On October 10, a meeting of the JDU European University COLOURS project team with the Associated Partners of the Alliance was held at the University's premises. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the Associated Partners to the project, who will be the Alliance's collaborators in regional innovation ecosystems, combining open innovation, challenge-based learning and impact-oriented research with regional smart specialisations.

The event was opened by the Rector of Jan Dlugosz University, Prof. Anna Wypych-Gawrońska, after which the Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations, Prof. Janusz Kapuśniak, introduced the participants to the subject of the meeting. The agenda of the meeting consisted of the following parts:

What are "European Universities"?

The COLOURS project in numbers,

The Alliance's vision and key objectives,

Implementation of the project in practice – during which all Work packages were discussed, i.e. packages within which international project teams will cooperate,

The Alliance's plans for the coming months, including the organisation of a meeting of the entire consortium in Częstochowa in November this year, discussion

The persons responsible for the presentation of individual Work Packages were the employees of the University: WP1 Consortium management and decision-making – Bartłomiej Kowalik, MA (Department for Research and International Relations), WP2/7 Cooperation without barriers – dr Rafał Głębocki (Faculty of Science and Technology), WP3/8 Open education and challenge-based education – dr Olga Binczyk (Faculty of Humanities), WP4/9 Research and innovation based on regional challenges – prof. Marcin Sosnowski (Faculty of Science and Technology), WP5/10 Equality, diversity and inclusion – prof. Joanna Górna, (Faculty of Social Sciences), WP6/11 Communication, dissemination of information and increasing visibility – Illia Kulchikovskyi, MA (Department for Research and International Relations).

Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa has invited the largest number of associated partners among all consortium members, which include (in alphabetical order) – together with representatives of the listed below institutions present at the meeting:

Regional Development Agency in Czestochowa:

Marcin Kozak, Chairman

Public Library of Czestochowa:

Beata Grzanka, Director

Oczami Brata Foundation:

Paweł Bilski, Chairman

Jurajski Agro Fresh Park S.A.:

Monika Pohorecka, Vice-Chairwoman

Robert Leciński, Vice-Chairman

Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University

Municipal Art Gallery in Częstochowa:

Anna Paleczek-Szumlas, Director

Czestochowa Museum:

Katarzyna Ozimek, Director

Monika Świerczewska, Head of Education and Exhibitions Department

Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Czestochowa:

Monika Wawrzyniak-Czaińska, President

Marta Krawczyk, Training Specialist

Regional Organisation of Employers in Czestochowa:

District Office in Czestochowa:

Nina Ślusarek, Sub-Inspector, Department of Education, Health, Culture, Sport and Promotion of the District

“Emigrant" Association:

Koryun Saakyan, Chairman

Auxilio Venire Social Work Association:

prof. Mariola Mirowska, Chairwoman

Czestochowa City Hall:

Piotr Grzybowski, Deputy Mayor of Czestochowa

Aleksander Wierny, Head of the Information and Communication Department