O-Health-Edu – Advancing Oral Health: A vision for dental education
The main objective of this project is to gain a validated and research grounded understanding of the realities of dental education within the EU territory. This project is driven by three overarching objectives:
• to provide an overview of the current situation of dental education in Europe;
• to enable a shared understanding and a common vision among all European stakeholders and policymakers for the education of oral health professionals and to outline priorities for the future;
• to define priorities for a strategic vision and support changes to oral health education in 2030.
The project has been submitted within the Erasmus+ programme Key Action 2 (Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices) and is a strategic partnership in the field of higher education and supports innovation.
The project will enable transparency and recognising skills and qualifications as well as support learning and labour mobility and facilitate transitions between education / training and the labour market. It will also enable automatic mutual recognition, the possibility to compare qualifications and learning outcomes and improve services and information / guidance on skills and qualifications.
Teaching excellence will be highlighted and promoted by:
- promoting effective incentive structures and human resources policies at both a national and institutional level;
- encouraging training of academics and exchange of good practices (for instance through collaborative platforms) in new and innovative pedagogies, including multi-disciplinary approaches, new curriculum design, delivery and assessment methods;
- linking education with research and innovation, fostering an entrepreneurial, open and innovative higher education sector;
- promoting learning and teaching partnerships with commercial and non-commercial partners in the private sector.
Project consortium consists of nine partnering universities:
- UCA, Clermont-Ferrand, France (coordinator / project leader)
- Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
- University of Barcelona, Spain
- Paris Descartes University, France
- University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
- Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
- University of Breschia, Italy
- Malmö University, Sweden
- Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), Dublin, Ireland
- associated partners – stakeholders and actors in the dental field
- First O-Health-Edu Transnational Partnership Meeting was held in Barcelona (Spain) 20–21 February 2020
Full meeting report