recognition page to find out more.