Mobility Programme

The EUPRIO Mobility Programme (EMP) is an innovative initiative designed to support groundbreaking projects and address real-world challenges in university communications.

This programme offers EUPRIO members an opportunity to network and collaborate on specific topics, aiming to enhance the university communications community throughout Europe.

EMP is distinct in its content and rules from the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility scheme, as it does not fund individual mobility for attending language courses, conferences, visiting other universities, or managing pre-organised teams.

EUPRIO encourages practical, impactful projects involving typically teams of 3-5 people, including the project leader, each from different countries.

The goal is collaborative work to yield tangible results and share best practices in university communications at both national and international levels.

EMP's objectives include:

  • Addressing real challenges faced by EUPRIO members.
  • Developing case studies as exclusive resources for members.
  • Strengthening networking and knowledge exchange among EUPRIO members.
  • Promoting international collaboration in university communications.
  • Offering members the chance to work on specific projects, bringing together diverse cultures, work habits, and expertise.
  • Creating best practices or innovative solutions for day-to-day challenges in university communications to benefit the EUPRIO community.

All EUPRIO members are eligible to participate in the call for participants.

EMP supports projects conducted online (without timing restrictions) or in-person (lasting up to 3 days). Financial assistance from EMP includes reimbursements for individual expenses, excluding those of the meeting organiser.

This covers:

  • Travel expenses up to a maximum of 350€ per person per project.
  • Accommodation and living expenses: a lump sum of 400€ per person per project.

Reimbursements will be issued after project completion and upon submission of the final reports to the EUPRIO Executive Board (EB).

The EB oversees the entire selection and evaluation process. Project leaders are tasked with submitting final reports that will be published in the Euprio Community for members only. They may be invited to present their findings during the Annual Conference.

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EMP V edition (2023-2024)

  1. Crisis Communication
  2. Evaluation of Sci Comms Activities
  3. Inclusion
  4. Internal Communication
  5. International Communication and Marketing
  6. Wikipedia for Science

EMP past editions

The result of all the projects, presented in the parallel sessions at the annual Euprio Conferences are available for all the current members on MyEUPRIO.

The EUPRIO Mobility Programme - 4th edition (2022-2023) supported 3 project:

1. Internal Communications: how to implement it in our universities

Participants: Paola Claudia Scioli, University Communication Consultant (Italy), Per M. Eriksson, Communication strategist specialized in Management Communication - Malmo University (Sweden), Stephanie Kappes, Corporate Publishing Officer Internal Communications - Universität St.Gallen (Switzerland), Daniela Kaser, Head of Marketing and Communication - St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (Austria), Sinne B. Jacobsen, Communications officer - Aarhus Universitet (Denmark), Agata Mannino, Management And Promotion Of National And International Educational Projects - University of Padua (Italy), Marianne Moss, Senior Adviser - Oslomet (Norway), Marita Müller, Leiterin Stabsstelle Kommunikation und Marketing - Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus−Senftenberg (Germany), Alessandra Saletti, Head of Press Office and External Relations - University of Trento (Italy), Katelijne Ulenaers, Head of Internal Communication - UHasselt (Belgium)

2. Culture, Science & Society programs, how to implement them in our institutions

Participants: Farida Khali - Deputy head at Unicom Communication & Medias, University of Fribourg (Switzerland), Pieke Hoekstra - Head of Community engagement & Outreach, Tu Delft (Netherlands), Anna Rolczak - Head of University Communications and PR Centre / Vice President at "PRom", University of Lodz (Poland)

3. How to achieve real social inclusion on campus?

Participants: Marcin Witkowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland), Ida Bergstroem, Senior Communications Advisor and Team leader - Universitetet i Bergen (Norway), Liudmyla Zagoruiko - Office For International Cooperation - Taras Shevchenko National University Of Kyiv (Ukraina)

The EUPRIO Mobility Programme - 3rd edition (2019-2020), due to the Covid-19 restrictions, supported 1 project:

1. How to implement a university's strategic plan and values effectively?

Participants: Hannamaija Helander, Communication Manager - University of Helsinki (Finland), Vildana Kurtovic, Head of Marketing and Student Recruitment - Webster Private University Vienna (Austria), Cynthia-Maria Ghobril Andrea, Director of Service des publications et de la communication - Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (Lybanon), Mara Contardo, Social Media Manager - Università degli studi di Trieste (Italy), Anne Arnold, Communications Manager - The University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

The EUPRIO Mobility Programme - 2nd edition (2018-2019) supported 4 projects:

1. Step and tools for a competitive Alumni Association/Relations Office.

Participants: Renata Hermannová - Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), Giga Gogosashvili - University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), Christine Legrand - CPE Lyon (France), Sylvian Raffard-Artigue - Université de la Nouvelle Calédonie (France).

2. How can a closer collaboration between Press/PR Department and International Offices of universities help to promote the respective Colleges/Conservatories/Universities, its European network and international strategy and international visibility?

Participants: Claudia Assmann - Berlin University of the Arts (Germany), Maité Abram - Haute École Léonard de Vinci (Belgium), Kirsty Barr - The Glasgow School of Arts (United Kingdom), Katie Bell - The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (United Kingdom), Cynthia-Maria Ghobril Andrea - Université Siant-Joseph de Beirut (Lebanon)

3. The university & the city: how to really step down from our ivory towers and engage with citizens.

Participants: Pieke Hoekstra - Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), Jacek Novak - University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), Matxalen Sotillo - University of Basque Countries (Spain), Jeanette Tenggren Durkan - University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

4. Student and Employee Advocacy: how, why and what?

Participants: Caroline Roulaux - University of Maastricth (The Netherlands), Jan Dries - University of Antwerp (Belgium), Emma Gilmartin - The university of Glasgow (United Kingdom), SysChristina Vestergaard - Aarhus University (Denmark)

The EUPRIO Mobility Programme - 1st edition (2017-2018) supported 1 project:

1. Tell me: what’s going on?

Participants: Philip Graham - University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Xander Bronkhorst - Utrecht University (The Netherlands), Caroline de Vries - NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)