Humanities, education, research, art and international relations between the EU and universities in the ENPI countries

1. Purpose of the project: to promote institutional cooperation and interaction between the members of the partnership, and in particular between those who make decisions and formulate strategies, to enhance internationalization between EU and ENPI HEIs in the field of humanities, education, regional and international relations, arts and design.

2. Objectives of the project:

- organization of student and teacher mobility;
- development of a mutual accreditation system and a mechanism for the recognition of qualifications;
- promoting quality assurance and the use of new forms of mobility and exchange of knowledge based on new technologies;
- rethinking and modernizing educational policy in the ENPI countries in the context of regional relations.

3. Brief description of the project:

The project is being implemented by a consortium of universities in Western Europe - the Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, the Netherlands, together with universities in Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. The general management of the project is entrusted to the Tallinn University (Estonia).
Within the framework of the project, representatives of partner universities have the opportunity to study and internships in 7 universities from the European Union, while the travel and accommodation costs of exchange participants will be fully covered by the donor funds. The total number of academic exchanges envisaged by the project is 200, of which 20 are for Belarus. At the same time, the following types of mobility are included: internships for students for a period of up to a year, short-term and long-term (degree) internships for undergraduates and graduate students, short-term internships for young scientists and teachers for a period of 1 to 6 months. Organization of academic exchanges is carried out in the form of competitions, which are held 2-3 times during the project implementation period.
The project creates conditions for organizing teaching in English, including by inviting teachers from foreign universities to read courses; development of the personnel potential of universities, carried out through internships for teachers in leading organizations and research centers abroad, as well as the development of specialized units in the management structure of universities for organizational and educational and methodological work with foreign students.

4. Brief plan of project activities:

1) technical support for the preparation of a base for exchanges - carried out by each project partner: announcement of competitions, organization of selection of candidates, preparation of necessary documents, support of visa issues, transfer of loans, etc.);
2) technical assistance in the implementation of exchanges;
3) monitoring and disseminating the results of exchanges carried out by Belarusian partner universities: issuing certificates and other necessary documents to exchange participants, academic recognition of the results of exchanges, developing new curricula / programs; exchange of experience of internships.
4) project management in the Republic of Belarus: monitoring of each stage of the project (selection of participants, implementation of mobility, recognition of the results of mobility, preparation of interim reports, etc.), financial management of the project, communication between project partners, preparation of meetings with partners;
5) providing information to the main partner when developing, launching and updating the project site;
6) participation in working meetings.

5. Expected results:

1) programs and curricula are adapted according to the social needs of the country and society;
2) the integration of various forms of education was carried out on the basis of the high flexibility of the programs and the growing mobility of students.

6. Consortium composition:

  • Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Tuscia University, Italy
  • University of the Arts. J. Enescu, Romania
  • University named after Babesha Boyai, Romania
  • Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Goris State University, Armenia
  • Yerevan State University, Armenia
  • Nakhichevan State University, Azerbaijan
  • Caucasus University, Azerbaijan
  • Belarusian State University, Belarus
  • Caucasus University, Georgia
  • State University named after Ilya Chavchavadze, Georgia
  • University of Kutaisi, Georgia
  • Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts, Moldova
  • Zaporizhzhya National University, Ukraine
  • Kiev National University. Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine
  • Chernivtsi National University Yuri Fedkovich, Ukraine


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