Societal outreach: innovate beyond borders
We want to reinforce the societal outreach of European universities by enabling our learners, researchers and other stakeholders to act as responsible European citizens who have a positive impact on society. To make this happen we aim to create new ways to actively engage with society, so that societal challenges are well-addressed in our education and research, and – with that - our return to the world.
With challenged-based learning we enable the interaction, collaboration and co-creation of new knowledge and solutions by researchers and learners, together with external stakeholders.
Are you ready to tackle European challenges with an international interdisciplinary team? Then step up and innovate beyond borders.
Programs and activities
Through our ENGAGE.EU Labs, Inno-preneurial Spaces and Work Integrated Learning Program we offer unique learning experiences - with the opportunity to apply acquired skills and knowledge to tangible problems - and an inspiring cooperation that generates value for society.
Several activities are connected to these programs:
- ENGAGE.EU Expeditions: at a partner university and connected to an ENGAGE.EU Lab, for students.
- ENGAGE.EU Bootcamps: at a partner university and connected to an ENGAGE.EU Lab, for professionals. In development.
- Work Integrated Learning Modules: at a partner university, for professionals. In development.
Students work on real challenges during the first ENGAGE.EU Expedition14th July 2022
This week Tilburg University is hosting the first ENGAGE.EU Expedition. 25 Students of our partner universities from Rome, Toulouse, Mannheim, Sofia, Bergen, and Vienna work together on the theme “A social and just energy transition for all”.
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ENGAGE.EU Expedition: Social and just energy transition for all
From Sunday July 10 until Friday July 15 Tilburg University will host the first ENGAGE.EU Expedition. For one week you will intensively work together with other students, experts, and mentors to co-create possible answers to the central question: What can be done to motivate citizens and businesses to actively participate in the energy transition?
“We have created different labs in which education, science, and society come together to collaborate on different social issues.”
Marieke Schoots, Work Package Lead ENGAGE.EU