About the project

About community engagement

Community engagement refers to the development of relationships by higher education institutions with stakeholders in their local or regional communities in order to address societal needs, in a way that is mutually beneficial.

Project objective

The objective of the TEFCE project is to develop innovative and feasible policy tools at the university and European level for supporting, monitoring and assessing the community engagement of higher education institutions.

Work packages


Project management and quality assurance


Mapping and critical synthesis of research, policy and practice oncommunity engagement


Developing an innovative toolbox (comprising measuresfor guidance, assessment and peer-learning) on community engagement


Piloting the community engagement toolbox atuniversities and their local communities


Assessing the feasibility of developing policy tools for communityengagement at the EU level


Stakeholder consultation and projectexploitation / sustainability


Visibility and dissemination

Other information

Project duration

1 January 2018 - 31 December 2020.


European Commission, Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 3, Forward LookingCooperation Projects (grant agreement: 590200-EPP-1-2017-1-DE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD)

Project Coordinators

Project Partners

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TEFCE Kick-off meeting, Dresden (March 2018)

Project funding

Project co-financing

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