SpaceTEM - Training the next generation entrepreneurs with handson methods in space STEM
Project period: 01.03.2017-31.12.2019Funding: European Regional Development Fund EstLatSum: 499,290 EURPartners: Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu, Estonian Student Satellite Foundation and sTATUp Hub from Estonia, University of Latvia, Ventspils University College, Heliocentric Technologies Latvia and Green and Smart Technology Cluster from Latvia.
SpaceTEM is a new EstLat project which aims to initiate the development of NewSpace industry in Estonia and Latvia through a series of mutual activities. These activities include:
SpaceTEM takes upon itself the task of unifying Estonian and Latvian students, entrepreneurs, universities and even policy makers in the field of space technology and NewSpace. Participants from both countries will work together to fill gaps in knowledge, share ideas and collaborate on new initiative.
NEET U Re-mobilizing experienced and resourceful seniors as NEET brokers to help young people change depressed NEET situations
Project period: September 2015 – March 2018Funding: Erasmus + programme Key Action 2Project coordinator: Pistes Solidaires (France)Partners: University of Tartu (Estonia), Consiliere Economico-Sociala Oltenia (Romania), Ekonomiski Institut Maribor (Slovenia), Fondazione Risorsa Donna (Italy), Associazione Centro Studi Foligno (Italy), Pere Tarres Foundation Barcelona (Spain), University of Chester (UK), Working with Europe (Spain)
Re-mobilizing experienced and resourceful seniors as NEET brokers to help young people change depressed NEET situations is one of the first attempts in Europe to systematically put the 21st century social innovation agenda to work: how can social change be brought about through new citizen-driven alliances in the communities, through mobilizing available resources for important needs and without putting additional pressure on public services? The NEET U project combines two of the most important social and educational challenges in 21st century Europe - re-activating the overwhelming social and educational potential of the increasing number of experienced seniors in society to help counter the dramatic increase in depressed social situations among young people with the mission to generate social and educational value from the dynamic interaction between these two “out of economy” population groups.
The project will produce and share the following key outcomes: project website, portfolios of senior social entrepreneuring and policy papers.
Project website: http://www.neetu.eu
Building Research Excellence in Russian and East European Studies at the Universities of Tartu, Uppsala and Kent (UPTAKE)
Project period: February 2016 - February 2019Funding: H2020 TwinningProject Coordinator: University of Tartu (Estonia)Partners: University of Uppsala (Sweden), University of Kent (UK)
As of February 2016, the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies together with the Center for EU-Russia Studies is the leading partner in a Twinning project funded by the European Commission under a Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691818. The goal of the project is to increase research productivity and excellence and to promote international visibility and integration of the three partner universities in the field of Russian and East European Studies by creating a framework for cooperation and transfer of knowledge. One of the key activities of the project is the organization of the annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies.
Project website: www.uptake.ut.ee
Working with Healthcare Organizations to Support Elderly Female Victims of Abuse (WHOSEFVA)
Project period: 01.12.2016-30.11.2018Funding: European Commission under Rights, Equality and Citizenship ProgrammeSum: 356 024,27 EURPartners: MTÜ Naiste Tugi- ja Teabekeskus / Women's Support and Information Center (EE), University of Tartu (EE), Women’s Line Finland (FI), Kilcooley Women’s Centre (UK), Union of Women Associations of Heraklion Prefecture (GR), Marta Centre (LV), The Austrian Women’s Shelter Network (AU), Women against Violence Europe (AU).
WHOSEFVA is a new project funded by the European Commission which aims to improve the knowledge of health care professionals on how to recognize and treat domestic violence, especially among older women.
For implementing different project objectives, there will be conducted several mutual activities such as:
UT will be responsible for implementing Workstream 4 which combines in itself Evaluation of Quality and Impact of the Project. In addition, UT will help with the development of Massive Open Online Course.
Project webpage: http://whosefva-gbv.eu/et/
PANEL2050 – Partnership for New Energy Leadership 2050
Project period: 01.03.2016-31.03.2019Funding: HORIZON2020 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)Sum: 1,790,500 EURPartners: Tartu Regional Energy Agency (Estonia); University of Tartu (Estonia); University of Life Sciences (Estonia); Vidzeme Planning Region (Latvia); IAERPA (Lithuania); Mazowia Energy Agency (Poland); AgEnDa (Czech); ConPlusUltra (Austria); Local Energy Agency Spodnje Podravje (Slovenia); WWF Hungary; Local Energy Agency of Bucharest (Romania); WWF Bulgaria; Balkan Development Solutions (Macedonia)
The aim of PANEL 2050 project is to create durable and replicable sustainable energy networks in Central and Eastern European countries at local (municipality/community) level, where relevant local stakeholders collaborate for the creation of a local energy visions, strategies and action plans for the transition towards low carbon communities in 2050. Central and Eastern Europe Sustainable Energy Network (CEESEN) is created to unite different energy actors in the region to become the new energy player on the EU energy market.
In the project University of Tartu:
The PANEL 2050 project will not choose a specific focus on a certain type of stakeholder, but will try to work at the local level and assemble all relevant and available stakeholders related to sustainable energy. Introducing stakeholder concept to energy planning helps to generate sustainable energy policies and create more sustainable future for Europe
Project webpage: https://ceesen.org