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Video games for Skills training or VERSA, is an international educational project that has received funding from the European’s Union Horizon 2020 Science with & for Society Call (SwafS-2020 Topic 8) under grant agreement No.101006420.
It aims specifically at developing soft skills related to entrepreneurship and open science through the use of commercial video games and the softskills.games methodology from Gecon.es Foundation. The target are PhD students from the different universities of the Aurora Network that participate in the project and are part of the consortium, specifically the Universitat Rovira i Virgili – URV (Tarragona, Spain), University of Innsbruck – UIBK (Innsbruck, Austria) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – VU (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
VERSA offers an alternative for academic training of soft skills through the use of commercial, fun and dynamic video games. In addition, this training is complemented with a pre-post test model to establish a baseline of skills, as well as a coaching session to improve awareness and transfer of learning.