SLIHE Service-learning in higher education–fostering the third mission of universities and civic engagement of students
Programme Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education
Slihe porject aims to foster the third mission of universities and civic engagement of students through the implementation of an innovative service learning strategy in the Central and Eastern European region. The role of higher education institutions in the developement of communities and regions, in addressing local and socio-economic problems and their active contribution to the developement of civil society is all more acceptable and needed. To take up this role and to promote civic engagement and social responsibility for emplyees and students, is not easy for a traditional higher education institution such as a center of science, research and education.
The SLIHE project envisions a strategy for service-learning, thanks to which universities fulfill their third mission and prepare a new generation of experts.
The project builds partnerships between the sectors and develops cooperation between the universities and public and non-governmental organizations in the region.
The project builds on the needs of an international dimension – to motivate students to civic engagement and enable teachers to support the social role of higher education institutions (HEIs).