Core objectives of the project

  • to create a modular learning programme to close the gap between the existing programmes in P&O, across degrees and between academic and non-academic programmes
  • to design a consistent pathway across Europe, through which ambitious students have the possibility of reaching higher degrees
  • to configure a competence framework for P&O-related professions, based on the European Qualification Framework learning outcome descriptions along with ECTS and ECVET validation systems
  • to provide continuous training for the different prosthetic and orthotic disciplines, to train more professionals for the European market and to help them stay on top of new technologies and developments.

Current activity

Finalising our reports:

you can read all about it

on the ‘reports’ page.

This project is funded by Erasmus+

KA203 strategic partnerships for higher education

Target groups

  • BSc graduates of 180 ECTS programmes that often lack 60 credits to get in to many European MSc studies. Promote will offer blended learning modules that bridge the ECTS gap and that afford extra background knowledge to smoothen the path.
  • Experienced professionals without academic degree, that need their competences validated to gain access to an academic career or Continuous Professional Development.
  • PhD students and researchers in P&O related fields, that are looking for ways to obtain practical knowledge and skills in the field of P&O.

(Click on the titles below for more info)

Partial foot prosthetics

Online course with practical onsite part in Geel, Belgium, March 13th to 17th.

Business Management

Complete selfpaced online learning.

Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking

Project work with limited online lectures and extensive coaching. How can we make our profession more sustainable for the future?

About Us

In 2018 PFH Private Hochschule Göttingen organised the ISPO Global Educators Meeting. Staffmembers of PFH, Thomas More and Human Study met, and kept contact afterwards, discussing challenges that the education in our profession faces in Europe. The need to take action grew, ideas began to develop. In their respective networks they found two more partners that provided the input that they felt they needed to be able to complete this project, and Sant’Anna and Blinc joined the consortium. The project application was written, and entered in April of 2020. In January of 2021 the group received the final green light to start their work. Our funding is granted until August of 2023, but we’re already full of ideas and motivation to continue this work in some way!


The creation of these resources has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2020-1-DE01-KA203-004259. Neither the European Commission nor the project’s national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.

Project duration: 36 months, amount of grant: 449.475,00 EUR

  • Januar - June 2021: stocktaking phase

    Creating an overview of all existing programmes in Europe. Developing a platform where this information can be shared, respecting GDPR guidelines. Researching the specific situations and needs of each country in Europe.

  • June - October 2021: Competence Framework

    Developing a competence framework for education in the P&O sector, that unites competences determined by different stakeholders, such as EQF framework, Bologna agreement, ISPO and WHO guidelines.

  • July - November 2021: Course design

    Developing the actual courses of which the need was identified in the two previous phases.

  • October 2021 - April 2022: Learning platform development

    Determining/designing an online learning platform through which these courses can be accessed, where online parts can be tought.

  • March 2022 - July 2022: CPD for educational staff

    Offer options to European educational staff in P&O for Continuous Professional Development.

  • March 2022 - August 2023: Pilot phase

    The first modular courses will be tought to a group of students that take part in the pilot phase.

  • July 2021 - August 2023: Valorisation

    Continuous quality check, dissemination of results