The National Erasmus+ Office in Moldova has organised on Thursday, May 23, the first edition of the Erasmus+ Alumni Crossroads – an event dedicated to Erasmus+ participants & beneficiaries.

The goal of this event was to emphasise the Erasmus+ Programme impact on the modernisation and development of the higher education by means of the implemented projects as Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet, Capacity Building, International Credit Mobility, Strategic Alliances, a. o.

The event has gathered academic staff and students involved in Erasmus+ projects and consisted of three main panels: a cluster meeting with the participation of coordinators and projects’ work teams under implementation (Capacity Building in Higher Education, International Credit Mobility and Jean Monnet) on the Erasmus+ future, the reunion of the academic staff benefiting from the academic mobility projects, and the reunion of the students benefiting from the international academic mobility to the Erasmus+ countries.

The implementation of the Erasmus+ projects in Moldova has been discussed during the cluster meeting with the representative of the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Research, Mrs Ludmila Pavlov, Deputy Head of Policy Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation Division.

The Erasmus+ students’ alumni meeting was honoured by the participation of the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova Daniela Morari, representatives of the EU Delegation and diplomatic missions accredited to Moldova.

The Erasmus+ mobility experiences were presented throughout all event’ sessions. Likewise, at the event took active part academic staff and students from countries like France, Italy, United Kingdom, and Romania who are currently in Moldova for an Erasmus+ teaching, training or student mobility.

The event included an exhibition of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education and Jean Monnet projects.

Ana SAMSON ana.samson@erasmusplus.md

Fabien SCHAEFFER,  fabien.schaeffer@eeas.europa.eu