EDU-LAB is a project funded by the European Union aiming to improve the professional chances of young people in the Danube region.

The starting point for developing a new mindset is capacity development. EDU-LAB brings together partners from the higher education sector, business organizations, national public authorities and policy makers. This joint learning process will include further actors from civil society.

More than 20 partners from 10 countries will cooperate for 2,5 years to link education to employment in a sustainable way. A new governance model will be developed with the goal to create a binding commitment by the “Danubian Charter for young talents”.

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EDU-LAB mainly aims at improving institutional capacities to increase the labour market relevance of higher education with a view to retain more young talents studying and working in the Danube region.

  • Enhance cooperation between business, HE and public authorities
  • Encourage the further development of Higher Education Acts
  • Foster the creation of more professionally-oriented study programmes
  1. National public Authorities
  2. Higher Education bodies and
  3. Business Support Organisations
  1. European Foundation for Education, Germany (leading partner)
  2. Bulgarian Industrial Association /BIA/
  3. Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria
  4. Municipality of Vratsa, Bulgaria
  5. Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  6. Knowledge at Work Foundation, Croatia
  7. VERN' University of Applied Sciences, Croatia
  8. Kecskemét College, Hungary
  9. German Business Club Transylvania, Romania
  10. Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
  11. Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
  12. German-Slovak Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Slovakia
  13. Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic, Slovakia
  14. University of Maribor, Slovenia
  15. Regional Development Agency of Northern Primorska Ltd. Nova, Slovenia
  16. Mechanical Engineering Faculty (University of Sarajevo), Bosnia and Herzegovina
  17. LiNK Mostar, Association for Entrepreneurship and Business LINK, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  18. Development Agency of the Una-Sana Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  19. Department for Development and International Projects, Government of Zenica-Doboj Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  20. Institute Mihajlo Pupin, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  21. Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

Associated partners:

Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia

Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Croatia

Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary

Danube Rectors' Conference, Gelgium

2 528 088 €

Danube Transnational Programme