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Greek Delegates For New Erasmus Program

unimed_banerThe Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED), based in Rome has organized a conference under the title Student and Research Mobility as a Key Factor in the Internationalization of Higher Education.

Delegates from more than 60 institutions of higher learning that belong to UNIMED will participate. Besides Greece, there are 13 other countries represented: Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey.

The conference is held in the framework of a new Erasmus program developed by the European Union for the Mediterranean in 2014-2020. Participants will be provided with detailed explanations of what that program will entail, and will debate technical, operative, political and cultural issues around its implementation based on past experience, according to ANSAmed.

The conference will take place at the State Archives in Rome on April 22-23. Speakers and representatives of the European Commission, in particular of DG Education and Culture, rectors and representatives of international relations offices associated to UNIMED network, Erasmus delegates and representatives from UNIMED-Students will participate in the event, as reported in UNIMED’s official website.

UNIMED was founded in the early 90s and consists of 84 universities based in the Mediterranean Basin. Its main aim is to develop scientific and educational cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region, in order to contribute to the process of integration between the two Mediterranean shores.

Some of the fields of UNIMED’s activities are tangible and intangible cultural heritage, economics, energy, environment, management of water resources, transports, health, media, new technologies, history, agriculture and tourism, as mentioned in UNIMED’s website.

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