International Officer’s Update June and July 2022
International Officer's Update June and July 2022
Journée Irlande/Ireland Day in Paris
The French Embassy in Ireland and Campus France organised a day dedicated to Ireland and strengthening links between Irish and French Higher Education Institutions in Paris on the 5th of July. The event was held at the Campus France premises on the Rue de la Granges aux Belles, in Paris’s 10th arrondissement near the Canal St Martin. Minister Simon Harris delivered the opening remarks, highlighting the importance of Franco-Irish cooperation. The next welcome speech was from the Ambassador of France to Ireland, H.E. Vincent Guérend.
Aoileann Ní Bhroin, Erasmus + Programme Manager, presented to the group on the Irish higher education landscape and potential for cooperation, with a particular focus on Erasmus+. France is the most popular destination for Irish students under Erasmus+ and outbound mobility from Ireland to France has been growing steadily since 2014. In Aoileann’s presentation, she discussed other Franco-Irish Higher Education cooperation, including FICAHT, the Framework Agreement on International Cooperation for Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism.
This was a fruitful meeting; many face-to-face exchanges took place between Ireland & France representatives. Those meetings will assist in developing academic and scientific partnerships.
Recognition of prior learning
Do you know how to have your prior learning recognised when applying to study at universities in Europe?
Here are some tips for students:
- Carefully check entry requirements for the university and the programme of study you would like to apply for
- Do a self-assessment – are you sure you have the skills and knowledge required by the university? Is your learning up-to-date, or could you benefit from refreshing certain aspects?
- Prepare necessary documents and evidence, such as training certificates and job descriptions
- Contact advice services – often universities have dedicated services who can provide valuable information and insights about the assessments at their institution as part of the recognition process, assist applicants with the self-assessment process and with completing applications
More information can be found below.
European Universities Call Results
On the 30th of November 2021, the European Commission opened a new Erasmus+ call to further support the implementation of the European Universities initiative. As of the 27th of July, the results of this call have been announced with 44 European Universities to cooperate across borders and disciplines
With this initiative, Erasmus + will continue to strengthen efforts in terms of providing high quality, inclusive education and training & supporting partnerships across borders.
European Education and Innovation Summit
The European Education and Innovation Summit took place on the 23rd of June. Discussions included:
- The role of HEIs as drivers of innovation
- The importance of enabling creativity, stimulating vocations and fostering entrepreneurship competences
- Enhancing innovation in HEIs
To catch up on the outcomes of this key event, click the link below.
Online Learning Agreement system
A webinar on OLA 3.0 took place at the start of June. This webinar included a live demonstration of both the OLA and the Erasmus dashboard.
Catch up on the recording below.
From 13 – 15 October 2022, past, present and future Erasmus+ programme beneficiaries will have the chance to celebrate and share their experiences of the European Union’s (EU) flagship programme supporting education, training, youth and sport.