RUN-EU Sustainable Development – Social Enterprise Challenge

1 October 2021

There are a number of communities implementing positive change when it comes to building local resilience. Sometimes this change is being implemented in the face of or as a result of unsuitable policies stemming from a top-down central approach rather than policies that consider local particulars or the needs from a bottom-up approach in certain policy areas. More can be done to empower communities by building their capacity to implement changes. This could then allow them to have a positive impact on their community in terms of maintaining a sustainable and proactive community.

Increased awareness is needed around the beneficial impacts of such an approach and help is needed for communities to identify and equip themselves with the knowledge, skill sets and competencies to develop sustainable communities that are best set to adapt, maintain and protect their environment and make places that people will be able to live, work and visit.

From 1 to 5 November 2021

Mode of delivery
Face to face

Language of instruction

ECTS credits
1 ECTS credit

Academic recognition
To be defined by each home Institution. In general terms, most students will have this RUN-EU Challenge SAP certified in the Diploma Supplement, as a minimal condition.

Eligible participants
Regional Student Advisory Board (SAB) members. RUN-EU students from any cycle and area of studies.

Proposed learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, you will:

  • apply critical thinking, creative problem-solving concepts and design thinking models and tools for solving learning challenges
  • work in multidisciplinary, multicultural and co-creation environments
  • communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly
  • propose solutions for societal real problems and challenges that demand innovation and a varied set of skills

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
10 October 2021

Selection criteria
Motivation, learning objectives, order of submission and a wide representation of subject areas/fields and balanced participation of RUN-EU member institutions. Participants will be immersed in a challenge-based learning environment and work in multicultural and interdisciplinary teams.


TUS, Ireland

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