The Innovating Teaching and Learning of European Studies (INOTLES) project (01/01/2014-30/11/2016) contributes to curricular reform and modernisation of higher education in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, by implementing innovative pedagogies in European Studies courses at MA level. Building on a systematic review of pedagogies in European Studies, INOTLES will bring together Eastern partners with EU university centres of excellence in assorted approaches (including e-learning, problem-based learning and simulations) to create flexible resources for use in the full range of European Studies provision. These will be implemented in 6 partner institutions in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and in collaborative teaching, in the form of 6 individual courses within local MA programmes – as well as one collaboratively taught course across all partners - acting as demonstrator platforms and as sites for evaluation. Moreover, the modules will form the basis for an online interactive website and wiki, open to all, where the work of a new community of experts created by INOTLES can share expertise with peers elsewhere.
By establishing best practice, creating training materials and establishing Centres for European Studies in each partner state, INOTLES will enhance institutional capacity, promote transnational cooperation and strengthen the employability of students in a model that will potentially serve as a model to the higher education community more generally. Dissemination will be directed towards outputs in both pedagogical practice and research papers, underpinned by a robust system of peer-support and evaluation.