30th of June and 1st of July 2020 Postponed till February / March 2021 - Skills gained through Erasmus+ conference (Brussels, Belgium)

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Erasmus skills conference has been postoponed till February / March 2021. Once a new date is been confirmed, we will announce it here. More information about registration and cancelations has been sent to all the registered. More information in: erasmus.skills@uam.es. We appreciate your understanding.

Going on Erasmus is a great way for young people to learn more about themselves and develop their personal skills to make them more equipped to join a globalised society. However, students don’t always manage to voice which skills they have gained through their mobility. The Erasmus Skills team is organising a two-day event to bring together university staff and stakeholders in Higher Education that work on supporting students throughout their mobility experience. The event will focus on how to assess the skills gained through international student mobility and translate these gained competences into the curriculum and the career development of students.

Check the full programme here

DAY 1 - Conference - 30th of June 2020

The conference on 30th of June will focus on the support for student mobility before, during and after their mobility experience – and to the support university teachers and practitioners can provide Erasmus students for a more conscious soft skills acquisition. The focus of the conference will be:

  • Identifying skills gained through student mobility.
  • Recognition and validation of skills.
  • Connecting skills with curricula.

Sneak Peak of the programme

Erasmus Skills: Competencies gained through student mobility

  • Keynote speech - "The Value of Mobility: Building Intercultural Competence for Students' Success" by Darla Deardorff. Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).
  • Student Panel: Identifying skills gained through Erasmus
  • Several breakout sessions: How can Universities support students to identify skills
  • Talking about the future: Skills recognition in the future Erasmus programme

Access to the conference on 30th of June is free

Registration is mandatory through eventbrite here.

DAY 2 - Workshop - 1st of July 2020

A post-conference workshop is held on the 1st of July 2020; this workshop will dig deeper into the topic of supporting students throughout their mobility experience and how to embed the learning objectives and skills gained through mobility more closely into the curriculum.

Session 1: "The role of internationalisation of the curriculum as a stimulant for mobility"- Jos Beelen, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (NL)

Session 2: "Erasmus life cycle: Supporting students throughout their mobility experience" - Adriana Perez Encinas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (ES) & Wim Gabriels, Erasmus Student Network (BE)

Session 3: "Supporting students in identifying skills & international skills on the CV: how to support students in career planning." - Nannette Ripmeester & Sevi Christoforou, Expertise in Labour Mobility (NL)

Check the agenda here.

Ticket information

Access to the workshops requires separate registration through eventbrite. and has a limited number of spots. Confirmation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The price of the workshop registration is 150 EUR and includes :

  • Access to the Conference on 30th of June 2020
  • Dinner on 30th of June 2020
  • Access to the 3 Workshop sessions on 1st of July 2020
  • Lunch and coffee on 1st of July 2020

Note: It is possible to fund participation through international staff training, check with your university what is available. The organisers will support the applicants with the mobility agreement.

CONTACT

Do not hesitate to contact us about the conference and/or training in case you would like more information.

Logistical information: Wim Gabriels at wim.gabriels@esn.org

Erasmus Skills and Content: Adriana Perez Encinas at adriana.perez.encinas@uam.es


This conference is organised in the framework of the Erasmus Skills Project, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The Erasmus Skills project provides a set of innovative tools to help Erasmus students enhance and acknowledge the soft skills and competences gained thanks to their mobility experience.

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