An insight on WP2: State-of-the-Art Review

The first intellectual output by SEU will be the State-of-the-Art Review, coordinated by the University of Magdeburg. This document will bring examples of community-university partnerships worth remarking in the different partner countries of the SEU project: Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

In detail, the work will include a description of national, regional and local policies regarding CUPs and their country-specific changes, in order to provide contrastive examples and capture different models of CUPs. The description will also focus on the goals and the problems the CUPs try to approach, their audiences, their structures and networks, and the outputs of each partnership. The review aims to highlight different elements of the selected CUPs that could be considered and replicated in other case studies and pilot projects.

The theoretical basis for the review has been identified in the first systematic review of community-university partnerships by Drahota et al. (2016) and their findings; these studies allow to collect the characteristics of community-university partnerships and factors which influence the collaboration between universitites and communities. 

The State-of-the-Art Review is expected to be published in a few months and will be available from the "Download" session of the SEU website.

The SEU Project is funded with the support of the European Union's ERASMUS+ Programme. All views expressed are those of the authors and not of the European Commission.