An Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership


The project is funded by the European Union thanks to Erasmus+ programme. These funds will help supporting workshop participant’s travel expenses and costs of stay, financing intellectual productions, particularly the MOOC, the 2021 international forum, and supporting implementation and project management costs.

This ECSI project is a Strategic Partnerships for Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. It aims to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level.

Université de Caen Normandy, project leader

The University of Caen Normandy is a French public higher education institution. This university began its academic activity in 1432. The University of Caen Normandy is a major player of and a driving force for the development of higher education and research in Normandy. It welcomes around 30,000 students on several campuses in the Caen conurbation and in the regions of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Alençon, Lisieux, Saint-Lô and Vire.

At the initiative of Jérôme Legrix Pages, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences, the University of Caen is the leading institution of the ECSI project.

Universidad de Murcia, associated partner

The University of Murcia is the main university in Murcia, Spain. With 38,000 students, it is the largest university in the Región de Murcia and is one of the oldest university in Europe (established in 1272). The University of Murcia is a multidisciplinary university with around 20 faculties or schools.

Pr. Alfonso Valero Valenzuela, Full Professor in Sport Science in Murcia University, is the main collaborator of the University of Murcia on the ECSI project with his team and students.

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, associated partner

Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is a small university of applied sciences located in the town of Kajaani in Finland. Kajaani University of Applied Sciences is an international learning and development community which operates in its own compact campus area. KAMK uses internationalisation as a regional development tool. One profile that cuts through all operations at KAMK, smart solutions, is used to steer all activities.

Janus Pitkänen, lecturer in Business & Innovation, and programme Coordinator in Esports is the main collaborator of the Kajaani University on the ECSI project with his team mainly on the gaming issues and the business side of esports.

Wrexham Glyndwr University, associated partner

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a public research university, in Wales, United Kingdom. Wrexham Glyndŵr University, started in 2008, is one of the youngest universities in the UK.

Dr Colin Richard Stuhlfelder, Senior Lecturer in the Built Environment and programme Leader for Architectural Design Technology is the main collaborator on the ECSI project. Dr Stuhlfelder produces with his team and students designs of esports centers and esports arenas.