EU Projects

aLIFEca – Virtual Open Course of Automotive Life Cycle Assessment

  • Applicant — VSB-Technical University of Ostrava
  • Partners — Vysoká škola NEWTON, a.s., Scoveco, s.r.o., Silesian University of Technology, Spin 360, SRL, University of Zilina
  • Associated Partners —  ACEA: European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, ASA: Automotive Skills Association
  • Project identification code — 2021 – 1‑CZ01-KA220-HED-000032222    
  • Project duration — 1/11/2021 – 31/10/2023    
  • Budget — 276 970 EUR
  • Financed by - Erasmus+ Programme, call 2021, round 1, key action KA2, Action type KA220-HED- Cooperation partnerships in higher education


The main project priority is to develop a highly specialised and professional course of top quality on life cycle assessment (LCA) in automotive which will be in a form of massive open online courses (MOOC). MOOCs represent innovative teaching and learning in their own character, being run online, aimed at unlimited participation worldwide and open access via the web. The project focuses on a MOOC with the certification framework and practical examples, covering the area of sustainable approach in automotive industry to enhance the quality life-long learning opportunities and contribute to the transformation to Digital Europe. The MOOC will reflect the specific needs of latest skills and specific requirements in green mobility in view of the EU green strategy and European Green Deal plan. At the end of the project, it will be mapped into EU-wide database of training and education courses offered towards Automotive Ecosystem. The project results will be shared publicly and to Automotive Skills Association partnership as Pact for Skills for Automotive-Mobility Sector.

MUDIPLAT – multidimensional diagnostic platform and methodology to support the development of an individual‘s natural potentials

  • Applicant – NEWTON University
  • Partners – University of Wroclaw
  • Project identification code – 2021 – 1 – CZ01 – KA210 – ADU — 000035065
  • Project duration — 1/12/2021 – 1/10/2022
  • Budget – 60 000 EUR
  • Financed by – Erasmus + Programme


The goal of the project is to create a methodology to support the development of natural
potentials of individuals and a blended pilot training for the development of natural
potentials. The aim of the training is to verify the proposed methodology and test the online
platform. Participants will also be trained to become mentors to lead individual trainings and
consult the platform outputs. A workshop will be held in order to acquaint the professional
public with the outputs of the project. The results of the project include: methodology to
support the development of an individual’s natural potential, multidimensional diagnostic
platform for objective self-assessment and support for the development of an individual’s
natural potential and 20 pilot training graduates who will be simultaneously certified as
future lecturers.


Project for Assessment and Support of Key Skills/​Competences

  • Applicant — STU — Slovenská technická univerzita V Bratislave
  • Partners — Vysoká škola NEWTON, a.s., VŠB — Technická univerzita Ostrava, SPIN 360 SRL, ASA Asbl
  • Project identification code — No2022-1-SK01-KA220-VET-000088988
  • Project duration — 01/09/2022 — 31/08/2024
  • Budget — 250 000 EUR
  • Financed by — Erasmus+ Programme, call 2022, Round 1, key action KA2, Action type KA220-VET- Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training


The proposed project aims to support the Key Skills/​​Competences recognition to enable and support creating of new methods of the Key Skill/​​Competence measurement. Key Skills/​​Competences are essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help organisations and individuals to succeed in the digital transformation in the time of changing and growin requirements for vocational skills. In our case we will concentrate specifically on soft skills like Teamwork, Responsibility, Commercial Awareness, Decision Making, Communication, Leadership, Presentation, Trustworthiness & Ethics, Results Orientation, Problem Solving, Innovativeness & Creativity, Sustainability and/​​or Organizational Skills. The exact selection of the narrower range of these skills will the outcome of the first part of the project based on research of mostly required competences in the selected part of the labor market (in our case it is namely the automotive industry). Based on the analysis of the collected information, a methodology and guidelines for the assessment of key skills/​​competences will be developed and validated by pilot measurements in partner countries. The effort will then result in the production of digital, internationally recognisable micro-certificates.

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ChemSkills: enabling the green and digital skills transformation of the chemical industry

  • Applicant —  European chemical employers group
  • Partners — Vysoka skola NEWTON, a.s., Conseil Europeen de l’Industrie Chimique, Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, VSB — Technical University of Ostrava, Universiteit Twente, European Plastics Converters, HaskoningDHV Nederland BV, European Landowners Organization, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association, IKEM-Innovations-och Kemiindustrierna i Sverige AB, Universiteit Maastricht, Chemeot Innovation and Learning Labs BV, Bundesarbeitgeberverband Chemie e.V., Rubber Manufacturers Association of Finland, Technische Universitat Wien, Univerzitet U Novom Sadu, European Chemical Regions Network, Federchimica — Federazione Nazionale Dell’ Industria Chimica, Istituto Tecnico Superiore per le Nuove Tecnologie della Vita, Institut National de Formation et d’Enseignement Professionnel du Caoutchouc, Wirtschaftskammer Osterreich, Association des Constructeurs Europeens d’Automobiles GIE European Automobile Manufacturers Associations, Gospodarska Zbornica Slovenije, Agriland Nord, Association for Innovative Farming, Provadis School of International Management and Technology AG, Cotec Portugal Associacao Empresarial para a Inovacao, Croatian Chamber of Economy CCE, Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave, AstraZeneca AB, Hrvatska Udruga Poslodavaca, Fédération Européenne des Cadres de la Chimie et des Industries Annexes, Agricultural Association of the Czech Republic.
  • Associated Partners —  HBLVA fuer Chemische Industrie, Industriall european trade union association de fait.
  • Project identification code —  GAP-101103234
  • Project duration — 1/6/2023 – 1/6/2027    
  • Budget — 4 981 406 EUR Grant: 3 985 110 EUR
  • Financed by —  Call: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-PI-ALL-INNO (Partnerships for Innovation: Alliances) 



The main objective of the project “ChemSkills” is to facilitate the transformation of the chemical industry by addressing the challenges of green and digital initiatives, circularity, and sustainability. The project aims to identify and develop the necessary skills in the areas of green and digital technologies, as well as the production of safe and sustainable chemicals within a low-carbon energy-intensive ecosystem. By focusing on sub-sectors such as plastics, consumer chemicals, fertilizers, rubber, pharmaceuticals, and petrochemicals, the project aims to map existing skills, create emerging occupational profiles, and establish relevant qualifications at both vocational education and training (VET) levels (EQF levels 3 to 5) and tertiary levels (EQF levels 6 to 8). 

Newton University is in charge of work package 2, which focuses on project dissemination and project communication coordination. The package will include a separate project website, individual social media accounts and a regular newsletter. The package is linked to all project activities.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.