This regional dialogue process aims at strengthening regional cooperation and synergies on Higher Education Internationalization and Academic Mobility in view of amplifying quality partnerships between educational institutions throughout the Mediterranean and enhancing further North-South, South-North as well as South-South academic mobility, at a time when the need for mutual understanding and youth opportunities (in particular related to the employability) has never been so pressing in the region.
In particular, it contributes to:
- Improving shared knowledge and understanding of internationalisation trends and policies in the region as well as of current mobility flows and available funding schemes.
- Facilitating continuous peer learning among UfM countries on policies and practices addressing common challenges and priorities, such as intra-regional mobility, recognition of qualifications, governance, quality assurance, brain circulation, as well as more recent issues related to migrant and refugee students and to the privatisation trends in cross-border education.
- Fostering the implementation of joint projects and initiatives and shape a regional strategy on higher education internationalisation and academic mobility in the Euro-Mediterranean area reinforcing regional integration and increasing the involvement of UfM countries in related UfM labelled projects.