CONSUS - Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainable Innovations

Project: Transfer (R&D project)

Project participants

  • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
  • University of Limerick
  • European University of Tirana
  • Polis University (Albania)
  • Agricultural University of Tirana
  • Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres
  • Riinvest College (Kosovo)
  • Universum College (Kosovo)
  • Public University "Haxhi Zeka" (Kosovo)
  • Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS)
  • Institute for Development Policy (Kosovo)
The EU Tempus project “ConSus” (Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations) aims to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo. The objectives are to strengthen the connection and collaboration of higher education institutions, research and practice as well as to promote mutual learning and innovative sustainability issues and methods through structured workshops to support capacity building as well as systemic and holistic thinking. This will be done by (1) identifying regional stakeholders in the field of higher education, research and practice for sustainable development; (2) establishing a science-society network for sustainability innovations; (3) developing innovative teaching materials and methodologies for higher education institutions; and (4) developing and running structured workshops and trainings for science-society collaborations.
The target groups will be higher education institutions (esp. lecturers, researchers and students), research institutions and regional stakeholders like enterprises, NGOs and regional development agencies.
Name of research programmeThe project is funded with the support of the TEMPUS programme of the European Union.
Contract ID (EU) or Grant ID543742-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-AT-TEMPUS-JPHES