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Dr Dimitrios Vlachopoulos, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) associate professor in the department of Technology and Operations Management and director of the e-master programme, has brought in no less than five prestigious grants in just six months’ time in 2023, totalling a whopping €1.3 million in funding. Among these, Dimitrios’ most recent and fifth funded project has come from a further Erasmus+ fellowship for Cooperation partnerships in higher education.

This most recent Erasmus+ grant is for Dimitrios’ application, Embedding EU values in teaching and learning in higher education. Dimitrios will coordinate this 24-month collaborative project, amounting to €250,000 in Erasmus+ funding, together with a consortium of partners. Partners for this project include Centro Ricerche e Studi dei Laghi (Italy); Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation - Centre for European Constitutional Law (Greece); Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem (Czechia); and Bursa Uludağ University (Türkiye).

Says Dimitrios about his recent grant success with EmdED-EU, Securing a grant to embed EU values in higher education is not just an opportunity; it's a commitment to nurture the leaders of tomorrow with the ideals of unity, dignity, diversity and democracy, ensuring that the roots of Europe run deep in the minds of our future decision-makers.

Awarded grants and fellowship

  • EmdED-EU

2023-2025, €250,000: EU-funded Cooperation partnerships in higher education grant entitled Embedding EU values in teaching and learning in management education. This is a 24-month collaborative project being co-ordinated by Dimitrios and the consortium involves partners located in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Czech Republic.


2023-2026, €400,000: EU-funded Cooperation partnership in higher education grant entitled Envisioning sustainable futures in higher education business departments, inspired by Permaculture design principles. Lasting 36 months, Dimitrios is coordinating this collaborative project, and the consortium involves partners located in Greece, Poland, Croatia and Portugal.

  • Active Youth Hub

2023-2025, €250,000: EU-funded Cooperation partnerships for Youth entitled Active Youth Hub. This 24-month collaborative project is being coordinated by Dimitrios and the consortium involves partners located in Greece, Romania and the Netherlands.

  • Lingua Trek

2023-2026, €400,000: EU-funded Cooperation partnerships in school education grant entitled Transforming school education in Europe through digital game-based approach. This is a 34-month collaborative project and Dimitrios is a part of a consortium that involves partners located in Greece, Turkey, Poland and Portugal.

In addition to the four above-listed grants, Dimitrios was also awarded an Erasmus University Rotterdam CLI Fellowship (September 2023-September 2025) for the Alternative Assessment & Formative Feedback Toolkit project. The ultimate goal of this project is to craft a comprehensive toolkit, which will encompass top-notch practices of the most effective formative assessment and feedback (FAF) strategies, along with invaluable training resources for dedicated RSM teaching staff.

About Erasmus+ funding programme

Erasmus+ is an EU programme which supports education, training, youth and sport. The programme provides opportunities for participants to study, train, gain experience and volunteer abroad. The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.

In addition to offering grants, Erasmus+ also supports teaching, research, networking and policy debate on EU topics. The sports chapter promotes grassroots activities in sports.

More information

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

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