UNIMED is participating in a new and very strategic initiative of the European Commission: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
. The project will run during the year 2018 and will put in place a number of actions designed to engage students and youth from the Southern Mediterranean in Virtual Exchange activities with European fellow students, through facilitated, meaningful, and multilateral interaction. The final aim is to expand students worldview and build critical 21st Century skills and attitudes like self- and global-awareness, empathetic listening, critical and analytical thinking, inclusive leadership, curiosity, and media and digital literacy.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange celebrated its Kick Off Meeting in Brussels on the 11th of January 2018, with the participation of the European Commission, the European Agency for Culture and Education, and the partners of the project: Search for Common Ground, Anna Lindh Foundation, UNIMED, Sharing Perspectives Foundation, Soliya, UNICollaboration, Kiron Open Higher Education, Migration Matters.
Whether you are a higher education professor, a university manager/administrator, an educator, or a motivated individual from Europe or from the Southern Mediterranean, there are many ways for you to get involved in Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange. While there will be more opportunities in 2018, the very first activities have opened calls for participation. Participation is free of charge. Find out how you can get involved by consulting https://europa.eu/youth/erasmusvirtual
About Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is part of the Erasmus+ programme, providing an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning. Working with Youth Organisations and Universities, the programme is open to any young person aged 18-30 residing in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean.
Through a range of activities, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange aims to expand the reach and scope of the Erasmus+ programme through Virtual Exchanges, which are technology-enabled people-to-people dialogues sustained over a period of time.
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange offers a safe online community to participate in facilitated discussions, increasing intercultural awareness and building 21st Century skills through Virtual Exchange. The programme encourages and promotes intercultural dialogue, employability, and citizenship, strengthening the youth dimension of the EU neighbourhood policy.
This flagship programme is established under a contract with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, financed by the European Union’s budget, and it is implemented by a consortium composed of Search for Common Ground, Anna Lindh Foundation, UNIMED, Sharing Perspectives Foundation, Soliya, UNICollaboration, Kiron Open Higher Education, and Migration Matters.