We are excited to share some great news about our CONNECT project „Connecting universities-industry through smart entrepreneurial cooperation and competitive intelligence of students in Moldova, Georgia and Armenia”, co-funded by the EU under the Erasmus+ program. 

We recently had an incredible Management Meeting of the consortium members in Tbilisi, Georgia hosted by two HEIs – Ilya State University and Shota Rustaveli University of Theater and Cinema (TAFU), held on 24.04.-28.04.23! 


The meeting served as a platform for our partners to come together and discuss the progress and future direction of the Connect project activities. It was an opportunity to align our strategies, share insights, and strengthen our collaborative efforts. We firmly believe that teamwork and effective communication are the keys to achieving our goals.


The agenda was packed with productive sessions and engaging presentations. We covered various topics related to project milestones, challenges, and opportunities within the following working packages:

  • WP3 Development and improvement of framework conditions
  • WP4 Implementation of new non-formal approach and joint use of

co-creative spaces

  • WP5 Dissemination
  • WP6 Quality control and monitoring
  • WP7 Project Management
  • WP7 Project Management


Beyond the formal sessions, the Management Meeting also fostered valuable networking opportunities. Partners had the chance to connect on a personal level, strengthening relationships and building a sense of camaraderie. These connections will undoubtedly enhance collaboration and facilitate smoother project implementation going forward.


The Management Meeting was truly a milestone in our journey towards making a meaningful impact through the Connect project.


We extend our thanks to the host institutions for organizing this meeting and all our partners for their active participation and valuable contributions. Together, we are making a difference and transforming education through connectivity. 

Stay tuned for more updates on our exciting progress!


The CONNECT project is implemented with the support of the EU within the framework of the Erasmus+ program and is a continuation of the SMART project “Fostering University-Enterprise Cooperation and Entrepreneurship of Students via Smart Caffes” 585620-EPP-1- 2017-1-ELEPPKA2-CBHE-JP.