The Transnational Consortium met in Warsaw, Poland, on September 10th for the 3rd Meeting of the project SHIFT (Strengthen Higher-education through Innovative Financial Tools) co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education. SHIFT is implemented by a Consortium of 7 partners from 4 countries (the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy and Poland) and will develop and validate an innovative model to provide financial support to students. SHIFT is developing a fund that pools money from both public and private sectors, managing the finances to generate revenues to be redistributed to HE students in the form of grants and/or soft loans. During the meeting, the Partners discussed the main findings of the report “SHIFT Innovative Financial Model for HE Students” and advanced implementation by fine-tuning the methodology for the validation phase of the project based on the next deliverable “Test and Validate SHIFT through Stress Testing”. Partners also set the stage for the “SHIFT Implementation Package” that will include tools and documents for universities to implement the SHIFT Model, as well as a set of financial literacy tools and resources for students. For further information on SHIFT please visit http://www.project-shift.eu/ IDP is a consulting and training company specialised in EU funding established in 1996 by professionals working since 1991 in Brussels in the frame of EU policies and EU funding programmes, providing 25 years of direct experience in EU funding. With offices in Italy and Brussels, IDP has a proven track record in the development, submission and management of EU funded international collaborative projects in a wide range of thematic areas such as innovation, finance, entrepreneurship and education.
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