Mobility for beginners

Project Coordinator: Adnan Rahimić

The M4B guide aims to promote Erasmus+ international mobility by explaining the step-by-step process of creating the infrastructure and applying for mobility. It is intended not only for the applicants (students, teaching, scientific and non-teaching staff) but also for the Erasmus+ coordinators and officers. They have to deal with different regulations when implementing this program, so experience from the guide will help them in their everyday job.

The proposed timetable is:

February 2022: project start (research about Erasmus+ and its influence in the Western Balkans, creating and sending a survey, collecting data)

March 2022: the content (analysis of collected data, writing, and producing the content)

April 2022: finalization (translation to English, creating the design of the guide, the printing of the booklet, printing of the promotional material)

May 2022: promotion

June 2022: end of the project and reporting

The guide’s contents will be created with the help of a survey sent to Erasmus+ coordinators and WBAA alumni in the region. The questions in the survey will follow the chronological approach to the implementation of the international credit mobility – from the beginning and applying to the budget, approval, to the preparing and publishing the calls for mobility and support. The survey results should show a similar approach to this program implementation with different variations depending on national regulations.

After survey analysis and creating this guide, the project coordinator will organize the promotion. As we do not expect more significant changes in the first half of 2022 when it comes to organizing events with a physical presence, we will plan to have it (at least the first session) online. However, if the circumstances allow, the coordinator will present the project in a live session planned in May 2022 by the University of Sarajevo (7th International Staff Training Week).

Many Erasmus+ coordinators will be able to use the manual and find out how to promote their HEIs for future collaboration, how to find partners, or just how to structure the process of nomination and evaluation of candidates. All potential applicants will use this manual to learn about the best options for their mobility and have guidance while applying. This way, we create a structure to successfully implement the Erasmus+ (and possibly other EU-funded mobility programs) in the WB region.

See News article.

Time period: 2021

Project Manager : Adnan Rahimić