The history of EVA
The European Virtual Academy, started as an ERASMUS project set up in 2011 and funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.
The initial project members were these five European Universities:
• Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj (UBB, RO)
• Milano-Bicocca University (UNIMIB, IT)
• University of Applied Sciences Tampere (TAMK, FI)
• Sapientia University Cluj (SHUT, RO)
• University of Applied Sciences Mittweida (HSMW, DE)
EVA was intended to be a platform, which would enhance the quality of teaching and learning. This would likewise increase the amount of European cooperation between universities and boost the overall teaching quality. After the funding period, which lasted from 2011 to 2013, the partners agreed to continue activities on a voluntary basis. In 2017 the Spanish University of Sevilla joined EVA.
The basic idea behind EVA has been to facilitate the development and exchange of best practices in education and training as well as to boost the knowledge transfer among universities and teaching institutions within the EVA network and beyond. Furthermore, EVA has also become a key instrument to foster international mobility. Today it is an acknowledged, successful online platform to give people the opportunity to study more flexible and varied.