The rising projection of universities outdoors has brought the possibility of accomplishing combined actions with different opposite parts (associated universities, ONGDS, cooperation agencies, public administrations, etc.) which have resulted an endless amount of agreements, mobilities, projects and international voluntary programmes.
The University, as institution equipped of technical and high-qualified human resources in every knowledge field and, as education engine and sensibility for future generations, constitutes a privileged range for the Development Cooperation. During last years, university development cooperation (CUD) has increased its fields of action with importance and agreement, reflected in the Conduct Code of Spanish Universities in matters of the Development Cooperation, which was approved the 20th December in 2006 by the Government Council of the University of Cadiz (published in BOUCA nº51).
The University of Cádiz has opted for internationalization in its II Strategic Plan 2015-2020 and is leading the project European University of the Seas (SEA-EU) financed by the European Commission, whose objective is the articulation of a new European model of cooperation between Universities in the 2025-2030 timeframe; which is projected as a great opportunity in the field of Cooperation and international volunteering for the six entities that make up the consortium: University of Western Brittany (UBO) in France, University of Kiel in Germany (CAU), Gandsk University (UG) in Poland, University of Split (UNIST) in Croatia and the University of Malta (UM).
In addition, the University has as a reference framework in the fields of development and International Volunteering, respectively, international, state and regional regulations, the guidelines of the V Master Plan of Spanish Cooperation 2018-2021 and the III Andalusian Plan for Development Cooperation. 2020-2023 as well as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, which sets out 17 objectives and 169 goals that cover the economic, social and environmental spheres. Likewise, the Action Plan for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda of the Government of Spain and the Commitment of Spanish Universities with the 2030 Agenda (CRUE) must be kept in mind.
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Being conscious of the importance of the current challenges which the 2030 Agenda presents for society, from the Development Cooperation Office we COMPROMISE to contribute in the objective of ODS through three main working lines and three central concepts of university cooperation action to the transverse development for the proposed working lines:
- . Development Cooperation and humanitarian action
- . Education for the development
- . International voluntary service.
CUD’S LINES OF APPROACH:
- . Institutional strengthening and connection to international networks and projects.
- . Training and awareness in Education for Development and disaster prevention.
- . Support for Research for Development and Sustainability and transfer of knowledge and technology on Development.
Development Cooperation Office
Rafael Jiménez Castañeda
Vicerrector de Internacionalización
Germán Jiménez Ferrer
Director de la oficina
Vicerrectorado de Internacionalización
Oficina de Cooperación Internacional
Universidad de Cádiz
Edificio Hospital Real