The seminars focused on student and staff mobility between member states of the Erasmus+ programme and between member states and partners outside the EU in 2018
More than 200 technicians and representatives of Spanish public and private universities and other higher education institutions met at the University of Cantabria for the Erasmus+ Mobility seminar organised by the National Agency SEPIE from 27 to 29 June. During this seminar, attendees discussed the status and results of the call for 2017, news regarding the 2018 call, and the results of funding allocations. The highlights of this year’s seminar were the increase in funding, the digitization of processes and social inclusion.
The Erasmus+ programme covers the period from 2014 to 2020 and has a budget of around 15 billion euros for the whole of Europe, which is expected to be doubled for the new Erasmus programme from 2021-2027.
The Spanish universities also received the results of the evaluation of the 2018 call for the International Credit Mobility project KA107. Three partner institutions outside the EU were selected to participate in exchanges with the URV during the 2018-2020 period, these being the Université de Sousse (Tunisia), Université Ign Zohr (Morocco) and the Trade Co-operative University of Moldova. Regarding the latter, the URV has renewed the already existing project (2016-18) and also recently received another visit from this university for the same project period.
The URV attended the seminar with the Vice-Rector for Internationalisation, John Style, and the head and a member of staff from the International Center.
The deputy secretary of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pablo Martín González, closed the seminar on the last day.