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SHIFT 3rd Meeting in Warsaw, Poland

The SHIFT (Strengthen Higher-education through Innovative Financial Tools) project consortium met for the third transnational project meeting on 10 September in Warsaw, Poland. The project aims to develop a funding model that pools investments from both the public and private sectors, manages the finances to generate revenues to be redistributed to HE students in the form of grants and/or soft loans, while also providing HE students with financial knowledge and money management skills.

SHIFT is implemented by a consortium of 8 partners from 4 countries (the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy and Poland), who will develop and validate an innovative financial model to support Higher Education students in Europe.

During the meeting, the Partners discussed the main findings of the report “SHIFT Innovative Financial Model for HE Students” and advanced the implementation by fine-tuning the methodology for the validation phase of the project, which includes developing stress testing methods to assess the resilience of the model under alternative scenarios.

Partners also set the stage for the “SHIFT Implementation Package” that will include tools and documents for universities to implement the SHIFT Model, as well as a set of financial literacy tools and resources for students.

For further information on SHIFT, visit the project website