The project No. 2016-1-BG01-KA103-023235 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 20 outgoing staff mobility flows (incl.5 mobility flows for training and 15 mobility flows for teaching) and 16 outgoing student mobility flows (incl. 10 mobility flows for studies and 6 mobility flows for traineeships). In geographical point of view, the mobility flows are organised between the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics and its partner-universities from 15 Programme countries. In student mobility activities, students from first and third study cycle have taken part. Their gender distribution is as follows: 8 female and 8 males. In staff mobility activities, 1 administrative staff and 19 academic staff representatives have taken part. Their gender distribution is as follows: 14 females and 6 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 during the reported period.
In accordance with its internationalisation strategy and university strategic plan for the period 2016-2020, 14 new inter-institutional mobility agreements are signed with HEIs from Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, Czech Republic. As a result of the individual mobilities some spin-off effects are reported: reinforcement of the cooperation and building up professional networks; initiatives for 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 203 projects; improving partners' knowledge about scientific journals, publishing requirements and PhD programmes offered by the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics; co-authorship in textbooks for the Master's degree prorammes offered by the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics; participation of the faculty staff of the D. A. Tsenov Academy of Economics in scientific committees for awarding Doctoral degree; collaboration in projects under the Operational Programme “Science and Education for Smart Development”, etc.