After a virtual workshop on 26 November 2021, multiple stakeholders in the Eurydice consortium agreed that the success of the Eurydice project relies on the participation of students from different partner institutions. Therefore, from the year 2022 there will be renewable energy competitions for students within the partner institutions.
So, to fulfill its mandate, the Eurydice Consortium invites students from its various project partners such as the following institutions of higher learning:
- Central University of Technology (CUT)
- Durban University of Technology (DUT)
- Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
- Budapest University of Technology (BME)
- University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UASTW)
- Ulm University of Applied Sciences (UUAS)
The students will participate in a series of renewable energy competitions that will be geared towards solving energy challenges identified by the Eurydice industry partners. This initiative will also enable industry leaders to provide insights on how they are dealing with various aspects of renewable energy and provide an environment for experiential learning for students from the project partner institutions.
The Eurydice project will make a difference for the next generation because it addresses a multifaceted issue that requires collaboration from multiple stakeholders who are interdependent on each other in carrying out this project successfully. This project is managed by Deloitte Limited (DT) and funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, which is mandated to improve the employability of students in the field of renewable energy in South Africa.
The Eurydice project aims to address the following:
- Bridging the gap between the theory students learn and the practices they find in the industry upon completing their studies
- Enhancing the work experience element on bachelor’s degrees offered by project partner institutions
- Increasing industry cooperation in postgraduate education research
- Delivering workshops and summer schools in all project partner institutions during the period of this project.
Calls for competition submissions are already opened and will close on 24 June 2022.