Tools fOr Impact³ – Entwicklung von online-basierten Evaluierungs-Tools zur proaktiven und wirkungsorientierten Zusammenstellung von Projektkonsortien für ERASMUS+ Erasmus Project

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Tools fOr Impact³ – Entwicklung von online-basierten Evaluierungs-Tools zur proaktiven und wirkungsorientierten Zusammenstellung von Projektkonsortien für ERASMUS+ 
 
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Project Title

Tools fOr Impact³ – Entwicklung von online-basierten Evaluierungs-Tools zur proaktiven und wirkungsorientierten Zusammenstellung von Projektkonsortien für ERASMUS+

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2014

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Research and innovation; International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

Project Summary

“TOI TOI TOI – Tools fOr Impact³”; Development of web-based evaluation-tools fostering impact-oriented project-consortia for ERASMUS+”

By launching ERAMSUS +, the program for Education, Youth and Sport, the European Union has set a further educational milestone in its long-term success story, which began in 1976 with the implementation of the first European program for education. From 2007 to 2013, it was the “Lifelong Learning Programme” (total budget around € 6.9 billion) which provided a significant impetus in all areas of education. The experience gained in this “predecessor program” provided the background for the submission of the project TOI TOI TOI.

The project pursued two broad objectives. First, this was a meta-evaluation of completed transfer projects from the “Leonardo da Vinci” program (LdV/ToI) by means of quantitative and qualitative research methods with regard to their impact and sustainability. In a second step, the results of these scientific studies were used to create online-based evaluation tools for future actors in European education projects. The TOII TOI TOI project therefore used the current transition between two action programs to develop these tools to proactively increase the impact of EU projects in educational projects.

These comprehensive and complex activities required an interdisciplinary team of specialists from several sectors. The overall coordination was done by the Danube University Krems´ Department for Continuing Educational Research and Educational Management (DUK), which is a leader in the field of impact analysis across Europe. Further development partners were the Research Institute for Vocational Education (FBB) from Germany and the Goce Delčev University (GDU) Štip in Macedonia. Széchenyi István University (SZE) from Gyor took over the development and programming of the tools. These all are research facilities that have a great experience in the field of educational research and the conduction of evaluations. Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (SPI) from Porto took over the dissemination of the project results and the development of all dissemination materials. Due to the clear orientation of the project in the fields of impact and sustainability, Brainplus (BRA) from austria acted as a special QM partner.

The development of the two TOI TOI TOI evaluation tools based on two comprehensive scientific analysis steps. First, network- and cluster analysis of Leonardo da Vinci transfer projects completed in the partner countries of Austria, Germany and Hungary was carried out. Because of their professional orientation and interdisciplinary consortia, these projects formed an ideal experimental group. The comprehensive cluster analysis formed the sampling for the subsequent semi-structured interviews with former coordinators and other decision-makers in EU education projects. The combination of both analysis steps could lead to the development of the two evaluation tools, which were extensively tested finally.

These developed evaluation tools are freely available and will assist future stakeholders in EU education projects during the project start-up phase to set up their consortia so that they work as effective as possible. The first tool allows a free self-evaluation for organisations in terms of their possibilities ensuring a maximum impact of project results. The second tool works on the entire consortium level and provides coordinators with information on the strengths and weaknesses of the project team. Thus, consortia of EU education projects can still be designed in the planning phase in such a way that they achieve a maximum effect on the defined target groups on several levels.

The TOI TOI TOI project has also pursued a carefully planned and implemented dissemination and impact strategy and the consortium has been able to reach more than 11,000 (!) people across different channels in the past two years. In the meantime, there have been more than 1,000 accesses to the evaluation tools and many activities on a national level ensure their long-term use. The tools are even part of university seminars. TOI TOI TOI is an ideal tool for proactively designing projects as proactively and sustainably as possible. It uses past insights for the future.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 168165,63 Eur

Project Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET FUER WEITERBILDUNG KREMS & Country: AT

Project Partners

  • SZECHENYI ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
  • REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA GOCE DELCEV STATE UNIVERSITY STIP
  • SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO – CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO S.A.
  • brainplus- Projektmanagement Schabereiter
  • F-BB FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT BETRIEBLICHE BILDUNG GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH