Europe Engage – Developing A Culture Of Civic Engagement Through Service-Learning Within Higher Education In Europe

Scientific manager: Prof.ssa Bruna Zani
Europe Engage





Sector: Higher Education

Unibo structure involved: Dipartimento di Psicologia (PSI)
Unibo Team: Team: Prof.ssa Elvira Cicognani, Prof.ssa Cinzia Albanesi, Prof.ssa Patrizia Selleri, Prof. Salvatore Zappalà, Dott.ssa Antonella Guarino


Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 01/09/2014
End Date: 31/08/2017

Budget: 340.247,93 euro
Unibo Budget: 23.332 euro


  • Coordinator: Autonomous University of Madrid (Spagna)
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam (Paesi Bassi)
  • Ghent University (Belgio)
  • Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (Portogallo)
  • University of Applied Science (Austria)
  • University of Brighton (Regno Unito)
  • University of Duisburg-Essen (Germania)
  • University of Galway (Irlanda)
  • University of Helsinki (Finlandia)
  • University of Zagreb (Croazia)
  • Vytautas Magnus University (Lituania)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna (Italia)


The ‘Europe Engage’ Project seeks to embed the concept and practice of the civic university through service learning and student engagement with community.  The overall aim of ‘Europe Engage’ will be to promote Service Learning as a pedagogical approach that embeds and develops civic engagement within higher education, students, staff and the wider community. Europe Engage will support universities in Europe to share knowledge and  build capacity to embed service-learning across the curriculum in higher education in Europe.  It will act as a regional hub from which to consolidate and articulate  the extent of service learning from universities within Europe.  It will achieve this, significantly, through the sharing of knowledge, the development of resources and case studies, the training of leadership, academic staff and students; an interactive and knowledge rich website and through interaction with project partners and the building of relationships. 

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union