Begun in October 2013 the Integration and Promotion of Staff Training Courses at Universities across Europe (IMOTION) project was intended as a one year initiative approved for funding within the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme. Following the success of the project, the decision was made to continue supporting it and it now falls under the umbrella of the Erasmus+ programme.
The project is coordinated by the Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) and is composed of a consortium of European Universities and networks including the Sapienza University of Rome, Ghent University, SGroup European Universities’ Network (SGoup), Compostela Group of Universties (CGU) and the European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators (EAEC).
IMOTION aims at creating an online platform that will centralise information about staff training events organised in European order to provide easy access to the information. The platform will help Higher Education Institutions with the promotion of staff training events, it will help those organising job shadowing to find appropriate people and also enable staff to find the appropriate training or job shadowing they are looking for. The platform will also allow organisers to get feedback from the participants at their events.