Want to find out a little more about the Student Digital Civic Engagers Erasmus+ project, meet the SDCE partners who are making all of this possible then just keep reading…

Our objective is clear: empower students to become confident civic engagers making the most of digital technology available to them. To achieve this, we will work with HE managers & academic staff to introduce a flexible civic engagement syllabus that works across subjects and disciplines.

 Active citizens form the backbone of a strong democracy, sustainable growth and an inclusive society. In addition, the process of becoming civically engaged – using one’s knowledge, skills and values to address public concerns and promote the quality of life in a community or neighbourhood is satisfying and benefits of this to students cannot be underestimated.

Our project has a strong and cross representational consortium involving 7 partners from 6 countries

Meet the Team:

University of Vienna (UNIVIE)

The University of Vienna (UNIVIE) is the oldest university in the German-speaking world (founded in 1365) and one of the largest in Central Europe. Thus, with more than 180 courses and about 94,000 students as well as staff of 9,700 employees, it is also the largest educational and scientific institution in Austria. The University of Vienna’s vision is to become one of the leading research universities in Europe.

At the Centre of Teacher Education, there is a strong network of research projects focussing on student engagement. The European STEP Project (https://www.animafac.net/minisite/european-step/european-step-en/) examines how student engagement in higher education institutions can be recognised in a formal and non-formal way (e.g. by earning credits within a curricula course or by gaining a certificate after volunteering work). The European ENGAGE STUDENTS Project (https://www.engagestudents.eu/) explores how Service-Learning fosters student engagement as part of academic teaching and learning.

In Students as Digital Civic Engagers, our interest is to contribute our expertise on student engagement and make the most of it by creating a space for engagement with digital tools.

Coordinators: Katharina Resch, Sabine Freudhofmayer

Contact the coordinator: sabine.freudhofmayer@univie.ac.at





The European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) is an international non-governmental not-for-profit association, we were founded in 1991 and registered under Belgian law. EUCEN currently has 174 members in 36 countries, all of them being universities that are actively committed to and involved in the development of University Lifelong Learning (ULLL).



Firm believers in life long learning, education is at the heart of everything we do. Training, mentoring and online learning are three things we engage in professionally and three things we promote in our work. Over the last 20 years, Orla Casey has built up a solid reputation for innovative problem solving, economic development vision and the design, funding and delivery of game changing projects and programmes.


Canice Consulting

Canice Consulting has over twenty years’ experience in the development of innovative strategies for encouraging innovation in teaching and in particular the development of interactive, learner-led educational resources. We are committed to a strategic partnership approach and work closely with many vocational educational training institutions, higher education institutions, local government and private clients to generate innovative learning solutions and foster the knowledge sharing and collaborative processes that lead to more effective outcomes.


University of Tartu

The University of Tartu is a classical research university established in 1632. UT sees its mission in contributing to the development of society through its research and education opportunities. It seeks to achieve this by acting as the national university and an international centre of learning, guaranteeing the research-based development of higher education and offering to the society a variety of services in the fields of research and instruction.

University of Tartu is made up of 4 faculties with circa 13000 students and circa 3,600 employees including 1800 academic personnel. To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 79 partner institutions in 31 countries.


University of Minho

Founded in 1973, UMinho is one of the most important and prestigious HEIs in Portugal. It is renowned for the competence and quality of its faculty and for the level of excellence in research as well as the wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses offered and the remarkable degree of interaction with other institutions and the society in general.