The first version of a stock-taking report on mobility and capacity building in HE was shared with stakeholders at the Regional Conference which was held in Cracow on 16-18 November.
The report presents an initial database of existing capacity development and mobility programmes between the EU and Central Asia Countries, selected EU Member States and CA Countries and within Central Asia itself. 30 schemes were identified; 28 funded by the EU and its selected Member States (Germany, France, UK and Latvia) and 2 national schemes within the CA countries, promoting international mobility of their students.
In 2015, these programmes supported at least 1793 individuals from Central Asia to spend time studying or working at European HEIs and a minimum of 375 European learners, teachers and researchers coming to Central Asia.
The findings of this study confirm that mobility is one of the most complex and challenging processes in VET and HE and the key message is that there is a need for further promotion of the opportunities for cooperation between the EU and Central Asia.
The feedback from the presentation of the report is now being incorporated into an updated version which will be ready by February 2017.
Mr Helbich’s presentation of the report, including a summary of the data, identification of success stories and recommendations can downloaded from the workshop website.