SEASIN’s core objective is to effectively support and promote social innovation as a means to achieve sustainable and inclusive socio-economic growth, social cohesion and equity in South East Asia, through intercultural, curricular and extracurricular activities.
The project aims to implement a new model for University – Socioeconomic engagement, based on a combination of curricular and extra-curricular activities; learning materials and tools; practical training; mentoring; and the development of specific support units that are dedicated to strengthening the Universities’ links with the wider social environment.
Funded by the European Commission, the project involves a consortium of 15 partners, including 11 universities, with Glasgow Caledonian University coordinating as the lead partner. The project’s activities will be based within 4 South-East Asian countries – Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Malaysia.
Over the course of three years, the partners will design a clear methodology and a series of curricular and extracurricular activities within the participating institutions in order to promote and support social innovation.
The project will directly involve the academic community, staff and students of the universities involved – it aims at having a far greater reach: positively impacting
- the lives of individuals
- the activities of community organisations
- indigenous, youth and women’s groups
- local authorities
- non-governmental organizations
- SMEs and many others.
The European Union is ‘founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities … in a society in which pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality between women and men prevail.’
Treaty of the European Union,
1st December 2009
The Erasmus+ Capacity Building Programme
Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education support the modernization, accessibility and internationalization of higher education in Partner Countries. The projects aim to encourage cooperation between the EU and Partner Countries and support eligible Partner Countries in addressing challenges in the management and governance of their higher education institutions.