As you could read in another article in April, the EWP consortium applied for EU funding for a follow-up project. The consortium is very happy to announce that the application was approved. The funding will come from the Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 3, “Forward-looking cooperation projects”. The new project will start in early 2018 and run until the end of 2019.

The consortium consists of mainly the same partner organisations as the current project, but with a few adjustments. The project leader will be the European University Foundation (EUF) and apart from the current partners, CNOUS, University of Malaga and QS Unisolution (MoveOn) will join the consortium.

Things to be included in the follow-up project include the following:

  • EWP Competence Centre. Many HEIs will need support with implementing the new changes and the Competence Centre will provide this support. It will include a help desk, technical + user documentation, a training toolkit, FAQs, etc.
  • EWP Hub. There will be a single entry point for HEIs who are already involved in other tools, such as inter-institutional agreement managers, Online Learning Agreements, EGRACONS grade conversion and the European Student Cards. The EWP Hub will also have a community-driven open source repository of solutions which will encourage HEIs to share codes and solutions with each other.
  • Outreach and dissemination campaign. In order to get as many HEIs as possible on board, the consortium will launch a massive outreach campaign in order to spread awareness of the possibilities offered by EWP.

The vision is to have more than 700 HEIs connected to the EWP Network/Hub by 2019 and many others getting ready to do so.

See also this presentation of the follow-up project.