The LEMONOC Conference on 22 September 2015 in Brussels will discuss quality improvement of North-South higher education learning mobility and greatly encourage you publicize the information on this event.
The increasing interest in ´learning mobility with non-industrialized countries´ (LEMONOC) has been taken up in recent European educational policies (E4A and Horizon 2020). The European Commission has launched the E4A programme (2014-2020) aiming “to ensure that education and training systems deliver the knowledge and skills needed in an increasingly globalized labour market”. The goal is to strengthen the EU as an advanced knowledge society, with sustainable economic development, provide more and better jobs and greater social cohesion by transnational mobility, by enhancing personal growth and global citizenship. To reach these goals, a thorough knowledge of societies in non-industrialised countries is vital, the development of a sustainable partnership with the Global South combined with the acquisition of crucial skills and knowledge by exchanging and engaging locally while studying or working abroad.
LEMONOC will play in this by providing the framework for such learning mobility. There is an increasing number of very diverse exchange opportunities in higher education institutions with varying goals and objectives. This involves a need to develop a more structural, qualitative and joint approach in organizing such transnational exchange programmes.This project will develop publications, online tools and training courses addressing the critical dimensions of learning mobility with non-industrialized countries. It will provide validated good practices, essential documentation and a self-assessment tool for higher education institutions.
LEMONOC is supported by the European Commission and aims at improving the quality of learning mobility with non-industrialised or economically developing countries within European higher education institutions. We facilitate cooperation and provide tools, resources and good practices.
The conference offers experts and stakeholders in learning mobility a platform for exchange and networking. Keynote presentations and working groups will address the expectations and challenges, institutional processes and organizational enablers, as well as good practices and lessons learned.
The LEMONOC conference will enable the participant to develop and reflect critically upon the vision and expectations concerning learning mobility North-South in Higher education, to know the LEMONOC guiding criteria for quality in learning mobility North-South, to get to know the LEMONOC instruments for quality, to formulate aspects for quality improvement of the institutional practices.
09:30 Welcome and Introduction: Karine Hindrix, LEMONOC Coordinator
09:50 Keynote: Irene Sabio Gallego, European Commission
10:30 Keynote: Dr. Barbara Van Wijnendaele, UC Leuven-Limburg
11:20 Exchange of good practices
12:00 Why learning mobility with the Global South? About purpose, vision and mission
14:00 The LEMONOC guiding criteria for good practice in learning mobility
14:30 Introducing the LEMONOC tools: Online Resource Center & Self-Assessment Scan
15:20 Actions and strategies for improving the quality of future learning mobility
16:30 Reporting from the working groups to the plenum
16:50 Round-up and reflections from the perspective of the Global South