The main objective of the IN4SOC project is to enhance the involvement of technical universities in the social responsibility of organizations, as a pedagogical approach that considers the acquisition of the key social and civic competence of students and strengthens the engagement of academia with the community.

The specific objectives, each of them closely linked to at least one Intellectual Output, include:

  • To cooperate in project-based collaboration for socio-civic (SOC) internships, involving organizations, students and staff, by upgrading the curricula of the course “Internship” of selected master’s programmes
  • To develop strategies for socio-civic (SOC) internships, including examples of internships with a SOC character per area of knowledge, the rubric to evaluate students’ performance throughout the internship, templates to partner with industries and guides for supervising the internships
  • To develop and implement an online tool to connect students and involved organizations
  • To define the mechanisms to further extend the network of SOC internships (Enterprises and Universities), so that long-lasting effects are pursued
  • To deliver the IN4SOC toolkit, which includes best practices from the master’s programmes where the SOC internships will be implemented

The main outputs of the IN4SOC project are:

  1. Guidelines to formulate replicable socio-civic internships
  2. Guides for a successful SOC internship
  3. IN4SOC tool to connect students and organizations
  4. IN4SOC toolkit to implement SOC internships in Technical Universities.

The innovative approach will be applied and tested in pilot SOC internships in Technical Universities in 5 EU countries (France, Germany, Hungary, Spain and Portugal)

This project has been approved by the European Union in the Call for Proposal of the Erasmus+ 2018, the project started in September 2018 and it will have a total duration of three years.

Partners of the project:

     Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

     Université de Bordeaux (UBx)

     Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FTC-NOVA)

     Technische Universitat Darmstadt (TUDa)

     Miskolci Egyetem (UM)