Kick-off Meeting of the EU Project Erasmus+ CBHE INTERADIS

16 February 2021

On February 11-12, 2021 online and offline Kick-off meeting of Erasmus+ CBHE Project International Students Adaptation and Integration/ #INTERADIS (619451-EPP-1-2020-1-NL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) was organized at Sumy National Agrarian University, Ukraine.

Andriі Lotariev, Head of International Office, and Halyna Bohachenko, Project Manager moderated the kick-off, presented key sessions and organized the discussions.

Oleh Sharov, General Director of the Directorate of Higher and Adult Education of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; Madalena Rodrigues Pereira, Coordinator of National Agency Erasmus+ in the Netherlands; Svitlana Shytikova, Director of National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine welcomed the participants.

The EU partners Netherlands Business Academy, the Netherlands; Foggia University, Italy; Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden, Germany; Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania; Hultgren Nachhaltigkeitsberatung UG, Germany presented their organizations focusing on expertise regarding different aspects of work with International students. Ukrainian HEIs: «KROK» University, Kyiv; Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University; Odessa National Politechnical University; Mariupol State University; Sumy National Agrarian University; V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University; Ivan Franko National University of Lviv; National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, Rivne provided brief decription of HEIs and shortly analyzed as-is situation with International students.

Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine presented their tasks, activities, provided statistical data and achieved results regarding international students on the national level. Key project issues including project goal, specific project objectives, indicators of the progress, project timeline, workpackage activities were described in detail.

On the second day management, financial and administrative issues: including roles and responsibilities of the Coordinator team and Partners, cooperation and communication, payment arrangements, reporting, documentation, quality management were discussed. Special attention was given to dissemination, sustainability and visibility rules, the to-do list for start of project promotion was announced. Svitlana Shytikova provided valuable comments and answered the partners’ questions during the whole meeting.

The host of the kick-off Sumy National Agrarian University organized warm welcome for the participants and perfectly arranged all organizational issues.

INTERADIS project aims to integrate international students into Ukrainian and European educational space by the means of cultural, ethnic, social and academic assets.

Project duration: 15.11.2020 – 14.11.2023.

The Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Union.

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