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Core Management Team

  • Nadia FERNANDEZ DE PINEDO (UAM) - project coordinator
  • Alexandru CARȚIȘ (UB)
  • Céline REYNAUD (UofG)
  • Monica FASCIANI (SUR)

Enlarged Management Team

  1. WP1 - Project Management Coordination, is co-lead by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (AUM) and University of Bucharest (UB)
    1. Objectives
      1. Management and coordination for the entire project to successfully implement all activities.
      2. Ensure smooth financial and administrative management and coordination.
      3. Coordinate the achievement of all tasks and deliverables.
      4. Organise the project and establish a fully functional project consortium.
      5. Report the project activities, results, and financial situation.
      6. Implement procedures for quality, control, and communication management within the consortium.
      7. Detect, analyse, and manage risks.
    2. WP Leader: Nadia FERNANDEZ DE PINEDO (UAM)
    3. WP co-Leader: Alexandru CARTIS (UB)


WP2 - EUROSUD Joint Programme and the European Degree Label, is co-lead by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (AUM) and University of Glasgow (UofG), as coordinators of the EUROSUD.

  1. Objectives
    1. Test the European Degree Label criteria on the EUROSUD joint degree programme and issue a European Degree Label for the students graduating the programme.
    2. Cooperate with the European Commission and other relevant actors in designing a template for a European Degree Label.
    3. Provide a set of recommendations and results related to the proposed of the criteria, as well as means for optimisation and update for future work in this line, as part of the European Commission’s work on a European approach on European Degrees.
  2. WP Leader: Angela MELLEY (UofG)
  3. WP co-Leader: Fernando DÍEZ (UAM)


WP3 - Transferability and improvement of European Criteria, is co-lead by Sapienza Università di Roma (SUR) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

  1. Objectives
    1. Test the European Degree Label criteria on extended list of programmes and educational activities developed by CIVIS Alliance member universities.
    2. Replicate the screening and testing process on a larger scale, covering multiple regional and local contexts, fields of studies, types of programmes.
    3. Extend coverage of recommendations and proposals for a European approach on European Degrees to wider geographical and educational landscape.
  2. WP Leader: Fiorenza DERIU (SUR)
  3. WP co-Leader: Fernando DÍEZ (UAM)


WP4 - Communication and dissemination, is co-lead by National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

  1. Objectives:
    1. Assuring communication, promotion, and results dissemination for all activities in the project.
    2. Organise meetings and events included in the projects and in line with the tasks and deliverables of the project.
  2. WP Leader: Ilias ANTONIOU (NKUA)
  3. WP co-Leader: Nadia FERNANDEZ DE PINEDO (UAM)
  4. Communication Officer: Foteini PANTIORA (NKUA)

Experts Groups

SMARTT Leading Expert: Romiță IUCU (UB)

  1. Core Expert Group
Name and surname University / Institution
Romiță Iucu University of Bucharest
Simona Iftimescu
Sophia Papaioannou National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Fiorenza Deriu

Sapienza Università di Roma

Enrique Martin Santamaria Aix-Marseille Université
Philipe Knaut
Angela Melley University of Glasgow
Fernando Díez Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
George Gunnesch University of Bucharest
Duncan Ross University of Glasgow
Myrto Tsakatika
Carol Cairney
Lynn Esson
Ruth Begley


Enlarged Expert Group

Name and Surname University / Institution / Alliance

Christian Zettl

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen/CIVIS

Laurent Dutoit HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland/UNITA
Günter Wageneder Paris Lodron University of Salzburg/CIVIS
Wim SCHEENEN Radboud University, the Netherlands, NeurotechEU
Camilla NORRBIN Stockholm University/CIVIS
Elias Schwieler
Claire DEVOS Université de Lille, France / International Office / NeurotechEU member
Charlotte CROIGNY
Sophia KANDI
Paola Vellani

Université libre de Bruxelles/CIVIS

Simone Guccione University of Lausanne/CIVIS
Boštjan Markoli University of Ljubljana / EUTOPIA
Günter WAGENEDER University of Salzburg (PLUS)/CIVIS
Marcella Costa University of Turin/UNITA
Manuela Consito
Lize De Potter

Vrije Universiteit Brussel/EUTOPIA

Rosette S'Jegers
Bogdan Nadolu West University of Timisoara/UNITA
Vlad Chereches


SMARTT data analyst: George GUNNESCH-LUCA (UB)

SMARTT Councils

Education Advisory Council (EAC) is composed of two bodies which will define and bring their expertise when designing the tools for testing the criteria, analysing the results and providing guidelines and recommendations related to the proposed label.

  • The CIVIS Educational Committee (CEC) has one academic authority for the education of each member university, or the person delegated by the authorities of the university and a high-ranking administrator in education from each member university. The EAC defines the framework for programmes and degrees and gives recommendations. The Education Council usually meets online. Additional meetings can be organised as needed whenever particular points on the WP2 and WP3 require their participation.
  • The Global Educational Committee (GEC) is composed of one member of each associated partners of HEIs outside the CIVIS alliance and will bring their expertise in specific criteria linked to their specific interests. One expert from each institution will take part in this committee. They will meet as needed after analysing the results obtained in WP2 and WP3 for the elaboration of the recommended guidelines to the Commission