Episodes

Episode #14 – Rural Inclusive Outdoor Theatre Education

This episode of Interlace PODCAST is the first one addressing the adult education field. We do this by introducing the RIOTE2 project – Rural Inclusive Outdoor Theatre Education: Street theatre education methodology and network cooperation model in rural environment. The project is of high relevance for the scope of this podcast since it addresses our…

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Episode #13 – KNOWEU

In a previous episode, we have interviewed Lika Glonti, director of the National Erasmus Office in Tbilisi who provided a general overview on the Georgian higher education institutions and their involvement in the Erasmus+ programme. The KNOWEU project; Enhancing Knowledge on Georgia’s EU Integration among Ethnic Minorities, is the topic of today’s programme. The project…

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Episode #12 – Artistic entrepreneurship

International collaboration in Art education differs in many ways and for many reasons from other fields of studies and is too often neglected or marginalized from the big picture. What are the specificities of international university collaboration in this field, why was it affected more than others by the Covid-19 pandemic effects and what are…

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Episode #11 – Visual Impairment Social Inclusion ON

Today’s episode brings us to a new territory and will show us how the EU funding tools can be used in a creative way to cover very specific topics and address highly relevant social challenges in an inclusive manner.  The “Visual Impairment Social Inclusion ON” project was an Erasmus+ Success story, a good practice on…

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Episode #10 – Entrepreneurial Learning in Art Schools 2.0

Strategic Partnerships are transnational projects designed to develop and share innovative practices and promote cooperation, peer learning, and exchanges of experiences in the fields of education, training, and youth. The EL-ART project (Entrepreneurial Learning in Art Education), focus of this episode, aims to help art schools give their students the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed before…

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Episode #9 – Student Recruitment Tours

International student recruitment is very high on the agenda of universities and it represents one of the most powerful tools for their internationalization strategies. Many private actors are present on the market as facilitators of this process. Often criticized but often needed to access specific markets or niches. But a number of these actors have…

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Episode #8 – National Erasmus+ Office Georgia

The European Programmes in the field of education are managed and monitored in non-EU countries by specific National Erasmus+ Office (NEO). What is the mandate and what are the activities of these units and who are the people responsible for this crucial and challenging task for the development of internationalization of higher education in their…

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Episode #7 – European Universities Initiative

The European Universities Initiative is one of the latest initiatives of the European Commission in the field of higher education. What is the rationale of this initiative and why should it be consider one of the most important ones in the recent years for European universities? The first selected alliances started their activities in November…

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Episode #6 – International traineeships, virtual and blended mobility

The increase in virtual and blended mobility is a relevant recent development in the internationalization of higher education arena. There are many reasons for this, the two main ones being the Covid-19 pandemic that made physical mobility impossible in 2020 and the fact that the European Commission decided to introduce this concept as one of…

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Episode #5 – National Erasmus+ Office in Uzbekistan

Aziza Abdurakhmanova is Head of the National Erasmus+ Office in Uzbekistan and she has been active in the past two decades in the management of European Programmes involving higher education institutions from her country. Uzbekistan has undergone an impressive development in the past year in all fields including higher education which removed a number of…

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Episode #4 – Erasmus Mundus: a success story from the point of view of an alumnus

The Erasmus Mundus Programme was launched by the European Commission at the beginning of the 2000s as a revolutionary idea aiming to increase the attractiveness and quality of European universities by facilitating the creation of joint master programmes of excellence supported by very generous grants for top students from all over the world. The programme…

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Episode #3 – AEC: the leading European Association in the field of music education

AEC – The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen – is the leading voice for higher music education in Europe. A cultural and educational network with around 300 member institutions for professional music training in 57 countries. In this episode we make an interview with Sara Primiterra, Events and Project Manager at…

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Episode #2 – International Association of Universities

The International Association of Universities, created under the auspices of UNESCO in 1950, (and therefore celebration it’s 70th anniversary this year) is a membership-based organisation serving the global higher education community through: expertise & trends analysis, publications & portals, advisory services, peer-to-peer learning, events, global advocacy. It is therefore very broad and ambitious in scope…

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Episode #1 – Interlace PODCAST

Welcome to Interlace PODCAST!In this short introduction, your hosts – Mirko Varano and Christofer Fredriksson – give you a first hint on the background of the idea and what you should expect. In a few weeks, your hosts will publish a vlog with a deeper insight on their background, our plans for the future, our…

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