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1 Current state of play in mobility flows between Sweden and Eastern Partnership countries Hans Grönlund, Warsaw 6 July

2 Mobility flows for Sweden 2009/2010 Hans Grönlund Total in-coming Total out-going Eastern Partnership 2009/2010 In-coming mobilityOut-going mobility Moldova 35 Ukraine 251 Ukraine 13 Belarus 141 Armenia 53 Azerbaijan 40 Georgia 58 Total 578

3 Two government agencies co-ordinates educational mobility programmes in Sweden Hans Grönlund International Programme Office for Education and Training (IPO) Promotes academic exchanges and cooperation across national borders. Award grants and project funding as part of cooperation and exchange programmes Primary funders: the European Commission, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Swedish government. The Swedish Institute (SI) a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through strategic communication and exchange in the fields of culture, education, science and business.

4 Types of mobility and co-operation Hans Grönlund Community programmes (IPO) Tempus and Erasmus Mundus National programmes (IPO and SI) - Linnaeus-Palme, Minor Field Studies, Sida travel grants - SI Scholarships for East Europe and the Visby programme University agreements -Bilateral agreements between HEI:s, however numers are very difficult to count Free movers

5 Tempus and Erasmus Mundus Hans Grönlund Tempus projects including co-operation with 20 HEI:s (Ukraine 10, Moldova 4, Armenia and Belarus 2, Azerbaijan and Georgia 1) Erasmus Mundus So far no co-operation projects with HEI:s in the Eastern Partnership

6 Linnaeus-Palme and Minor Field Studies Hans Grönlund Funded by Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (DAC-list) Linnaeus-Palme Projects based mobility (in + out): teachers 2 +2, students : 10 projects (Belarus 1, Ukraine 4, Azerbaijan 1, Georgia 4) Minor Field Studies (out-going) Scholarships for field studies: bachelor or masters dissertation : 29 studies in Eastern Partnership countries (Georgia 14, Ukraine 7, Moldova 6, Armenia 2) Sida travel grant (out going) : 4 grants (Belarus 1, Ukraine 1, Georgia 2) IAESTE (in + out) Ukraine 1+1 grants in 2010

7 SI Scholarships for East Europe and the Visby programme Hans Grönlund Scholarships for masters students and researchers (phd stud and post docs) In-coming mobility Armenia 4 (2 masters, 2 researchers) Azerbaijan 2 (2 masters) Georgia (prio in progr) 7 (7 masters) Moldova (prio in progr) 8 (8 masters) Ukraine 96 (65 masters, 31 researchers) Belarus 45 (32 masters, 13 researchers) Out-going mobility Ukraine 2 (1 stud, 1 research) SI Scholarships can in reality be counted in the ”free movers” cathegory even if they could be based on agreements. Scholarships for master students are always for free movers

8 Hans Grönlund Atlas (funded by the government) Programme for staff and pupils at preschools, compulsory schools and upper secondary schools. Co-operation is possible with any country in the world Athena (funded by Sida) Programme for global exchange within Vocational Education and Training Both programmes can be used for co-operation with countries in the Eastern Partnership but so far low activitity Programmes at other educational levels

9 Conclusion on mobility flows Number of in-coming students have been increasing since 2009 Numbers of exchange students very low Difficult to determine actual number of in-coming ”free movers”, possibly HEI agreements as basis for mobility = more organised mobility Number of out-going is extremely low Hans Grönlund

10 Reform initiatives to strengthen internationalisation in Higher Education Increased autonomy Joint degrees Teacher mobility is key Recognition of qualifications and mobility periods Hans Grönlund

11 Autonomous HEI:s, portable loans Swedish HEI develops their own strategies for internationalisation Swedish students have portable student loans Governement initiatives can be taken on specific actions – scholarship programme No specific country priorities Hans Grönlund

12 Student fees from autumn 2011 Fees for all students from countries outside Europe (EU/EEA and Switzerland) No fee for students in co-operation programmes or for mobility that takes place within a balanced agreement between HEI:s Swedish Tuition fee Scholarship fr for students from countries outside Europé (EU/EEA and Switzerland) managed by IPO = CHALLENGE and OPPORTUNIY Hans Grönlund

13 Organised mobility vs free movers For out-going mobility the Swedish system clearly facilitates free moving. Different situation for in-coming mobility Numbers are clearly higher for free movers – but, it is often based on bilateral HEI agreements or other forms of co-operation Organised mobility is to prefer in the long run if international co-operation aims to raise the quality A need to increas organised mobility either via programmes or based on balanced agreements between HEI:s Hans Grönlund

14 How to overcome the challenges? Direct co-operation between HEI:s either via programmes or agreements Increased co-operation and coordination also on national level Contact seminars and meetings Summer schools Funding for contacts and preparation of agreements Hans Grönlund

15 Thank you for your attention! Hans Grönlund Senior Adviser to the Director General International Programme Office for Education and Training in Sweden Hans Grönlund


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