This week I travelled to Oporto to attend the official launching of a European Project for the building of capacities LAPASSION (Latin-America Practices and Soft Skills for an Innovation Oriented Network). Our research group, BISITE, will collaborate in the project. The project will facilitate the exchange of students and researchers from twenty European and American universities, as well as the development of collaborative multidisciplinary projects and the launching of challenges and creation of entrepreneurial projects. This project comes about as a result of the large-scale unemployment of youth that can be found in the countries participating in the Project (Portugal, Finland, Spain, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile). We can work towards greater employability by organizing internships and teaching innovation and internationalization skills.

The partners that are involved in this project have been selected for their vast experience in cooperation activities with Latin American countries and participation in co-creation and co-development activities. They are listed in the table below:

LAPASSION project partners and source country

Polytechnic of Porto (IPP) Portugal
Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) Finland
University of Vigo (UVIGO) Spain
University of Salamanca (USAL) Spain
Federal Institute Sul Riograndense (IFSul) Brazil
Federal Institute of Triângulo Mineiro (IFTM) Brazil
Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG) Brazil
Federal Institute of Maranhão (IFMA) Brazil
Federal Institute of Amazonas (IFAM) Brazil
University of the Republic of Uruguay (UDELAR) Uruguay
Technical University of Uruguay (UTEC) Uruguay
Foundation of Professional Institute (DUOC) Chile
Catholic University of Chile (PUC) Chile
Association of Enterprises of Portugal (AEP) Portugal
Council of Rectors of Federal Institutes (CONIF) Brazil

Go to  if you are interested in learning more about this interesting project and also check out our website to find all the projects BISITE collaborates in.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Catedrático en el Área de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial de la Universidad de Salamanca. Director del Grupo de Investigación BISITE // Full Professor in Area of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Salamanca. Director of the BISITE Research Group

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