The EUPRIO Mobility Programme (EMP) is an inspiring initiative to support innovative projects in university communications. 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.

The EMP third edition (2019-2020) projects approved are:

EMP1. How to implement a university’s strategic plan and values effectively?
Team leader: Helander Hannamaija, Helsingin Yliopisto (FI)
Partners: Anne Arnold, The University of Manchester (UK), Mara Contardo, Università degli studi di Trieste (ITA), Cynthia-Maria Ghobril Andrea, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (LB), Vildana Kurtovic, Webster Private University Vienna (AT)

2. Children University: science dissemination outside the classroom
Team leader: Federica Scotellaro, Ca’ Foscari Università di Venezia (ITA)
Partners: Renata Herrmannová, Brno University of Technology (CZ), Krzysztof Pajak, University of Silesia in Katowice (PL)

3. Communicating the change – internal and external communication in university mergers
Team leader: Kerstin Theilmann, Universität Koblenz-landau  with Katrin Müller, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (DE)
Partners: Filipe Ferreira, Université Grenoble Alpes (FR), Katja Kannonlahti, Tampere University (FI), Marita Müller, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus -Senftenberg (DE), Jurgen Smet, Institute For European Studies – VUB (BE)

4. Civic unites. Strengthening the connection between the university and the region through authentic communication
Team leader:  Katelijne Ulenaers, Universiteit Hasselt (BE)
Partner:  Pieke Hoekstra, TU Delft (NL)

The deadlines for the third edition (2019-2020)
Step 1 Call for ideas submission: October 15th, 2019
Step 2 Partner forms submission: November 15th, 2019
Step 3 Approval of the selected projects: November 30th, 2019
Step 4 Final reports submission: April 30th, 2020
Step 5 Final reports evaluation and approval: May 15th, 2020

The results/report of these projects will be published on MyEUPRIO and presented in four workshops during the EUPRIO Annual Conference taking place in Trieste (Italy) on August 30 – September 2 2020.

Have a view of the EMP past editions and read the blogs by Nic Mitchell!

Updated November 22nd, 2019