The EUPRIO Mobility Programme (EMP) is an inspiring initiative to support innovative projects and solve real issues in the field of university communication.
It gives EUPRIO members the chance to network and work together on specific projects that could benefit the community of university communicators across Europe. It is completely different in content and rules from the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility scheme. The EMP is not designed to finance mobility of individuals wishing to attend language courses, conferences or to visit a university in another country.
EUPRIO supports concrete, tangible projects involving 2-5 EUPRIO members (including the project leader) each from different countries. The aim is to work together and produce results, by sharing best practices in the field of university communication at national and international level.
In details the EMP’s goals area:
- Supporting solutions to real problems and issues encountered by EUPRIO members
- Developing case-studies as member-only resource
- Strengthening networking ties and sharing know-how among EUPRIO members
- Fostering international cooperation in the field of university communication
- Providing the opportunity for members to work on a specific project together with other colleagues, representing various cultures, work habits and expertise
- Producing best practices and/or innovative solutions to the daily issues of university communication department to be shared within the EUPRIO community
All EUPRIO members will be eligible to submit their entries. Each project is open to teams of 2-5 people, including the Project (Team) Leader.
EUPRIO promotes and provides funding for EMP, lasting up to one week. The financial support by EMP consists in a reimbursement of individual expenses, including:
- Travel costs up to a maximum of 250 € per person per project.
- Accommodation and living costs: a lump sum payment of 500 € per person per week per project.
The reimbursement will be made after the closure of the projects and delivery of the final reports to the EUPRIO Executive Board (EB).
The EUPRIO Executive Board (EB) is in charge of managing the complete selection process and evaluation procedure. Team leaders are responsible for submitting complete proposals and final project reports.
How does Mobility Programme work?
EMP past editions
The EUPRIO Mobility Programme - second edition (2018-2019) supported 4 projects:
1. Step and tools for a competitive Alumni Association/Relations Office.
Participants: Renata Hermannová - Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), Giga Gogosashvili - University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), Christine Legrand - CPE Lyon (France), Sylvian Raffard-Artigue - Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie (France).
2. How can a closer collaboration between Press/PR Department and International Offices of universities help to promote the respective Colleges/Conservatories/Universities, its European network and international strategy and international visibility?
Participants: Claudia Assmann - Berlin University of the Arts (Germany), Maité Abram - Haute École Léonard de Vinci (Belgium), Kirsty Barr - The Glasgow School of Arts (United Kingdom), Katie Bell - The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (United Kingdom), Cynthia-Maria Ghobril Andrea - Université Siant-Joseph de Beirut (Lebanon)
3. The university & the city: how to really step down from our ivory towers and engage with citizens.
Participants: Pieke Hoekstra - Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Jacek Novak - University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), Matxalen Sotillo - University of Basque Countries (Spain), Jeanette Tenggren Durkan - University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
4. Student and Employee Advocacy: how, why and what?
Participants: Caroline Roulaux - University of Maastricth (The Netherlands), Jan Dries - University of Antwerp (Belgium), Emma Gilmartin - The university of Glasgow (United Kingdom), SysChristina Vestergaard - Aarhus University (Denmark)
The EUPRIO Mobility Programme - first edition (2017-2018) supported 1 project:
1. Tell me: what’s going on?
Participants: Philip Graham - University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Xander Bronkhorst - Utrecht University (The Netherlands), Caroline de Vries - NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)
The output of all the EMP are published on MyEUPRIO
For an overview on the experience of the participants to the first edition, watch to the interview to Philip Graham (The University of Edinburgh) by Nic Mitchell