Expected Outcomes


The existence of this kind of programme allows for a comparative analysis of the issues under study and an in-depth reflection that other kinds of programme cannot achieve.

The project includes, in addition to the intensive workgroup sessions, the production of four books and a webpage, in which the work and research conducted can be collected and made accessible to other institutions.

The learning outcomes of the IP are the following:



Type of outcome

Short description

Guidebook for students


Guidance material on new approaches and methodologies

Offers the students an introduction to the IP, explaining the rationale and the aims, the competencies desired in students, the didactical approach and content with respect to sustainable development.

Guidebook for teachers

Instruction manual

Explaining how to integrate theory on sustainable development and practice in fieldwork organisations.

Social Work and sustainability textbook

Trans-national sharing of experience and best practices

A textbook encompassing all the materials collected during the project: theoretical background on sustainability supplied by the participating countries.

Best practices in sustainable wellbeing

Exchange of ideas and good practices

All the material from the students offering an overview of practices, research and theory in a variety of European countries.

Project website

Learning resources

All materials produced can be consulted on this website created for this IP.

This site is still undergoing testing in the expectation of publishing two of the books.


These materials were developed using a collaborative and learning-by-doing methodological approach. Due to the long distances separating the participants of the programme and with the aim of increasing the efficiency of information research and systemization, two templates (assignments) were offered to students and teachers requesting all information necessary for the course. These two templates allowed the creation of two books. The first book, based on the first template, focuses on providing a comparative view of social work and sustainable development. The second book, based on the second template, offers good practice examples in the field of social work and sustainable wellbeing.


Unexpected outcomes


Two Spanish students who participated in the IP completed their Final Thesis works on subjects relating to the IP. In those Theses, the students took the opportunity to enrich their work by including a comparative view of issues thanks to knowledge obtained during the IP. Additionally, the presentation of this work in English – which is undoubtedly reflected in the ultimate evaluation of the work by the judging panel – is encouraged. Extracts from certain of these works were included within the books that constituted the outcomes of the IP.

As a result of the IP, these students received both 3 ECTS for IP participation and 12 extra ECTS for their Final Thesis.

The experience of the Press Committee was considered very positive, both by its coordinating professor and by all participating students. It was unanimously agreed to have offered a rare opportunity for professional practice. The 17 Information Sciences studentswho collaborated in the IP also obtained elective ECTS credits, available to students participating in cultural, sporting, representative, fraternal and cooperative university activities.

A total of 20 studentsof the Translation and Interpreting Committee collaborated in the IP. They also obtained elective ECTS credits, in addition to their participation being evaluated as part of the practical work for their degree studies and, as such, as part of the process for obtaining the title of professional translator.

The 3 undergraduate studentsof the History of Art Group who collaborated in this IP, as with their colleagues, received elective ECTS credits available to students participating in cultural, sporting, representative, fraternal and cooperative university activities.