HEISE is a 36-months project with six (6) partners: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Estonia; main coordinator), Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki (Finland), Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Aalto University (Finland),Estonian Business School (Estonia), Universidad del País Vasco/ Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (Spain). The partners represent widely the field of HEIs from art to business and social sciences to economics. The profiles of partners cover the expertise required in carrying out the project by combining knowledge of social and societal challenges, higher education pedagogy, innovative learning methodologies such as arts based methods as well as evaluation of impacts.