Fund for Incentives
One of the core objectives of CASEE is to act as platform for developing joint educational / research / capacity building projects.
To encourage and promote promising new initiatives in line with the overall network objectives and stipulated areas of cooperation a Fund for Incentives has been established.
So far the following projects were funded:
- Winter School "Biotechnology and Food Sciences" coordinated by the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (€ 2.000)
- "EFNet - Meeting 2015". Meeting of representatives of experimental farms within the CASEE network: coordinated by BOKU (€ 2.500)
- "Machinery induced compaction of agricultural soil and mitigation strategies in the Danube Region": coordinated by BOKU (3.500)
- Summer School "Plant and Fish Biodiversity in the Danube Delta": coordinated by the University of Agriculture Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj - Napoca (USAMV) (€ 7.250)
- "The Soil Resources in the Danube Region: Threats and Opportunities for Sustainable Soil Use" : coordinated by BOKU (€ 5.000)
- "Intercultural Learning with Focus on Sustainable Agriculture, Food Production and Food Protection in the Danube Region" : coordinated by USAMVB Timisoara (€ 5.000)
- "European Studies Week" : coordinated by the National Agrarian University of Ukraine (€ 2.885)
- Summer School "Climate Change and Natural Resource Management" : coordinated by the University of Zagreb (€ 4.500)
- "Mechanization and Energy Use in Selected Arable Farms in Central and South Eastern Europe": coordinated by BOKU (€ 4.500)
"Internationalizing CASEE network by introducing innovative mobility activities and defining quality criteria"
In December 2015, a new CASEE project was funded by the IMPULSE program of OeAD (Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research): CASEE-In. The aim of the project is to develop guidelines for internationalisation of universities and e-learning courses to prepare Master students for presentations at scientific conferences.
The project consortium consists of University of Zagreb, Szent Istvan University of Gödöllö, Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael 1st” of Timisoara, State Agrarian University of Moldova in Chisinau and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna as coordinator.
Further information on the project will soon be available on the website http://casee-in.usab-tm.ro/index.html
CASEE Projects in the frame of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region
CASEE is one of the few academic networks mentioned in the EU Strategy for the Danube region (EUSDR) and is actively involved in the Priority Area 7: Working Group on Higher Education and Mobility.
Currently CASEE actively participates in the PA 7 flagship project: “Danube River REsearch And Management – DREAM”. Subproject: SEDDON: Sediment Research and –management at the Danube River (part of activity 1 of the flagship EUSDR project DREAM)