The 4.1 Co-creation team targets academics and other staff to practice collaboration with students and external stakeholders in education, research and outreach at local, national and European level. The end goal is to make co-creation a generally accepted embedded practice with academics skilled in co-creation as a technique.
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Task 4.1 Aurora Co-Creation Practice
At the heart of all Aurora, initiatives lie its eagerness to learn from and with each other. Thus, co-creation, that is, the collaborative development of new value by experts and stakeholders together, forms a crucial part of our long term commitment
Co-creation is a form of collaborative innovation: ideas are shared, co-created and improved together, rather than developed and then kept to oneself. At the end of three years, the principle of co-creation between academics, students and external stakeholders in education, research and service to society will be firmly ingrained in Aurora's DNA. Aurora's DNA serves as a modus operandi in our local contexts, amongst ourselves, and our active outreach to other university alliances and universities across Europe. Our vision is to be recognised as a leading alliance for the breadth, depth and consistency of our students' engagement.
How we will get there
We will first open up existing co-creation training courses and then create a common training course built on commonly developed expertise and experience – exchanging good practice.
- The Aurora co-creation community was set up on December 1st.
- Open exiting co-creation courses (at VUA and UP) to participants from the other Aurora members.
- Conduct and publish a benchmark survey/analysis on current co-creation practice.
- Develop and implement a joint blended training course on co-creation. Set up and launch a co-creation support service to assist in introducing co-creation practice.
- Monitor the impact of co-creation on societal impact of education and research.
This Workpackage is made up of 4 other strands:
Task 4.2 Aurora Academic Collaboration
Develop academic collaboration within Aurora towards the intra-Alliance optimum, enhancing cross-fertilisation between education and research
Task 4.3 Aurora Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation
To develop Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation as a common field of expertise at Alliance level.
Task 4.4 Aurora Capacity Development Support
Narrow the quality gap in higher education & research for different parts of Europe by supporting universities in CE Europe and Neighbouring Countries in strengthening their capacity for academic excellence and societal relevance.
Task 4.5 Aurora Institute
Express and enhance the identity of the Aurora European University Alliance as and European institution in its own right, beyond the identity of the individual member universities of the Alliance.
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