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. The EMP will support EUPRIO members who will go through selection and approval process directly on the EUPRIO Executive Board level. Coordination of EMP entries with the universities involved will be appreciated.
EUPRIO will support 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 main goals of EMP are:
– 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 communications
– 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
Only EUPRIO Members since almost 3 years can take part in the programme.
A few comments on the EMP by Philip Graham, who took part in the pilot project (first edition):
“To summarise the EUPRIO Mobility
• We all thought is was really worthwhile
• We met a wide range of staff and students – great for sharing experiences
• Different roles – internal comms, journalism, and international communications
• Hard to all agree on one focus for the programme
• So would advise partnering with the same counterpart roles in each university