The University of Economics - Varna welcomed six European universities - partners under PROMINENCE project

The University of Economics - Varna welcomed six European universities - partners under PROMINENCE project

On the 11th and 12th October 2018, our University of Economics - Varna hosted the second of three transnational project meetings (TPM 2) scheduled under PROMINENCE project "Promoting mindful encounters through intercultural competence and experience".

The transnational project meeting was attended by 11 representatives of six higher education schools - all PROMINENCE partners from France, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. During the discussion panels included in the program different operational issues have been discussed, related to the implementation of the project activities, the results achieved and the upcoming events.

The Prominence project is funded under ERASMUS + Programme, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education. The duration of the project is 36 months and the total budget is 296 621 Euros.

Within the project implementation phase (2017 - 2020) all partner universities in Aschaffenburg (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), Debrecen (Hungary), Katowice (Poland), Savoy (France), Senaijoki (Finland) and Varna (Bulgaria) will not only collaborate on development of intercultural competencies for their students, but also on the organization of three intensive study programs (IP 2018, 2019 and 2020) involving students form all seven PROMINENCE partner universities.

The intercultural themes considered during IP 2018, IP 2019 and IP 2020 organized within the POMINENCE project include:

IP 2018, Languages ​​and Cultural Diversity (Bratislava, Slovakia 2018)

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IP 2019, Management and Leadership in Different Cultures (Aschaffenburg, Germany 2019)

IP 2020, Practicing Cultural and Emotional Intelligence in Different Cultures (Savoy, France 2020)

During the two-day transnational project meeting, our partners from Aschaffenburg, Germany (host of IP 2019) and Debrecen, Hungary (PROMINENCE project coordinator) took part in an info session with students from the University of Economics - Varna.

The PROMINENCE project was presented together with the opportunities for participation in the upcoming Intensive Training (IP) program in Aschaffenburg, Germany in April 2019.

Six students from University of Economics - Varna will get the chance to develop their intercultural competences in a multicultural environment with participants from all six partner countries. For each of the three intensive programs, the nominated students from each partner university receive an EU grant to fund their study period (travel and stay) abroad.

The students who participated in the info session on IP 2019 also learned more about the opportunities for educational mobility under the ERASMUS + program at the universities of Aschaffenburg, Germany and Debrecen, Hungary. The meeting took place in active interest on behalf of the students and ended with a fruitful discussion.

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For more information: UE-Varna, floor 1, room 107, Miroslava Ivanova, UE-Varna PROMINENCE team coordinator