On 18-19 January 2023, the University of West Bohemia hosted a workshop for representatives of European universities within the Facilitating Mobility work package, who are jointly preparing a new project application for the EUPeace University Alliance.
A two-day workshop was held at the University of West Bohemia last week for colleagues from EUPeace partner universities who are involved in mobility and other international activities. The workshop was attended by 11 representatives from 6 international universities - Universidad Pontificia Comillas, University of Calabria, University of Marburg, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Maynooth University, and University of Limoges. On behalf of the University of West Bohemia, the International Office staff, representatives from the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Applied Sciences and students of the University of West Bohemia and representatives of the university leadership, including the Rector, participated.
Presentations on the topics of Best Practice: Mobility and Best Practice: student’s perspective were prepared for the participants. The presentation on Best Practice: Mobility was given by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics Jiří Preis and the Mobility Coordinator Jan Pospíšil from the Faculty of Applied Sciences. The student presentations on Best Practice: student’s perspective then followed. There was a presentation by Eliška Hošinská on the topic of Erasmus + Practical Internship and then a group of students made up of Matěj Líbal, Bohdana Soukupová and Libor Víta spoke about their study abroad and the student organization Buddy System UWB. The successful model of the Buddy System UWB should be implemented as an example of good practice at partner universities within the alliance.
In the afternoon, a joint discussion took place at the World Café. The current issues that European universities are currently facing were discussed. These included Virtual/blended mobilities - support or forget them?, EWP: implementation and digitalization of IIA, Support for refugees, and Money Issue: EU Support. The conclusions of the discussion will be the springboards for the work of partner universities in the Facilitating Mobility work package coordinated by UWB.