The International Relations Office of the European University of the Atlantic has informed this morning that the European Commission in Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) has approved that UNEATLANTICO joins the Erasmus mobility program.
The Erasmus, which stands for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, are scholarships that facilitate the students’ exchange to complete their degree studies in different European universities with which there is a collaborative agreement. It is precisely on those collaborative agreements that the International Relations Office of UNEATLANTICO is now working.
As explained by one of the office’s heads, who is also the Director of the Undergraduate in Translation and Interpretation, Kim Griffin, “in parallel to the formal proceedings to request that UNEATLANTICO joins the Erasmus program, the University has been working towards an advance in the relations with different institutions of all States members of the European Union in addition to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Macedonia”.
“The objective is that UNEATLANTICO can send and receive Erasmus students from the 2017-2018 academic course on”, addsGriffin . And not only students, since, according to the head of the International Relations Office, the Erasmus program includes mobility agreements for teachers, researchers as well as for the Administrative and Services staff.
For his part, the general secretary of the academic institution, Roberto Ruiz, stresses that the fact of the European University of the Atlantic joins the Erasmus program implies ” an important window on Europe” in the framework of the international relations’ policies that are carried out by the University.
“This is good news for our university community and in particular for the International Relations area”. Nevertheless, the General Secretary specifies that this program is a step forward within the broad program of bilateral relations that are being developed with prestigious universities from all around the world.