Gintarė Zinkevičiūtė

ECSTRA is complete!

In the midst of the pandemic – 3 forward-looking universities – Vilnius University (VU), Jean Monnet University (UJM) and University of Granada (UGR), together with two youth organisations – LieU’topie and Vilnius University Students’ Representation, began a journey of ECSTRA. After two years of thought-provoking discussions, inspiring activities and empowering people, our goals are finally …

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ECSTRA Initiatives Success Symposium in Clermont-Ferrand

On the 27th of September, LieU’topie hosted the ECSTRA Student Volunteering Recognition and Valorization Success Symposium in its community café. Organized by UJM (Université Jean Monnet) with support from LieU’topie, the event gathered personnel and representatives from UJM, UCA (Université Clermont Auvergne) and LieU’topie. All attendees were part of departments concerned with skill valorization be …

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“Ad astra”: What competencies a young person needs today?

For the third time, at the beginning of the new academic year, Vilnius University Students’ Representation invites University’s community to a discussion festival – “Ad Astra”. Inspired by ECSTRA project, one of the discussion – “What competencies a young person needs today?” – was dedicated to the importance of students’ self-expression at university. During the …

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My dream university 

Universities are institutions that have existed for the oldest since the Middle Ages. The University of Bologna has been a center of learning for over 800 years. If their core purpose has remained unchanged over centuries, universities have been through a many evolutions and revolutions. As of now in France for instance, public universities must …

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ECSTRA Training course on community management in Granada

In the spring, from the 16th to the 20th of May, a training course on social community management took place in Granada within the framework of the European project ECSTRA: Employability Competencies for Students Through Implementation and Recognition of Activities. The course, whose participants came from the universities of Vilnius (Lithuania), Jean Monnet (France) and …

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ECSTRA – bringing future creators together! 

More innovative, real-life challenges-based solutions, incorporating knowledge, methods and new ways of thinking are needed to enable young people to adapt to a rapidly changing world – ECSTRA project provides exactly that!