The Closing Meeting of the Erasmus+ initiative JUST (Joint University/SME Training) took place on June 6 in Nova Gorica, marking a significant milestone in enhancing collaboration between higher education institutions (HEIs) and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The JUST project, co-financed by the European Commission, focuses on bridging the gap between education and the labor market by developing innovative curricula and operational tools using micro-credentials.

Throughout the day-long meeting, partners from various institutions reviewed and discussed the project’s achievements and outcomes. The agenda included comprehensive sessions on project management, quality assurance, dissemination and visibility, and the presentation of multiplicative events organized by each partner.

The project addresses the critical need for effective collaboration mechanisms between HEIs and SMEs. By focusing on joint teaching, work-based learning (WBL), and placements, JUST aims to equip both universities and SMEs with the tools and frameworks necessary to foster mutually beneficial partnerships. These partnerships are essential for developing skills and competencies aligned with the demands of the modern workforce.

Key highlights of the meeting included presentations on project results from each partner institution, focusing on the impact of joint training initiatives and the development of innovative curricula. Discussions also centered on the financial and final reporting requirements, ensuring transparency and accountability in project management.

The JUST project has set a precedent for inclusive university-industry collaboration, emphasizing the role of smaller institutions and enterprises in shaping educational pathways and enhancing employability. Moving forward, the project outcomes will be disseminated widely to maximize their impact and sustainability across Europe.

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