The COMPAS project (or COmprehensive Multiprofessional Education for improving, distributing, and implementing PAtient Safety and maintenance of workforce in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) will address the need for organisational capacity-building by developing a comprehensive educational approach. In close collaboration with healthcare professionals, the project will create educational programmes at the intersection of healthcare, patient safety (PS), and innovations. By allowing universities and universities of applied sciences in the programme region to work together, the project can offer programmes at different levels. 

The courses will be provided as modular micro degrees. This means that we will not yet offer degree programmes, but modules that lead to a diploma-oriented certificate. Each micro degree comprises approximately 20 to 30 credits (ECTS), which corresponds to one-third of a standard programme year and forms an interdisciplinary set of skills.

The advantage of this system is that employees can choose between following one or more modules or a complete study programme. This flexibility is crucial for employees and employers. What's more, the micro degree is future-oriented. Once acquired, a student can use the module (or the whole series of modules) as credits when he or she later wishes to follow a full bachelor or master programme. Additionally, micro degrees will be recognized by a postgraduate master what is a long-term goal. 


Interreg V subsidy

Total eligible costs: € 2.159.739,67
ERDF-contribution: € 1.079.869,83