January 15th 2021 signals the official starting date of the news Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education project “Promoting the employability and entrepreneurship of Higher Education graduates through innovative ways in the Philippines”, also known as PATHWAY.
Partners have been actively at work behind the scenes to help the project get a strong start when it has its public launch on February 23rd. This work has included several online meetings, first with the new project officer in a bilateral meeting organized in the framework of the Erasmus+ Grantholders’ Meeting, on January 28th, and then during a pre-Kick-off Meeting with the project managers from each partner institution on February 2nd.
During the pre-Kick-off Meeting the partners got a chance to start getting to know each other, have an introduction to the PATHWAY project and a better understanding of everyone’s role in the project, in particular the work package leaders. Plans were also made for the project Kick-off Meeting, which will have to be organised online due to Covid-19 restrictions on the Philippines. Partners agreed that the event should include an institutional session to which a large number of people will be invited, from both within and without the consortium.
On a more fun note, a project logo was selected from several options and plans discussed to put together a little clip video for the launch.
PATHWAY is a structural Erasmus+ / Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices: Capacity-building in higher education, co-funded by the European Commission. It will run from January 2021 to January 2024 and aims at enhancing the entrepreneurship and employability culture of Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines, to meet labour market needs and government reforms.