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CATALISI Methodology

CATALISI will analyse how the governance of Higher Education Institutions can be changed, considering the governance as a way in which societal and state actors intentionally interact in order to transform Science Technology and Innovation systems, by regulating issues of societal concern. 

CATALISI has identified three main domains composed by different intervention areas that indicate the content of specific institutional transformations:

Research careers and talent support: qualifications & research careers, research assessment, digitalization, talent circulation & mobility, life-long learning, gender equality & inclusiveness.
Research Modus Operandi: open science, public engagement & outreach, sharing of infrastructure and capacities.
Sustainable research and education: sustainability in education & funding, sustainability in research and campus operations.

CATALISI also aims to promote Institutional transformation with specific focus on gender equality and inclusion. Open science is a principle, driver, and strategy, fostering a sense of empowerment and creating conditions of full transparency, accountability, and trust.

CATALISI has been built upon 2 blocks:

  • Four facilitators will accelerate and facilitate the transformational pathways of HEIs through the acceleration services, the knowledge transfer, and the implementation of activities co-designed.
  • Implementers are the Higher Education Institutions that will implement new reforms in their structures intervening on specific domains and intervention areas.

CATALISI is divided in six Work Packages:

WP1 will ensure the co-design and implementation of Acting Living Labs throughout the project.

WP2: creation of the Knowledge sharing and mutual learning programme.

WP3 will guarantee the design, implementation and sustainability of the institutional transformations.

The whole process will be constantly monitored and assessed through WP4 that will develop monitoring and assessment toolkits to keep track of the progress related to the Institutional Transformations through the adoption of acceleration.

WP4 will also provide strategic information and guidance, through policy recommendations about the structural and institutional changes that are needed to maximize the value of research and its impact within the European region.

WP5 (F6S), together with WP6 (APRE) are cross-cutting and linked to all other WPs’ activities (communication and management).