From 21st to 22nd September 2021 Liepaja University International Relations Department organized its first "Virtual International Erasmus+ Partner Days 2021" (IEPD 2021) remotely on MS Teams with 12 existing and potential Erasmus+ KA107 project partners from 9 different non-European countries.
The aim of the event was to exchange and discuss different experiences about the realization of the current Erasmus+ KA107 projects (Higher education student and staff mobility between Programme and Partner Countries) during the Covid-19 pandemic, the biggest challenges, teaching experiences obtained during the online teaching within the exchange in partneruniversities abroad, teaching tools of virtual and blended teaching and new future collaboration possibilities with Liepaja University under Erasmus+ KA107 projects and other projects related to Erasmus+ and others. The event was organized in two informative panel sessions with partneruniversity presentations about their case studies and discussions. In total the event was attended by 26 participants from such countries as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Philippines and Russia.
We want to thank all our partners for participation in the event and sharing their personal views and experiences which undoubtedly make us reflect on how to implement these projects more efficiently and successfully in the upcoming calls. We are very glad that we could e-meet you virtually and we strongly believe that by our cooperation we will have together more international mobilities in the future and that we will be able to meet on-site at Liepaja University, Latvia.
Special thanks to our key speakers of the event: Dr. Angela James who is the Senior lecturer in Science Education at the School of Education and the Academic Leader of the Community Engagement in the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), Dr. Prof. Atulgiri Mayagiri Gonsai of Computer Science Department from Saurashtra University (India), lecturer Jason Kinnesala Dy of the Fine Arts Department from Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), Partnership Coordinator Whitney Irwin from Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand) and to our new LiepU Phd student Mzwandile Wiseman Zulu from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).
We are sure that after this event you will have lots of new and creative ideas ahead which to develop for the new Erasmus projects in terms of the new Erasmus+ period 2021-2027.
Programme of the event: HERE
Plan Liepaja University, plan Liepaja!
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