SHOUT – Social Sciences and Humanities in intersectoral Outreach for better education and sustainable innovations

Promoting sustainable innovation is key issue for establishing inclusive and resilient communities and responding to global challenges.

Grant Agreement Number: 612364-EPP-1-2019-1-LT-EPPKA2-KA

Funded by: Erasmus+     Duration: 01/11/2019- 31/10/2022


Challenge

European societies are facing dramatic changes and dealing with complex inter-linked global challenges ,presented in Sustainable Development Goals, lead to an unpredictable future. Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) students, graduates and professionals could offer critical insights for promoting social innovative solutions to address societal challenges. Furthermore, being on the verge of the 4th industrial revolution, more emphasis is needed on the SSH-based research which will support the move towards sustainable and innovative solutions.

At the same time, it seems that the skills gained by SSH students, graduates and professionals are not sufficient enough to respond to the labour market needs. Many of SSH graduates are working in other industries, such as catering. The top job postings are not dedicated for SSH students, graduates and professionals. Consequently, SSH students, graduates and professionals should promote their competencies and skills in order to be more competitive in the labour market and to effectively respond in the current societal needs.

Innovation

SHOUT aims at enhancing the skills of SSH students, graduates and professionals and increasing their employability, by involving them in innovative and research mission-based traineeship programs and addressing the most prominent world’s challenges pointed out in SDGs.

Action

This activity identifies demands, needs and objectives of participating organizations and other stakeholders and assists in better understanding the existing situation in the field/market, identifying good practices of innovators SSH students, as well as establishes collaboration guidelines for effective and sustainable social innovation led by SSH students connecting them with SDGs indicators.

It includes a state of the art report, a good practices booklet and guidelines for sustainable innovations.
The Educational Program aims at strengthening knowledge, skills and competences of SSH students, teachers, researchers and professionals for their involvement in innovative activities and practices.

Among the topics included in the educational program are: Entrepreneurship, ICT, SDGs, leadership and social awareness.
The SSH research and innovation HUB aims at fostering the relations between academia, industry and 3rd sector representatives and creating real and meaningful learning-teaching opportunities, supported by innovative educational programs and working areas, enabling the development of research-based projects. Furthermore, the HUB will be an area for the sustainability of the relations between academia and industry, as well as for the stimulation of more interactions between SSH graduates, researchers and industry that will enable the match of skills/knowledge and needs/challenges.
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Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
Vilniaus Universitetas (Lithuania) (Project Coordinator)
Oxfam Italia
Global Impact Grid ( Germany)
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Center for Social Innovation (Cyprus)
MB Homo Eminens (Lithuania)
LUM University (Italy)
Chouette Films Ltd (UK)
Inova Consultancy (Portugal)
University of Split (Croatia)
The Croatian Institute For Corporate Social Responsibility (Croatia)
Imaginary (Italy)

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