The project No. 2016-2-BG01-KA107-035185 is funded by Erasmus+ programme, KA 107 of the European Union. The beneficiary of the projects is the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, Svishtov (Bulgaria). The mobility project consists of 18 incoming and outgoing student and staff mobility flows, incl. 6 incoming flows of student mobility for studies, 3 outgoing flows of staff mobility for teaching, 3 outgoing flows of staff mobility for training, and 6 incoming flows of staff mobility (incl. 3 staff mobility for teaching and 3 staff mobility for training). In geographical point of view, the mobility flows have been organised between 4 higher education institutions from 4 countries (Bulgaria, Morocco, AR Egypt, and Palestine). The project activities have been carried out by four higher education institutions:
- D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics – Svishtov (Bulgaria);
- Cadi Aayad University – Marrakech (Morocco);
- Sues Canal University – Ismailia (AR Egypt);
- Al-Quds University – East Jerusalem (Palestine).
In student mobility activities, students from first, second and third study cycle have taken part. Their gender distribution is as follows: 4 females and 2 males. In staff mobility activities, 8 males and 4 females have taken part, incl. 5 males and 1 female teaching staff and 3 males and 3 females training staff.
The basic objectives of the project are to: improve the knowledge about the Erasmus+ programme; make the programme more popular within the university society and promote European values within them; enhance the international dimension of higher education through cooperation with HEI from Partner countries 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. As a result of the mobilities the following spin-off effects are reported: reinforcement of the cooperation and building up academic networks; increased interest in exchange and attraction of foreign and local students and staff for incoming and outgoing mobility between Bulgaria, AR Egypt, Palestine, and Morocco; discussion on the potential for joint participation in KA 203 projects; improving partner's knowledge about scientific journals of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics; participation of scientists of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics as key speakers in the annual doctoral conference of the Cadi Ayyad University; participation of scientists of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics as second supervisor of doctoral students in marketing (cotutelle); improving partner's knowledge about Doctoral programmes offered by the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics.