March 4 - Sunday
Lunch and Cultural excursion: Cerro San Cristóbal (upon pre-inscription)
Pre-meetings of the partners: Sub-regional projects (same venue as for the welcome cocktail)
Opening session and welcome cocktail
- Welcome by the authorities of the Mercosur and CAN
- Welcome by the CRUCH and short presentation on EU-LA relations and the Chilean perspective
Day 1 (March 5, Monday)
- Welcome from EU Delegation - Susana Aguero
- Introduction to Alfa-Puentes - Elizabeth Colucci, EUA and Nicolas Patrici, OBREAL
- Results and conclusions of the first RIS – Bernardo Rivera, ASCUN and Dr. Salvador Malo, Universidad Veracruzana/Mexico
- Logic of RIS 2 and presentation of Mercosur´s sub-regional project – Alvaro Maglia, AUGM
Session 1: Mobility and Regional Integration: The experiences of Europe and Latin America
This session will discuss the objectives and strategies, but also the achievements and challenges in relation to mobility at the regional and sub- regional levels in both continents from the perspective of decision makers.
Presentation: European perspective: Europe after 11 years of Bologna: What has really improved regarding mobility? What are the present challenges?
Experts: Elizabeth Colucci and Howard Davies, EUA (Bologna Follow-Up Group (EUA))
Presentation: Latin American Perspective
Expert: Xiomara Zarur, UNESCO-IESALC
Chair: Prof. José Manuel Ricart, Asociación Grupo Santander (AGS)
Session 2: Mobility in Latin America
Chair: Lic. Sandra Leon Coto, Rectora Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
2.1. Sub-regional dimensions
State of art of mobility in the Mercosur region: Results of the research under Alfa Puentes
Presentation by the researcher of the Mercosur in the ALFA PUENTES project
Expert Dr. Herib Caballero
Comments and reactions: Mesoamerican and Andean Community
Juan Guillermo Hoyos, ASCUN/CONSUAN and Sandra Leon Coto, Rectora Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (MesoAmerica)
Degree mobility: benefits and risks, potential for capacity building
Prof. Dr. Dieter leonhard, Rector, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Chair: Dr. Salvador Malo, UV/Mexico
Questions and answers
Mobility in the context of national policies for Education, Science and Technology: The case of Brazil
Programme Science without borders and mobility programmes for the region
Presentation:Dr. Murilo Silva de Camargo, Ministry of Education of Brazil
Chair: Prof. Targino de Araujo Filho, Rector UFSC - Sao Paolo, Brazil/President of AUGM
Session 3: Break-out groups: The different types of mobility: national and institutional cases
Two groups that deal with two different types of mobility: In each there will be a presentation of case studies and further discussion with reference to institutional and national strategies.
Group 1: Mobility of exchange students: improving, increasing and balancing exchange
- Flow, trends and markets
- Institutional Perspectives
- Media (Funding programmes, partners)
- Purposes (Integration, excellence ...)
- Recognition of studies & Quality Assurance
- Benefits for local and foreign students
- Obstacles to mobility
Presentation: Argentinean Case
Professor Manuel Velazco, Researcher of the CIN in the Alfa Puentes project
Presentation: Dr. Barbara Costa, Grupo Santander/ University of Porto, Portugal
Chair: Dr. Anne-Marie Galliou-Scanvion, VP International, University of Bretagne-Occidentale/CPU, France
Group 2. Doctoral Mobility: benefits and potential risks to capacity building
Dr. Leandro Tessler, University of Campinas, São Paulo
Presentation: Dr. Hernán Paillán, Doctorate in Agricultural Economy, University of Talca, Chile
Chair: Rafal Molencki, University of Silesia/KRASP, Poland
17.00: Reports of the groups (Chairs report back)
Session 4: Panel with students: Importance of academic mobility for universities, countries and regions
- Why is mobility strategic for institutions?
- What types of mobility are important for the development of regions and nations?
- What is the added value for students and what support do they need to become mobile?
- What are the problems and what are the obstacles?
- What could the role of networks be in increasing and improving mobility?
- How can students be better incorporated into regional discussions on mobility?
Joao Melo Borges, Secretary General, CRUP, Portugal
Paula Órdenes, Chilean Student at University of Heidelberg
Simón Boric, Chilean Student at George Washington University
Arturo Somoza, Rector of Universidad de Cuyo, Argentina
Chair: Teresa Marshall, Secretaria Ejectuiva, CRUCH
Conclusions of the first day and closure
Alvaro Maglia, AUGM
20.00: Official dinner
Day 2 (March, Tuesday)
Session 6: Panel: mobility, quality and internationalization. Advances at institutional and regional level
What is the relationship between mobility and quality? How are these issues interrelated in Europe and Latin America? At university level? And at the level of quality assurance agencies?
- To what extent are these elements interconnected at the institutional level (what is the role of mobility in the process of internal quality assessment and the internationalization of learning)?
- What is the external dimension of quality assurance for mobility?
Angel Fernandez, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)
Antonio Lopez, University of Murcia/CRUE (Spain)
Axel Arden, NVAO (Netherlands)
Nick Harris, Expert/ANECA (Spain)
Chair: Bernardo Rivera, ASCUN/CONSUAN
Session 7: Mobility, recognition and qualifications frameworks
Qualifications frameworks are potential tools to increase transparency of systems. But what is the real relationship between mobility, recognition and qualifications framework? To what extent are these elements interconnected in Europe (for example)? Are there lessons for Latin America?
Presentation: Quality Assurance as a pre-requisite for recognition and mobility- Can Qualifications Frameworks replace integrated transnational study programmes?
Prof. Jochen Hellmann, Franco-Germany University
Chair: Dr. Bruno Garisto, CRP, Panama
Session 8: Working Groups: Advances in mobility in Latin America: approaches, frameworks and considerations
4 groups: A short presentation will be made in each group, then discussion based on set questions:
- It is assumed that academic mobility, in its various forms, brings benefits to students and institutions. But, it requires resources. How can mobility be promoted? What is the relationship between the university, mobility, and the world of employment? Does mobility improve employability?
- What actions and strategies are needed to improve mobility and to promote it in Latin America?
- What practical steps can be taken at institutional level, sub-regional and regional levels to remove obstacles to mobility?
The Rapporters will produce 3 slides to report (European rapporters)
- Group 1: Ana Castro, Universidad de la Republica; Chair: Iris Danowski, HRK
- Group 2: Herib Caballero, Paraguay; Chair Antonio Lopez, CRUE
- Group 3: Paraveski Bessa-Rodrigues, CRUB; Chair: Joao Melo Borges, CRUP
- Group 4: Arturo Somoza, Argentina; Chair: Prof. Jochen Hellmann, Germany
The role of ALFA PUENTES: Strengthening the relationship between quality, mobility and qualifications frameworks in regional integration processes
Discussion based on the results of the working groups
Panel with members of the ALFA PUENTES Advisory Board and experts:
José Miguel Carot, Proyecto INFOACES
Maria Fernanda Contreras, Directora de Relaciones Internacionales de la USACH
Pedro Henríquez-Guajardo, UNESCO
a) What role can ALFA-PUENTES play to improve mobility in Latin America?
b) In the framework of ALFA-PUENTES, how will it be possible to strengthen the relationship between mobility, harmonization of qualifications / qualifications frameworks and sub-regional quality assurance systems?
Moderator: Alvaro Maglia, AUGM
Next steps- Launch of Alfa-Puentes Project in the sub-regions
ASCUN, CSUCA, AUGM and Dr. Salvador Malo
Announcement of the first regional association conference
Alvaro Maglia and Taragino de Araujo Filho, AUGM
16.30: Official closure