Quality Teaching Mobility Conference - the outcome

We, on behalf of the whole Teach with Erasmus+ consortium would like to thank to all speakers and attendees who joined our conference.

On Thursday, 1 October 2020 our project achieved an important milestone and we presented our work to a wider audience.

More than 100 attendees followed the online conference on Zoom. The conference included 9 presentations with Q&A sessions, and a panel discussion with 5 panelists from different European universities.

The main objectives of the event were to introduce the entire TWE+ project to the interested stakeholders, to have a discussion about the teaching mobility in Europe today and to receive input from the audience about the further development of the Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Platform.

Welcome & Introduction

Luciano Saso, President of UNICA and Imre Hamar, Vice-Rector for International Affairs at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) opened the conference with their welcoming words.

Johannes Gehringer, Policy Officer in the Erasmus+ Team at the Higher Education Unit, DG EAC gave the keynote speech on the state of play of teaching mobility in Europe and the planned novelties related to teaching mobility in the new Erasmus program.

The welcome session was closed by Katalin Anna Németh, who introduced the frames of the Teach with Erasmus+ project as the Head of Erasmus+ and International Programmes at Eötvös Loránd University.

The first session concentrated on the research and policy about teaching mobility.

László Horváth, Assistant Professor at ELTE, talked about his research in the project about the quality aspects of teaching mobility, followed by Viki Csonka, Project Officer at UNICA who gave a presentation about the policy recommendations about teaching mobility with a specific focus on recognition challenges.

In the second session we focused on the ways to improve teaching mobility. 

The audience learned about the database of pedagogical tools and methods from Nathalie Schnuriger, Associate Professor at Unilasalle. She highlighted the Living Lab concept as an approach towards a dynamic and up-to-date collection of educational tools.

Then Anikó Makkai-Kovács, Policy and Research Officer and Jeroen Van Lent, IT Officer from European University Foundation introduced the newly developed Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Platform and attendees were asked to provide their feedback to support the further development of the platform. The platform development survey is still available, and all attendees are kindly invited to fill out on the following link: platform development survey.

During the panel discussion we discovered new pathways for teaching mobility.

Sorin Costreie, Vice-Rector at University of Bucharest moderated the panel discussion about the new pathways for teaching mobility. The participants in the panel discussion were Mónika Kovács, Habil. Associate Professor at ELTE, Ignacio Rodríguez Álvarez, Policy Advisor on Internationalization, University of Alcala, Luca Marcozzi, Full Professor of Italian Literature in Roma Tre University and Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator, and Vratislav Kozák, Head of IRO at Charles University. During the vivid discussion the speakers touched upon a wide range of topics, including the virtual teaching exchange, the challenges of recognition, new possible activities and the strategic, organisational, intercultural and psychological aspects of teaching mobility.