UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union

COMMO, Cooperation in the Mediterranean and Western Balkan through Mobility of Students and Staff

COMMO is a project mobility co-funded by the European Commission and part of the KA107 of the Erasmus+ Programme, and it aims at setting up a consortium consisting of Italian Universities led by UNIMED stipulating bilateral agreements with Balkans (1st edition), Tunisian  (2nd and 3rd editions), Albanian (5th and 6th editions), Albanian, Kosovar, Egyptian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Libyan and Syrian Universities (7th edition).

It targets both students and staff of partner institutions involved in the mobility exchanges.

The specific objectives that the consortium aims to meet are as follows:

  • Contributing to the improvement of the international dimension of higher education and training, in particular through cooperation between higher education institutions in Italy and institutions in the countries of the southern Mediterranean and the Balkans, primarily through the promotion of mobility experiences and cooperation;
  • Supporting the students in acquiring skills and abilities (such as learning new languages) in order to develop their academic profile and ensure new job opportunities;
  • Aiming at a deeper understanding of the cultures of the Southern Mediterranean and the Balkans, providing participants with the opportunity to create international partnerships, to participate actively in the social life of their country and to the development of a Euro Mediterranean identity;
  • Promoting mobility of students from Italy to the Southern shore of the Mediterranean and the Balkans;
  • Facilitating and simplifying administration, bureaucratic and organizational management of mobility activities both in the preparatory phases and during the implementation of the project.
Project Acronym
European Commission, Erasmus+, KA1 – International Credit Mobility
Lead Contractor
 UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy
For the years 2021 – 2027 the following are the consortium’s partners:

  • University of Bari
  • University of Messina
  • University of Padova
  • University of Palermo
  • University of Pavia
  • University Telematica Pegaso 
  • University of Pisa
  • University of Siena 
  • University for Foreigners of Perugia 
  • University of Teramo
  • Università di Cagliari 
  • UNINT – Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma 
  • University of Salento
  • University of Sassari
  • University of Tuscia
  • University of Urbino
€ 58.582,00 + € 62.082,00 + € 133.122,00 + €32.366 + €128.304 + €662.265,00
Project Duration
 From 1/06/2015 to 31/07/2027
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Project website
Contact Person
 Arianna Barletta: a.barletta@uni-med.net

Federica Li Muli: f.limuli@uni-med.net