The project No. 2017-1-BG01-KA107-035838 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 76 incoming and outgoing student and staff mobility flows, incl. 26 incoming and 3 outgoing flows of student mobility for studies, as well as 23 incoming and 24 outgoing flows of staff mobility for teaching. One of the incoming student mobilities is a zero-grant mobility. In geographical point of view, the mobility flows have been organised between 24 higher education institutions from 14 countries (Bulgaria, Albania, Armenia, Georgia, South Korea, Moldova, Montenegro, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Viet nam). In student mobility activities, students from first, second and third study cycle have taken part. Their gender distribution is as follows: 17 females and 12 males. In staff mobility activities, 21 males and 26 females have taken part.
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 wi thin 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 and Partner countries; discussion on the potential and preparation of joint project proposals for capacity building under Erasmus+, KA 203; improving partner's knowledge about scientific journals of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics; participation of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in programmes for 1-month advanced training of the academic staff from HEIs from partner countries; taking steps to launch a double-degree Bachelor programme; improving partner's knowledge about Doctoral programmes offered by the D. A.Tsenov Academy of Economics.