The project 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 36 outgoing staff mobility flows (incl. 8 mobility flows for training and 28 mobility flows for teaching) and 21 outgoing student mobility flows (incl. 8 mobility flows for studies and 13 mobility flows for traineeships). 100% of staff mobilities for training are aimed to developing pedagogical and syllabus and curriculum design skills. In geographical point of view, the mobility flows are organised between the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics and its partner-universities and organisations from 15 Programme countries. In student mobility activities, students from first, second and third study cycle have taken part. Their gender distribution is as follows: 14 females and 7 males. In staff mobility activities, 36 representatives of the academic staff have taken part. Their gender distribution is as follows: 19 females and 17 males.
The basic objectives of the project are to: improve the knowledge about the Erasmus+ programme and keep the academic community updated about the new issues and priorities in Erasmus+ programme for the period 2014-2020; make the programme more popular within the academic community and promote European values within them; enhance the international dimension of higher education through cooperation with HEIs 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 society with European values and transferrable skills. In order to increase the mobility choice options for incoming and outgoing mobility, D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics was extended its portfolio of partner-universities during the reported period. In accordance with its internationalisation strategy and university strategic plan for the period 2016-2020, 7 new inter-institutional mobility agreements has been signed with HEIs from Turkey, Spain and North Macedonia. Due to the changed statute of Serbia, the inter-institutional mobility agreements with two of the Serbian partners have been updated in order to extend the possible type of student mobility flows. As a result of the individual mobilities some spinoff effects are reported: reinforcement of the cooperation and building up professional networks; attraction of foreign staff for incoming mobility; discussing the potentials and opportunities for joint participation research projects in the field of human resources development; discussing the potentials and opportunities for launching a double-degree Master programme in the field of tourism management; improving partners' knowledge about scientific journals issued by the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, etc.