LEMONOC Conference, 22nd-Sept-2015, Brussels and Videos

On 22nd September 2015, the LEMONOC conference in Brussels addressed the potential and challenges of learning mobility between the ‘Global South’ and the ‘Global North’. More than 60 stakeholders from universities, universities of applied science and other organisations in Europe and beyond met in order to exchange their experience, expertise and ideas. The event took place as the final conference delivering the outputs of the project as well as a platform to launch the LEMONOC Network as a follow-up.

The seminar workshop was prefaced by input keynotes by selected resource persons: Karine Hindrix (University Colleges Leuven-Limburg/LEMONOC) introduced the rationale and outputs of the LEMONOC project; Irene Sabio Gallego (European Commission) answered, why mobility with the Global South is necessary in the European Higher Education system, whereas Dr. Barbara Van Wijnendaele shared critical remarks on the pitfalls and challenges encountered hereby.

The presentations were followed by seminar working group sessions. These provided the opportunity to introduce the outputs of the LEMONOC project, in order to discuss the added value of student mobility, the building-up and fostering of partnerships as well as institutional enablers and obstacles for learning mobility between ‘South’ and ‘North’.

To round up the conference, Thomas Jorgensen (European University Association) referred on mobility on the level of doctoral candidates from a 'Northern' Persepective, while James Otieno Jowi (African Network for the Internationalization of Education, ANIE/LEMONOC) addressed benefits and potential but also risks and concerns associated with learning mobility from a ‘Southern’ perspective.

Klaas Vansteenhuyse (University Colleges Leuven-Limburg) closed the day, as a "founding father" of the project, by announcing the launch of the LEMONOC network as a seamless continuation of the previous work.

Watch the aftermovie and interviews of the conference here:

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