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SHOUT | Guidelines on Collaborative Sustainable Innovation

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SHOUT is a European project that aims to strengthen the innovation capacity and transformational role of Higher Education Institutions (HEI), SMEs and NGOs when dealing with complex problems presented in the SDGs and developing innovative sustainable solutions. It utilizes an inter-sectoral cooperation model and enhanced sharing of knowledge between the different stakeholders in eight European countries – Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovenia.

Cooperation between different actors and the creation of strategic networks is crucial for the promotion of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and active citizenship. Education is one of the most important pillars in tackling the social, economic and environmental challenges of our society, and represents a crucial strategy in the pursuit of the SDGs.

SHOUT aims to identify and bridge the gaps by educating Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) students, graduates and professionals to get them ready for a job market that promotes sustainable development.

In this framework, a catalogue of guidelines on collaboration for sustainable/social innovations has been developed. These guidelines focus on practical aspects and suggestions on how researchers can showcase the results and impacts of their research and innovation projects in society and economy, and they aim to be used in the future by any SSH student, researcher or professional.

The production of these guidelines and the specific ones elaborated from the HEIs, SMEs and NGOs point of view would like to:

  • emphasize the importance of sustainable competences of SSH students, graduates and professionals
  • identify gaps and offer practical solutions
  • promote the benefits of collaboration on this ambitious target

Download the Guidelines on Collaborative Sustainable Innovation.

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