Erasmus+ project IESP was presented during the event titled „Tell me about your story – what’s on after mobility period? – overcoming the credit recognition challenges after Erasmus+ mobility period“, organized on 25 May at the University of Montenegro within “Europe Month – Erasmus+ Month”, one in a series of events organized by National Erasmus+ Office to mark the Europe Day.
The challenges related to the credit recognition process after the mobility period and obstacles that students may encounter after the mobility period were the topics of discussion during the event which gathered Vice-deans for international cooperation from all university units of the University of Montenegro, as well as students who took part in Erasmus+ mobility programme.
In his welcome address Prof. Vladimir Božović, Acting Rector of the University of Montenegro pointed out that internationalization has been recognized as one of the priority directions towards enhancing international competitiveness and sustainable development. By adopting the Internationalization Strategy of the University of Montenegro 2021-2026, developed as a result of the IESP project, the activities and objectives of the University of Montenegro have been geared towards developing UoM profile as an internationally recognized and attractive centre of knowledge and research. Another important aspect of the University of Montenegro internationalization is student and staff mobility. Participating in the Erasmus Mundus and then Erasmus+ programme in the past 13 years, the University of Montenegro has become a member of the large Erasmus community and has been successfully using all the advantages this programme has to offer.
Vanja Drljević, National Erasmus+ Office Coordinator addressed the audience within the welcome speech of the event, taking part also during the discussion.
During the discussion, Ana Dragutinović of the International Relations Office of the University of Montenegro presented the Guidelines for Student and Staff mobility developed within the IESP project, as well as experiences and best practices shared by the EU partners on the project pertaining to the field of student mobility.