Joint University And Small And Medium - Sized Enterprises (SME) Training (JUST)

Title of the project: JUST – Joint University and Small and medium sized enterprises Training
Project manager at FUDŠ: mag. Jasmina Jakomin
Programme: Erasmus+Key action: KA220 HED – Cooperation partnerships in higher education

Project duration: 30 months
Project start: 1.1.2022
Project end: 30.6.2024

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  • Fakulteta za uporabne družbene študije Nova Gorica (SLO)
  • RRA Severne Primorske (SLO)
  • Universidad de Malaga (ES)
  • Internet Web Solutions (ES)
  • Universita degli studi Gabriele D’annunzio Di Chieti-Pescara (IT)
  • IDP SAS (IT)
  • Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave (SK)
  • Slovak Business Agency (SK)
  • Institut de Haute Formation Aux Politiques Communautaires (BE)

Project description:

The JUST project addresses cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a special focus on smaller educational institutions and smaller businesses.


Collaboration between higher education institutions and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises is always considered instrumental to realize the “knowledge triangle”, enhancing innovation, bridging the mismatch between supply & demand for skills and shortening the transition between the world of education and the world of work.

Implementation Suite

Just Implementation Suite is conceived as a comprehensive set of guidelines to mainstream and facilitate the replicability of the JUST beyond the formal timeline of the project and partnership itself.


Just Training consists of comprehensive training materials tailored to the most wanted skills required by employers from graduates.


JUST will empower collaboration between higher education institutions and the private sector for students’ employability and their entry into the labour market.

Results / Activities:

Result 1 – JUST OER Platform & Networking space

Result 2 – Develop the model for U/SME collaboration

Result 3 – Bridging the Gap between Education and Employment: JUST Project Achieves Milestone in Training Curriculum Development

Project news:

Meeting of JUST project partners

Malaga, Spain – September 21, 2023 – Nine partner organizations from various European countries convened in Malaga to continue the development of the project JUST Joint University And Small And Medium – Sized Enterprises (SME) Training.

The purpose of the meeting was to review the current progress of project outcomes, assess the results already achieved, and plan future events and activities. The JUST project is designed to strengthen collaboration between universities and small to medium-sized enterprises, with the goal of improving the training for future workforces.

During the meeting, partners shared their experiences and challenges in implementing the projects. The emphasis was on finding ways to better connect the theory that students acquire at universities with the practical experiences brought by small and medium-sized enterprises. Partners discussed methods to improve the training of students and facilitate their transition into the job market.

At the meeting, partners also planned future events, including seminars, workshops, and educational programs to be conducted in the coming months as part of the JUST project. Through collective effort and dedication, the project is making progress toward its ultimate goals.

The JUST project is just one of the many initiatives by the European Union to enhance educational opportunities and promote collaboration between educational institutions and the business sector. The results of this project will benefit students, businesses, and society as a whole.

The first JUST partners’ meeting took place in Brussels on 7-8 September 2022. The partners, who have been working together since January, met in person for the first time and continued working on the project and planning future activities very successfully.

JUST kick-off meeting

On 15 February 2022, the project partners involved in the JUST project held the 1st meeting of the JUST Board of Directors and the project management team.

The meeting introduced the project partners, presented the project objectives, activities, and key deliverables, as well as the mutual commitments of the partnership for the successful implementation of the project.

The partners highlighted the project’s link to the mission of the participating organisations and expressed their enthusiasm for the successful implementation of the project. They made concrete proposals for the implementation of the activities.