Dean of the Faculty of the Foreign Languages of Mariupol State University, Professor Olena Pavlenko and master of major "Philology. Language and Literature (English)" Alina Degermendzhi took part in the international Information Week of the European Union Erasmus + programme (International Erasmus + Mobility Day).
The events were held from November 4 to November 8 at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with the support of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, the Executive Agency for Education, The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (ЕАСЕА) and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
Experts on international credit mobility (ISM) familiarized the participants with the practices on effective implementation of ISM projects by Ukrainian and European universities, provided practical instructions and useful advice on project implementation, recommendations on finding partners, selecting participants, preparing training and practice agreements, mobility of academic staff and students as well as offered catalogues of elective courses and explained the terms of registration for them.
Within the framework of the events, Professor Olena Pavlenko shared the experience of implementing international credit mobility projects by Mariupol State University together with the universities of Greece and Cyprus: Athens national National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, The Democritus University of Thrace, University of Western Macedonia, Open University of Cyprus. She also reported about the ongoing Erasmus+ projects: "Rethinking regional studies: the Baltic and Black sea connection" and "Journalistic education for democracy in Ukraine: standards development, honesty and professionalism".
Student Alina Degermendzhi shared with other participants the experience of participation in the youth exchange "Triple R for social inclusion: reduce, reuse and recycle".
According to Olena Pavlenko, participation In the Erasmus+ International Information Week contributed to the acquaintance with potential foreign partners and was useful in terms of prospects for engaging the University in new projects under Erasmus+ programme.