MENON EU-USR project: advancing university social responsibility in Europe
This month EUCIS-LLL took part in a focus group organised by the MENON network in the framework of the EU-USR project. The initiative, focused on Comparative Research on University Social Responsibility in Europe and Development of a Community Reference Framework, was conceived as a response to the policy priority of the European Commission about the need for a common social responsibility strategy for all European universities. In this context, the EU-USR project creates a European model to enhance social responsibility of universities in a long-term perspective. To this end, the project uses a bottom-up approach which starts from some leading EU universities in the field of USR. EU-USR supports the achievement of a European Area of Higher Education by developing of a common European Framework for Universities Social Responsibility. EUCIS-LLL notably provided expertise on the project Manifesto that should be soon released and precise the consortium objectives.