A follow-up to a Europe-Latin American university leadership conference that EUA held in São Paulo in 2012, this project aimed at exploring strategies for better policy dialogue and cooperation between European countries and their international partners. It did this with a specific focus on Brazil, and drew on the experience of the Science without Borders (SwB) programme launched by the Brazilian Government, which aimed at sending 110,000 students abroad by 2015. The overall objective was to compare experiences in managing different higher education cooperation programmes (including large-scale grant programmes), enable mutual learning within Europe and between Europe and Brazil, and provide tangible suggestions for the enhancement and coordination of European university cooperation with international partners more generally.
This project is carried out with the support of the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commission.
The project consisted of workshops in Europe and Brazil as well as the development of a forum for practice sharing in the implementation of SwB. The following themes were taken up in the activities: