The EDLab project "European Degree Label Institutional Laboratory" kicked off on 7th March, in Brussels. The event brought together 30 participants from four European University Alliances (Arqus, ENLIGHT, EUTOPIA, and SEA-EU), associate partners, and the European Commission to establish the project's next steps.
The one-year EDLab action was granted last January with 200,000 EUR by the European Commission and is one of the six approved actions to analyse and test the specific needs of the implementation of European joint degrees and the European Degree Label. Coordinated by the University of Granada, the project brings together 13 universities from Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, and Belgium, representing four European University Alliances - Arqus, ENLIGHT, EUTOPIA, and SEA-EU. EDLab also counts on an extensive network of associate partners, a total of 35, including national ministries and quality assurance agencies, European and global university networks, student and alumni associations, and other partner universities from the four Alliances.
Professor Isabel Nunes, Vice-Rector for the Strategic Plan, Quality Assurance and Academic Affairs at NOVA University Lisbon, representative from the EUTOPIA Alliance, presented the work and tasks related to the work package "Global attractiveness of the European Label Degree".
The project is an example of how the European University Alliances can cooperate towards the common goals of rethinking education, as envisaged in the European Strategy for Universities, and its results will provide a roadmap for a more inclusive and harmonised European university system.