NHL Stenden hosted the first RUN-EU 2.0 EMIC Week

13 March 2024

Staff from the international offices of all RUN-EU member universities gathered at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NHL Stenden) in Leeuwarden from 4-7 March for the first European Mobility Innovation Centre (EMIC) Week of the second cycle of RUN-EU.

With the addition of the University of Burgos (UBU) and the Howest University of Applied Sciences, this group of internationalisation experts has now grown to nearly 30 members with expertise in a wide range of internationalisation issues.

Its members are committed to delivering the Alliance’s ambitious agenda, particularly in terms of enabling, promoting and measuring mobility at all levels of the Alliance. As such, the EMIC plays a key role in enabling RUN-EU education and research mobilities.

In addition, EMIC has the task of shaping exciting new programmes, such as the RUN-EU Ambassadors Programme and an EU Values Awareness Programme, which will be launched by the end of the year.

The programme was filled with working sessions of the expert groups but also included a team-building activity through serious gaming facilitated by Ivo Wenzler and an inspiration session on EU values led by Marcel Haagsma and Thomas Gitopoulos.

During a busy marketplace on Thursday, NHL Stenden students and staff had the opportunity to meet all the partners and learn more about the mobility opportunities available through RUN-EU.

This first EMIC week, a milestone for the current cycle, proved crucial in onboarding new members and ensuring that all mobility-related processes are aligned and streamlined.


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