Mobility and Internationalization

mobility international

By the end of the project, we will move from an average mobility rate of around 3% among Alliance members to a mobility rate of 30%. To achieve this, we will launch a number of specific initiatives in the short, medium and long term. Various mobility formats will expand mobility opportunities and the development of the interdisciplinary skills needed to equip students and staff to proactively respond to SDG-related challenges in the coming decades. At the same time, some mobility initiatives will be designed with inclusiveness in mind, allowing students from different backgrounds, with different skills or fewer opportunities, to experience new cultures and perspectives.

For EU GREEN, mobility will involve not only partner institutions, but also socio-economic actors. The Alliance’s joint physical and digital mobility schemes will be designed to connect broad sustainability-related expertise across the consortium and beyond, and expose students and staff to multiple cultural perspectives and pedagogical approaches, allowing them to personalise their experience and specialise in a specific area of interest related to sustainability.

In this section, the specific tasks will be:

  • Create the EU GREEN Mobility and Internationalisation Commission with the objective of designing, implementing, monitoring and constantly re-evaluating the Alliance’s internationalisation strategy.

  • Develop legal frameworks and mobility protocols within EU GREEN. Mobility Protocols will be ready-to-use mobility guidelines, tailored to the specific needs of each category of staff (teaching and administrative) and students (Bachelor, Master and PhD) and designed to ensure access, diversity and inclusion, as well as multilingualism and multicultural dimension.

  • Support relevant actions under Education, to provide students and staff with the best options for international mobilities as a result of a shared work of the Mobility and Internationalisation and Education Commissions. The mobilities would be a platform for the continuous development of students and staff with the ultimate aim of creating joint modules and joint degrees.

  • Support the relevant actions under Research by creating the framework for the international mobility of researchers, in particular for doctoral students, in order to create opportunities at an early stage of their academic career to establish their own internationally oriented academic network.

  • Train non-academic staff, implementing “tailor-made” training sessions for administrative staff based on specific assessments to identify priority areas for training.

  • The new internationalisation strategy/action will be the last step in this section.