The UNICORN project lifetime will cover 3 full academic years (a.a. 2019-2020, a.a.2020-2021, a.a. 2021-2022).

Due to COVID-19 consequences, though, an extension of the project lifetime is being considered.


In the FIRST HALF of the project lifetime the project partnership will mainly:

  • REVIEW THE EXISTING EXPERIENCES of Service-Learning (or similar) at each partner university;
  • develop the UNICORN TRAINING RESOURCES for academics and for the community organisations and carry out a Joint Staff Training addressed to them
  • DESIGN UNICORN S-L PROJECTS (academics + community organisations, with the support of the project core group)
  • SET UP ad-hoc MOBILITY TOOLS / PROCEDURES to implement and recognise the S-L experience abroad.


The SECOND HALF of the project lifetime will focus on the following activities:

  •  PILOTING the UNICORN mobility over 3 semesters (second semester of the a.a. 2020-2021 and full a.a. 2021-2022);
  • ANALYSING WAYS TO INSTITUTIONALISE UNICORN MOBILITY procedures/tools, i.e. transforming ad-hoc solutions into standardised procedures/tools)
  • developing a MOOC for the UNICORN students, which will be tested during the a.a. 2021- 2022;
  • producing the UNICORN RECOMMENDATIONS for policy makers and intensifying DISSEMINATION activities.