The EBI/EIE is a partner in the project CONNECT (Cooperation and training on innovation and entrepreneurship in the eHealth
community), coordinated by the University BABES BOLYAI (CLUJ Napoca, Rumania) with the University of Porto as a partner.
The project focuses on the national priority of “Tackling skills gaps and mismatches” through delivering an education program, which engages students from across European countries to enable continuous innovation and entrepreneurship in the European eHealth sector. The main focus of the CONNECT project is on issues of eHealth innovation, state-of-the-art
training and education of students necessary on the health market, in the form of a highly-and-systematically, organized formal and non-formal educational program to improve knowledge, develop cross-sectoral skills and competencies, entrepreneurship and support students’ critical thinking required to improve health care.
The EBI/EIE will be involved in the platform development, as well as in some fields of eLearning development.
What is a Community of Practice?
A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share common interests, a set of problems, or are in a similar working or learning situation. They come together either physically or virtual to fulfill both individual and group goals.
Significant for CoPs are three items:
- The Domain
CoPs are (more or less) a kind of friends club or a network.
- The Community
In pursuing their interest in their domain, members engage in joint activities and discussions, cooperate, help each other, and share information and material.
- The Practice
The community not only shares the same interest, but also material, knowledge, and experiences. Often they use a shared repository which is extended continuously by community members.