UNIMED is organizing next September 30th and October 1st a Conference on  “The EU Neighborhood Policy and Mediterranean Youth. The Key Role of Training and Mobility. Instruments of the EU, regional good practices, operational proposals”.

The aim of the conference is to analyse deeply the two following issues: 1) the performance of academic cooperation, mobility and training in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and 2) the integration of the region, as imagined by its universities.

Dr. Claire Herrmann, EU DG Education and Culture,  Policy Officer of the Southern Mediterranean countries, will illustrate to the participants the possibilities offered by Erasmus+, to strengthen EU-Mediterranean University cooperation. In particular the cooperation on the mobility activities and the participation in the next Capacity buildings (former TEMPUS) call for proposals will be analysed.

The conference represents a unique opportunity of networking in particular due to the launch of the call Erasmus+ for mobility and the capacity building projects.

The conference will involve Presidents and professors from both sides of the Mediterranean, EC and Euro-Mediterranean decision-makers, representatives from international organizations and it will seek to address the following topics:

•          The EU’s Neighbourhood Policy strategy and its implementation: first results and tendencies of the new tools for mobility (Erasmus + ) in the Mediterranean area, cooperation in the field of higher education; bilateral and regional dimensions of European cooperation;

•          The role of universities in helping the EU and the governments of South Mediterranean countries to devise new policies for the Mediterranean;

•          Academic cooperation in research and training;

•          Development of South-South university cooperation;

•          Mobility of students, academics, administrative and technical staff ;

•          Rethinking mobility: new perspectives? South to South? North to South? Brain drain, brain gain?

•          Training and the labour market: the importance of placement

For more information please download the programme here