The project


Program Title: Erasmus+      Call: 2021

Key action: KA220-HED – Cooperation partnerships in higher education

Project Title: European network in D-flexible teaching (ENID-Teach)

Project Reference: 2021-1-ES01-KA220-HED-000027551


Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia [UNED] (Spain) (Coordinator)
Asociación Savoir*Devenir [S*D] (France)
Burgas Free University [BFU] (Bulgaria)
Universidade Aberta de Portugal [UAb] (Portugal)
Università degli Studi di Catania [UNICT] (Italy)
ECO Digital Learning, S.L. [ECO] (Spain)
MAG-Uninettuno s.r.l. [MAG] (Italy)

Project summary

The crisis caused by COVID-19 has imposed, on the one hand, social isolation in different degrees depending on the evolution of the pandemic and, on the other hand, the adaptation of the universities’ education system and learning processes to a digital model.
On the one hand, social isolation has caused the disappearance of inter-university networks which under normal circumstances would have been strongly cohesive. The aim of this project is to re-establish the university network that allows the strengthening of connections between European universities, focusing on the teaching staff as intra- and inter-university anchors which facilitate the constitution of a knowledge transfer network related to good digital and flexible teaching practices. …. >>>


The main objective of the project is the digital training of academics in digital pedagogies, and the involvement of this community in building distributed but cohesive network of cooperation for the exchange of good practices and digital transformation.
The specific objectives are:
  • Objective 1: Reinforce the design and outreach of flexible teaching practices that harness the resilience of university institutions to different pedagogical scenarios and facilitate educational access to disadvantaged groups.
  • Objective 2: Provide online training to lecturers on flexible digital teaching practices (connected, collaborative and research, active and inverted) and the creation of accessible and inclusive content. To do so, we will harness a methodology based on microlearning (microlessons and Nano Open Online Courses) and on a critical, social, and network pedagogical model.
  • Objective 3: Cement a model of European inter-university cooperation by creating a cohesive and distributed university network where teachers are posited as intermediary connection nodes (anchors) within and between universities for the exchange of practices in flexible digital teaching methods.
  • Objective 4: Generate added value for the Erasmus+ program by offering an online training program in innovative digital methodologies that is multilingual (Spanish, French, English, Italian and Portuguese) and based on microlearning techniques (NOOCs). This will shore up lifelong learning and the recognition of official credits, and facilitate educational access to disadvantaged groups.


The four main activities will have a leader, although the responsibility for their development rests with the entire consortium:
  • A1.PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNED (Spain): brings the entire packet of activities described above.
  • A2. Dissemination and promotion (Spain): creation the dissemination strategy and the dissemination plan (roles, responsibilities, calendar, actions …), as well as specifying dissemination actions (web, newsletters, press, conferences, publications, radio, etc.). The three organization are:
    – specific campaigns on social networks (ECO Digital Learning),
    – organization and enrichment of the project’s web space ( (MAG-UNINETTUNO)
    – and EPALE shares (UNED and Savoir*Devenir)
  • A3.Exploitation (BFU): a sustainability and exploitation plan is designed which includes a set of actions to ensure maximum contacts and resources at the end of the project.
  • A4.Evaluation of the project (UAb): it includes a set of activities that make the evaluation of the project possible, guaranteeing the monitoring of the progress and quality of the project. The quality plan of the Project is also included.


Project execution will be collaborative and all partners. Alignment between partners is expected and the project objectives will be achieved in a collaborative manner. The different supported activities are inter-related and will in some cases be developed in parallel and in others be the basis for implementing the next ones.
The project will develop six activities:
  • Activity 1: Pedagogical design and preparation of the training program: led by Savoir*Devenir (France)
  • Activity 2: Content development, digitization, integration, and production of the OERs: led by the MAG-UNINETTUNO (Italy)
  • Activity 3: Content development, digitisation and NOOC integration and production: led by UNED (Spain)
  • Activity 4: Microlearning Program Implementation: led by UNED (Spain)
  • Activity 5: Microlearning programme evaluation: led by UAb (Portugal), which will carry out the design and development of the course validation plan
  • Activity 6: Creation of a network of inter-university cooperation to generate flexible and innovative practices, will be carried out. It will be led by UNED (Spain)


The tangible results are the intellectual efforts that come together to achieve the main objective of digital training in flexible pedagogies and in the creation of the cooperation network between academics. These outcomes are:
  • R1. Training Programme on digital skills in Flexible and Innovative Methodologies: A microlearning programme in digital training in flexible and innovative pedagogies, which will consist of five multilingual NOOC (NANO Open, Massive and Online Course) (English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish).
  • R2. NOOCs (NANO Open, Massive and Online Courses) in flexible methodologies: 1. Connected and critical; 2. Collaborative and research; 3. Active and gamified; 4. Inverted or Flipped; 5. Design of flexible learning digital programs.
  • R3. Guide to good practices in flexible digital pedagogies. Based on the objective results, a guide to good practices in flexible digital pedagogics will be developed.
  • R4. European network in D-flexible teaching: The main project goal is to develop an international distributed network of cooperation where teachers are configured as nodes that make inter- and intra-university connections possible and the dissemination of good, digital and innovative teaching practices.
  • R5. Effectiveness research of microlearning based on NOOC which allows to advance a new way of learning through microlessons and in open environments. It will make it possible to reinforce new teaching methods on the basis of reliable scientific results.
The main intangible result is the generation of added value to the Erasmus + programme through the offer of this digital training programme. Participating academics will have improved their ability to work in teams, to organize themselves autonomously and to solve day-to-day problems of the teaching practice.

Green Footprint Strategy

The European Commission’s strategic long-term vision for Europe is to lead the transition towards a climate-neutral economy by 2050, that is, an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. In order to pursue this objective, the European Commission has launched several initiatives, policies and guidelines.
In line with this objective, the ENID-Teach partnership has adopted a Green Footprint Strategy, including concrete actions and good practices in order to implement the project with the minimal environmental impact.