II UNeECC Erasmus Meeting May 12-13 2011
University Fernando Pessoa – Porto, Portugal
12 May 2011
09:30 Welcome address (UFP Rector)
10:00 Portuguese National Agency address on Erasmus and mobility
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Introduction of Minho University’s involvement in the Guimaraes 2012 ECoC Programme
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch at UFP
15:00 – 18:00
Round table- Erasmus and campus wide internationalization: presentation of institutional good practices
13 May 2011
10:00 – 12:00 Speed – dating: Bilateral discussions on developing Erasmus partnerships
12:00 – 13:00 Brainstorming session and Closing
– Ways of developing the UNeECC Erasmus Network – suggestions beyond bilateral agreements
– How can Erasmus program help to develop our Network?
– Action plan for the UNeECC Erasmus Network
– Possible ways of promoting UNeECC Europe-wide
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch at UFP
14:30 – 16:00 Tour on the campus
14 May 2011
Optional river cruise + visiting port wine cellars
Presentations of the II UNeECC Erasmus Meeting May 12-14 2011
Universidade Fernando Pessoa – Porto, Portugal
Gertrud Schink, Head of the International Office at International School of Management (pdf)
Jacobo Feás Vázquez, External Relations Coordinator at University of Santiago de Compostela (pdf)
Margaret Muldering, International Relations Officer at Cork Institute of Technology (pdf)
Nadine Rombert Trigo, Head of the International Relations Office at Universidade Fernando Pessoa (pdf)
Rodica Ofelia Miclea, Vice Rector at ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu (pdf)
The II. UNeECC Erasmus Meeting was organized on 12-13 May 2011 in Porto, Portugal. It was hosted by University Fernando Pessoa. 14 participants were welcomed from 12 institutions. After a short welcome by Prof Salvato Trigo, Rector of the Fernando Pessoa University, the Portuguese National Agency gave an overview of the Erasmus program in Portugal. After this, the Guimaraes European Capitals of Culture Office presented the strategy of the Guimaraes ECoC Year 2012.
During the meeting the representatives of the institutions gave short presentations of their Erasmus activities and answered the upcoming questions. Participants touched upon several themes such as facts and figures of Erasmus incoming and outgoing students; balance of mobility; concern about language preparation; staff mobility problems, insufficient involvement of academic staff, lack of clear and integrated internationalization policy. On the second day the participants attended the ‘speed dating’ program which was proved in 2010 in Avignon to be a very successful and effective method for bilateral discussions.
During the conclusion the participants made very useful concrete suggestions for future UNeECC networking meetings. The conclusion was followed by a campus visit of University Fernando Pessoa.
We wish to express our gratitude for the participants of the II. UNeECC Erasmus Coordinators’ Meeting for their very active and useful contribution and look forward to welcoming other members, too, on our 2012 meeting!