JoinEU-SEE Promotion and Awarenss Raising Campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina
University of Mostar - December 13th, 2010
University of Sarajevo - December 14th, 2010
In the context of the JoinEU-SEE programme for academic exchange between EU and Western Balkan countries, which currently has an open call for applications which closes on February 1, 2011, the partner universities in the programme consortium organized information events at the University of Mostar and the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. On December 13th, students and staff interested in applying for the programme had the opportunity to get in-depth information on the JoinEU-SEE programme at the University of Mostar. On December 14th, students and staff were invited to visit information events at the University of Sarajevo.
The aim of the promotion and awareness raising campaign was to raise awareness among students and staff for the JoinEU-SEE programme, its relevance and the opportunities it offers. Through the organization of a mobility fair, workshops and information sessions for interested applicants and various stakeholders detailed information on the programme in all its aspects was disseminated. Students and staff interested in applying had the chance to ask specific questions, talk to representatives of EU partner universities in the programme and learn from previous or current JoinEU-SEE scholars how they experienced their mobility. Administrative and academic staff were invited to participate in workshops addressing issues in the area of mobility such as recognition procedures and the prevention of brain drain.
The events at both universities were very successful and attracted many students and staff interested in the programme, both from the University of Mostar and the University of Sarajevo and other universities in the region. More students and staff than expected used the opportunity to get information on their opportunities within JoinEU-SEE and to talk to representatives of EU universities who provided practical information for the application and introduced their universities.
More than 200 students and staff took part in the promotion and awareness raising campaign at the University of Sarajevo and gave very good feedback concerning the usefulness of the event. Turnout at the University of Mostar was equally satisfying.