University & enterprise cooperation for competency-based training in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.
Acronym: Cap4Com - Capacity for Competency
Project number: 516613-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-BE-TEMPUS-JPHES
Tempus IV was started in 2008 with an annual budget of around 50 million euro. Each individual project receives funding of between 0.5 and 1.5 million euro.
The EU’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of all Tempus actions, under the supervision of the European Commission.
Project title: Building capacity for University-Enterprise partnerships towards competency based training in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine
Cap4Com is a Tempus project funded by the European Union, active in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.
Cap4Com was created to make higher education in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine relevant to current market economy and needs of society. It is aimed to the partnership of universities with wide range of enterprises and businesses.
Post-soviet countries currently experience a lack of partnership among stakeholders from different sectors: education and industry, commerce and culture, authorities and society. New elements of society, especially business, develop faster while the other parts of society react slowly to any changes.
In particular, infrastructure is incapable to support university-enterprise partnership, which is demanded by knowledge based market economy. This fact drastically hinders development. In the past, relations of universities and enterprises were coordinated within the command-administrative system. While the old gears have gone, nothing was created to address new needs of modern society.
Conference “University-Enterprise partnership: Opportunities and Strategies for Training, Research and Economic Development”
The Conference “University-Enterprise partnership: Opportunities and Strategies for Training, Research and Economic Development”, a final event of Cap4Com project, will be held at the Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (Georgia) with a purpose to summarise and share the learnt experience, present the project achievements and discuss activities to be performed by Armenian. Georgian and Ukrainian project partners on sustainable base after the project end.
The Cap4Com team will be represented by the project leaders from each partner and staff members of the CPEs established at Armenian, Georgian and Ukrainian universities.
Planning of the event
June 25, 2014 – the Conference event
June 26, 2014 –meetings of project partners with Coordinator
For registration and other enquires please contact the organisers Dr. Lela Turmanidze (Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University) or Mr. Andriy Petrenko (National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine).
One week extensive workshops were delivered on demand of Cap4Com partner universities wanting to boost the installation and performance of the Centres for Partnership with Enterprises (CPE). Topics of the workshops are designed to address the needs, questions, experiences, received during the previous visits of EU partners to Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine, and also recommendations given by the external experts evaluating the Cap4Com project. Events were arranged in the form of seminars and brainstorming sessions with participation of different level university staff involved in the cooperation activities of university. The expected outcomes of the workshops are practical and easy to use blueprint for starting up of CPEs and general procedures and guidelines for its further operability.
1st day “Inventorying existing links and cooperation initiatives”
2nd day “The CPE positioning and structure”
3rd day “Building a quality framework for the UE cooperation structure”
4th day “The CPEs operability in relation to competence directed learning and education”
5th day “The CPEs operability in relation to research and service to society”
Schedule of the workshops:
Shota Rustaveli State University – September 23 – 27, 2013
Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University – November 11 – 15, 2013
Odessa National Polytechnic University – November 18 – 22, 2013
Georgian Technical University – December 02 – 06, 2013
Goris State University – June 02 – 06, 2014.
The 5th Coordination Meeting of Cap4Com project will be hosted by Aalen University and is scheduled for November 20 – 20, 2013. The main tasks of coordination meeting are:
Minutes of the 5th Coordination Meeting
Workshops "University-Enterprise Partnership – from Good Practice to Strategy" in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine
Workshops "University-Enterprise Partnership – from Good Practice to Strategy" are targeted to share the experience obtained by project team with wide academic and business community from different regions of participating partner countries. The audience of workshop will be able to learn the European approaches and different types of university-enterprise partnerships from European and local staff participated in the project’s activities, take part in discussions of existing problems and working out of the Concept for efficient and sustainable university-enterprise partnership in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.
April, 10 2013 workshop at the Odessa National Polytechnic University
April, 12 2013 workshop at the Chernivtsi National University
May, 24 2013 workshop at the Yerevan State University
June, 06 2013 Workshop at the Shota Rustaveli State University
The 4th Coordination Meeting of project partners will be held at the Goris State University during May, 22 – 23 2013. The combinations of mobilities for workshop and coordination meeting is the effective instrument of costs efficiency measures planned in the project.
For any questions related to the 4th Coordination Meeting please contact
Development of human resources is on the way
Centre for Partnership with Enterprises (CPE) will be established at each university partner from Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine. The main objective of CPEs is the facilitating cooperation activities with enterprises through coordination of efforts of different university units, academic staff and students.
Staff members of Armenian, Georgian and Ukrainian project partners, who are expected to work at CPEs, will make the 2-weeks study visits to EU partners. The main objectives of study visits are to learn the best practices of European universities in establishing the partnerships with enterprises and management of related activities, acquaintance with everyday activities and responsibilities of the staff working on the enhancing and forging the new partnerships with industry sectors.
Visit to Aalen University (Germany) and Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven (Belgium)
Training at Aalen University: from February, 25 2013 to March, 01 2013
Training at Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven: from March, 04 2013 to March, 08 2013
Visit to Coventry University (UK) and l’Académie de Grenoble (France)
Training at Coventry University: from March, 11 2013 to March, 15 2013
Training at l’Académie de Grenoble: from March, 18 2013 to March, 22 2013
External evaluation of the project is in progress in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine
Evaluation of the project by relevant stakeholders outside of formal consortium is very important instrument among the external quality control measures planned in the project. The idea of this measure targets to receive the independent views and feedbacks for the project as whole and, in particular, to analyse the performed and planned project’s activities and evaluate their relevance to the current needs of higher education and industry in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine. This measure is also addressed to identify the gaps and needs that are not covered by the project but have high importance for achieving the objectives of Cap4Com project.
Project partners ask the volunteers from higher education institutions, industry and governmental authorities who have the relevant experience and interface the challenges tackled by the project to make the review of performed activities and provide their feedback.
External evaluation will be performed at the end of each project year.
Please find the latest news and developments of Cap4Com project in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine in the recent dissemination materials:
- to review and evaluate the performed activities;
- to make detailed planning of the project for next 6 months;
- to hold common discussion of the project and exchange with new ideas;
- to analyze the risks for project activities;
- to perform the planned internal quality control measures;
- to agree the current financial issues and collect project documentation.