The TCA – Transnational Cooperation Activity – concluded in Venice. The event was completely dedicated to the in-depth study of internationalisation strategies for higher education.
The three-day work, from 12 to 14 June 2022, at the Ca’ Foscari university in Venice was part of the initiative promoted by the Indire’s Erasmus+ Agency, carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of the University and Research and the French and German national agencies.
The themes addressed were:
- the synergy between the funds and the actions of the programme;
- the adaptation processes of the territories and the study of the impact of internationalization on various areas (such as the labour market);
- the removal of obstacles to mobility;
The aim was to select best practices and set out proposals to be submitted to the European commission.
More than 100 representatives of higher education institutions of 16 European countries, actively participating in the Erasmus+ programme, contributed to the outputs.
This video shows images of work and network activities:
On the 13th Sara Pagliai, national coordinator of the Indire’s Erasmus+ Agency opened the conference. Among the speakers there were: Michele Mazzola, Head of the Department for Internationalization of Research at the Ministry of University, the Rector of the Ca ‘Foscari University; Tiziana Lippiello; the French and German agencies, respectively represented by Mathilde Begrand, head of communication, and Stephan Geifes, director of the DAAD; and Marcello Scalisi, Director of Unimed.
During the event, the European research carried out by Ca’ Foscari and by Indire’s Erasmus+ national agency, entitled The internationalization of higher education: factors of attractiveness was also presented.
The work was compiled by Prof. Giancarlo Corò, Rector’s Delegate for International Cooperation and Development Policies at the Venetian university; by Sebastiano Cattaruzzo, academic researcher; and by Luisella Silvestri of the Indire’s Erasmus+ National Agency.
Besides the growing inbound and outbound Erasmus flows recorded in our country, students’ attitude regarding their destination choice was one of the most relevant factors: students chose leading regions at commercial touristic and academic level, instead of following the cooperation networks developed at academic level.
The graph shows a preview of the research results.
The meeting was full of moments of discussion and networking. The results of the working groups are available here, for the benefit of all:
- Working group no. 1: Internationalization at Home
- Working group no.2: Internationalization at Home: Scope and challenges
- Working group no. 3: International classes: challenges and solutions
- Working group no. 4: Synergies between European Funding Schemes and Accessibility issues from a bottom-up perspective
On the Agency’s social channels, it is possible to access various supplementary contents, photos and videos of the seminar