CATALISI Deliverable 2.1 Knowledge sharing and Mutual Learning Plan

Institutional transformation within Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) is vital to address the current challenges and align with societal values and needs. CATALISI employs seven innovative acceleration services to drive this transformation, including Living Labs, Design Lab, Counseling, Human Capital Reinforcement, Predictive Skills Studies, Marketplace, and Community of Practice (CoP).   

The CATALISI project enables Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to pursue institutional transformation, conceiving mutual learning as an “acceleration service” for strengthening human capital, capacity building and outreach. 

The relevance of mutual learning and knowledge sharing as a methodology to strengthen the capacity of HEIs to advance towards the European Research Area (ERA) Policy Agenda for 2022-2024 is proven and required to define a detailed Knowledge Sharing and Mutual Learning Plan, led by APRE, to support this process.   

The CATALISI D.2.1 deliverable provides guidelines for the set-up and organization of Mobilization and Mutual Learning (MML) workshops and Twinning schemes to assist HEIs in acquiring knowledge of workable solutions that can be implemented in their context at institutional level.  

Knowledge Sharing and Mutual Learning Approach and activities in CATALISI 

MML actions address R&I challenges by creating diverse partnerships and ensuring R&I relevance and responsiveness, highlighting a need for targeted knowledge sharing and peer to peer learning to achieve institutional transformation. 

Knowledge sharing and mutual learning in CATALISI aim to support HEIs in their institutional transformations by providing practical knowledge, best practices, and examples benefitting from the exchange with other HEIs peers, experts and societal actors. This approach facilitates broad networking, co-creation, capacity-building, idea generation, and stakeholder engagement to manage and sustain R&I over time.  

Knowledge sharing and mutual learning in CATALISI includes three educational and learning activities, namely onsite workshops, online events, and twinning schemes: 

  1. MML onsite workshops: These events facilitate experience and knowledge exchange among HEIs. Seven workshops, one in each implementer location, involve discussions on institutional transformation roadmaps and co-creation of new solutions and pathways. 
  1. Mutual learning online events organized by APRE: these events feature Community of Practice (CoP) members sharing best practices and advising on institutional changes.  
  1. Twinning schemes: Twinning mechanisms facilitate peer-to-peer knowledge transfer and best practice implementation among HEIs. Each HEI visits threeothers, focusing on specific intervention areas like Human Capital, Research Modus Operandi, and Finance. 


In CATALISI, APRE facilitates the creation of a knowledge-sharing and mutual learning environment for exchanging ideas and sharing knowledge among participants. MML onsite workshops and Twinnig are being implemented aiming: 

  • To be informative and inspiring, motivating participants for further stimulating a positive research culture within institutions. 
  • To promote interactions with experts providing valuable insights on good practices and actionable knowledge on potential solutions. 
  • To transfer knowledge from different disciplines and from different countries.  

The value of knowledge-sharing and mutual learning thus extends beyond immediate applications in the context of specific CATALISI initiatives.

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