The project No. 2015-1-BG01-KA103-013738 is funded by Erasmus+ programme, KA 103 of the European Union. The beneficiary of the projects is the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov (Bulgaria). The mobility project consists of 23 outgoing staff mobility flows (incl.12 training mobility flows and 11 teaching mobility flows) and 9 outgoing student mobility flows. In geographical point of view, the mobility flows are organised between the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics and its partner-universities from 11 Programme countries. In student mobility activities, students from first study cycle have taken part. Their gender distribution is as follows: 1 female and 8 males. In staff mobility activities, 4 administrative and 19 academic staff persons have taken part. Their gender distribution is as follows: 13 females and 10 males.
The basic objectives of the project are to: improve the knowledge about the Erasmus+ programme and inform staff and students of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov (Bulgaria) about the new issues in Erasmus+ programme 2014-2020; make the programme more popular within the academic society and promote European values within them; enhance the international dimension of higher education through cooperation with HEI from EU with the aim to take part in future multi-partner projects and build up educational and scientific networks; support career development of students and staff; develop a new, mobile, demanding and open-minded academic society with European values and transferrable skills. In order to increase the mobility choice options for incoming and outgoing mobility, the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics portfolio of partner-universities is extended both in scale and range.
In accordance with its internationalisation strategy and university strategic plan for the period 2016-2020, 19 new inter-institutional mobility agreements are signed with HEIs from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Romania, and Lithuania. As a result of the individual mobilities some additional spin-off effects are reported: reinforcement of the cooperation and building up professional networks; initiatives for joint events co-organisation; attraction of foreign students and staff for incoming mobility; discussing the potentials and opportunities for joint participation in KA 2 projects and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes; improving partners' knowledge about scientific journals, publishing requirements and PhD programmes offered by the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics.