What is the EUPRIO Mobility Programme (EMP)?
It is a programme for developing innovative projects and solving real issues in the field of university communication to benefit EUPRIO members.

Who promotes and supports EMP?
EUPRIO promotes and provides funding for EMP.  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.

What are the main goals of EMP?

  • 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

Who can participate in the EMP?
All EUPRIO members who have paid their membership fees for the last 2 consecutive or more years will be eligible to submit their entries. Each project is open to teams of 2-5 people, including the Project (Team) Leader.

How long can people stay abroad with EMP support?
EMP finance mobility lasting up to one week. One week in addition is negotiable in exceptional cases, upon individual review.

How much of the financial support by EMP can one expect?
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).

How does Mobility Programme works?
Step 1:
 The EUPRIO member interested in developing a new project submits through MyEUPRIO his/her proposal (Call for ideas and issues to solve – Entry form) to the EUPRIO Executive Board (EB). It needs to be declared how many other EUPRIO members (1 to 4 people) would have to be involved.

Step 2: EUPRIO publishes all approved Entry Forms and launches the ‘Call for partners’. EUPRIO members interested in a particular Call for Ideas (Entry Form) submit through MyEUPRIO their Partner forms.

Step 3: The EUPRIO Executive Board (EB) – in coordination with the Project (Team) Leaders – selects and approves the entries and sends letters of confirmation to the chosen members of each approved team.

Step 4: Each team executes their project and sends the final report (Final report form) to the EUPRIO Executive Board (EB) by the designated deadline.

Step 5: The EUPRIO Executive Board (EB) – supported when necessary by invited experts – evaluates the submitted Final reports and the projects and approves reimbursements for participants of each previously selected team.

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 final project reports will be published on MyEUPRIO. Team (Project) Leaders will be offered in addition an opportunity to conduct a workshop (panel) during the next Annual EUPRIO Conference.

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,

 

Updated July 21st, 2019