Digital Diplomacy: Building the Common Future with Technology (DD-TECH)

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$: Total budget: 234 743 EUR (of which 26 058 EUR for the University of Bucharest) / Erasmus+ programme – KA2 – Cooperation partnerships in higher education, project no. 2021-1-TR01-KA220-HED-000027609 (28/02/2022 to 27/02/2025)

Participating universities: Istanbul University (leading partner | consortium coordinator: Özgün ERLER BAYIR), Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Milan (Italy), Istanbul Commerce University (Turkey), University of Bucharest (Romania), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Tartu (Estonia)

EN: The main objective of DD-Tech is to develop an open access Digital Diplomacy Module that enables students to develop skills to carry out digital diplomacy culture, apply it in innovation processes and improve their technological response/solutions capacities. The module will be available as an open access educational digital platform (MOOC). In addition, the team project designs a Teacher manual and a monitoring instrument to assess the progress of students. Apart from content development, the following activities are also organized for the beneficiaries:

Learning / Teaching activities

Multiplier events

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Coordination of the University of Bucharest team: Luciana Alexandra GHICA (Faculty of Political Science)

Research team at the University of Bucharest: Luciana Alexandra GHICA (Faculty of Political Science), Claudiu D. TUFIȘ (Faculty of Political Science)

Romanian professors trained in the program: Luciana Alexandra GHICA (Faculty of of Political Science, University of Bucharest), Silvana RACHIERU (Faculty of History, University of Bucharest), Bogdan Mihai RADU (Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca & Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest), Claudiu D. TUFIȘ (Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest)

Interns:  From the BA in International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest: Farah AL-BADARNEH, Cristian Mihai MEZEI,  Lara ROTH

Project management meeting
@Istanbul University

The first project management meeting took place in September 2022 at the Faculty of Political Science, Istanbul University. The faculty's rooftop was the last stop of a guided tour of the premises kindly offered at the end of the event by the faculty's dean - Prof.  Ayşegül Komsuoğlu Çitipitioğlu.  

Teacher training program
@University of Tartu

The University of Bucharest team of professors (Silvana Rachieriu, Luciana Alexandra Ghica, Bogdan Mihai Radu and Claudiu D. Tufiș) at the end of the training at the University of Tartu, with the local organizing team coordinator - Anna Beitane, and the consortium coordinator - Özgün Erler Bayir.

PILOT INTENSIVE PROGRAM 1 (University of Bucharest, 12-16 June 2023)

The event will take place in the building of the Faculty of Political Science (8, Spiru Haret st., Bucharest, More details