The first project meeting in Riga

In September 2019 Turiba University, in cooperation with 5 partner Universities from Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland and Austria, has started to implement the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project which aims to elaborate different study and teaching materials for development of the interdisciplinary and soft skills of students.
Nowadays communication, teamwork, cooperation conflict management – so called soft skills – are very important for any professional in any field. Experience shows that very often students lack those interdisciplinary skills. Only rarely there are specific courses tackling those these topics and skills and also there is a lack of training materials which academics can use in the study process in order to train those skills of students.

This Erasmus+ project will focus on ability of students to cooperate for team work, set professional and academic goals by means of modern coaching, time management skills and efficient planning, multicultural communication and conflict diagnostics and conflict management. These skills are crucial for to be able to efficiently study in universities of the modern world. Curriculums of universities do not offer separate course to tackle this problematics. Moreover these skills are required not only during academic studies, but even after graduation to be prepared for professional life challenges. Therefore a goal is set to create inter-faculty study materials for the students from Law, Business, Communication and other Social science faculties in order to increase these skills and the university teachers could widely access such study materials.

The first project meeting took place in Riga, Turiba University on 9.10.2019. Experts from 6 partner Universities met and discussed further activities, research goals and results and materials what will be developed in frame of the project.