Newsletter April 2016 – ALSR
3rd mobility to AP University College by E3M Tempus project
From 18 to 22 April 2016 ALSR Tempus E3M project team attended the recommended by EACEA 3rd mobility to Antverpen, Belgium, to participate in the discussions on the content of Handbook and Toolkit as a final printed matter of the entire project, dissemination and awareness campaigne as well as the 6th Steering Committee to overview the course of the project, budget and reporting issues. AP University had done a good job to prepare the draft text of the Handbook on the base of the papers submitted by all Russian partner universities (Nizhnevartovsk, Voronezh, Saint Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, and Moscow). The concept of the manual was to show the state of University-Business Collaboration at Russian partner universities before 2 series of benchmarking visits and after the visits.
The outcome of the visit was the approval of the draft Handbook and the schedule for fulfilling the target – get it printed in Belgium (about 200 copies) for Russian Universities, businesses, policy makers and other stakeholders in Russia by 15th September. Editing should be completed between May and September 2016, and the official presentation is scheduled on the 4-11 November 2016 final workshop at Nishnevartovsk.
The Steering Committee members discussed the state of each of 8 work packages, especially the common issues like dissemination tools and awareness campaign to be arranged before November 2016 to popularize the running E3M project, EU education policy and Erasmus+ projects. The dissemination plan worked out together at AP University college covers face-to-face events (Bologna Club annual meetings, inter-project coaching, visits to other Russian universities, at the events to be held at home universities), as well as via social media (Facebook, Vkontakte, Twitter, Youtube, central and regional media, home institutions press releases, own websites, and Alumni club channels, etc.).
AP University college meeting participants agreed to forward to JAMK (Juvyaskila University of Applied Sciences, Finland) as international project coordinator the list of awareness campaigne visits to be carried out before November 2016. It is important to provide documentary proof of all the events (lists of participants, faculty/departments meetings discussing the projects, university councils meetings, etc.). A very important part of the matter is to have it well covered by the home universities websites furnished with photographs, screen shots, newsletters, articles, notes, etc. The first thing to be done by external audits shall be the audit of partner universities’ websites, its pages dedicated to E3M project, as well as www.tempus-E3M.com) to check the coverage of the events under the project “Evaluatin of Quality of Cooperation in Education Ecosystem as a Mechanism for Building Professional Competences”. Regular Newslatters by partner universities should also be part of this work. Project quality issues (work package 8 – The Herzen University, Saint Petersburg) should be completed by disseminating the set of quality indicators which after the approval by JAMK shall be distributed among Russian partner universities to be carried out as self-evaluation procedure. The regular control over the project shall be carried out as usual by means of monthly scype virtual sessions for Russian and European partners (next scype meeting shall be on 4th May 2016).
It was a lovely weather in Antverpen, and all Russian the guests enjoyed the warmth of the AP University hosts, Hilde Hoefnagels and Inge Verhaegen hospitality. The most important thing was that all ended safely in terms of the unusual security situation in Belgium after the events at Zaventem on 22 March 2016. There was a very pleasant reception at the Antverpen Mayor’s office and final farewell reception at AP University.
ALSR, Moscow, 26 April 2016