VIA University College, Aarhus, Denmark

As Denmark's largest university of applied sciences, VIA is an internationationally oriented indstitution og higher education and help develop the future of public and private professions.

VIA University College was established in 2008 as a result of a merger of a number of institutions of higher education. VIA has four faculties and the HIP project is anchored within VIA Faculty of Education and Social Science. The faculty offers bachelor degree programmes in education, administration and social studies. The programmes are closely linked to professional practice and build on research and development and the HIP project is part of the continued work to develop new and innovative methods to educate students and engage actively with practitioners and future beneficiaries of the professionals VIA educates.

VIA is lead partner in the HIP project. This means that VIA is responsible for the administration of the project, administers the finances and keeps close contact with The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Contact person, VIA University College: 

Gordon Vincenti
E: gv@via.dk
T: +45 2027 2159 

An output of working in an international Erasmus+ project is that contacts develop between educators and researchers across borders. Because of the HIP project Bodil Klausen from VIA University College met a practitioner of social care work in Ireland, Caroline Costello. Bodil was inspired by the work of Caroline and with funding from Erasmus mobilities, Bodil paid a visit to Caroline and her work place in Sligo, Ireland in the summer of 2015. The following articles are based on this exchange visit.

Publications

An important aspect of the project has been to discover how much co-creation between various stakeholders has to offer the education of future social workers and social educators. A Danish article explores the issue of co-creation and discusses how the project fits with different types of co-creation. Read the article "International samskabelse på kryds og tværs" in the magazine of the Danish Association of Social Workers "Udenfor Nummer", June 2017.

Read the article here (pages 14-25)

An article published in English - about a different aspect of the project - can be downloaded here: May I come to visit you at work? (pdf)

The article was published in Danish in the online magazine Pædagogisk Extract in the spring of 2016: I en praktikers fodspor