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New publication by UNIMED and UniCollaboration: Policy Brief “Promoting Virtual Exchange as a Resilient Way to Strengthen Academic Internationalization in the South Mediterranean Region”

As part of the CMI/FEMISE joint “COVID-19 Med Policy Brief Series”, a Policy Brief authored by UNIMED and UniCollaboration has been published.

The policy brief focuses on Virtual Exchange (VE), a methodology that can contribute to solve the current education and mobility challenges faced by South Mediterranean countries by enhancing the quality and inclusiveness of Higher Education, despite the severe limitations to international youth mobility.

The recommendations introduced in the brief derive from the impact analysis of the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (EVE) initiative of the European Union, which clearly demonstrates how VE can effectively support the internationalisation process of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), boosting “Internationalisation at Home” (IaH) opportunities, which are of the utmost importance for HEIs in South Mediterranean countries, and how it favours a regional balance in terms of North-South participation, far more than other forms of international exchange programmes.