European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are increasingly engaged in society and therefore play a growing role in regional and social development. As a result of the increasing international cooperation, successful collaboration in the digital spere is becoming more and more critical. However, to date, collaboration between HEI and NGOs in the digital sphere has been somewhat neglected, leading to a lack of insight.
The CoCreAid Kit 4.0 focuses on overcoming barriers to cooperation arising when HEIs and NGOs co-create digitally. The aim is to increase social impact in participating European countries and beyond. Furthermore, digital competencies will be strengthened among the project partners through practical application.
This website guides you through the wide variety of digital platforms and co-creation methods. Additionally, you will find best practices for successful digital co-creation.
The report examines the current success factors, barriers, and requirements to digital co-creation between HEIs and NGOs. By means of desk research, digital platforms and methods were identified and checked for their suitability for digital co-creation. To get a deeper understanding of the needs and requirements of involved actors towards graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and digital methodologies in co-creation projects, 80 semi-structured qualitative interviews with experts in digital co-creation from HEIs and NGOs were conducted. The report will provide a solid basis for the development of the GUI (Milestone 2).
The insights gained in Milestone 1 are later consolidated into a GUI that serves as an all-in-one user platform for digital co-creation by integrating a knowledge base, existing platforms, and methods. It will guide users to the individual co-creation methods depending on their needs and their project progress.
The CoCreAid Kit 4.0 will increase the successfully collaboration of academics and NGOs in digital co-creation projects.
Milestone 3 is concerned with pilot testing the digital CoCreAid Kit 4.0. Validations will be produced in the form of a report and this validation will be used for further improvement of the Kit. This result will allow us to address user specific issues ensuring that our GUI has the highest standard.