The REALISE partners held the International Staff Training Week "Staff Mobility in the Spotlight" from May 14th to May 16th 2019 in Ghent University (Belgium).

The aim of this Staff Training Week was to give the trainees all relevant information and key recommandation to implement a strategy aiming at increasing the quality and the recognition of Erasmus+ staff mobility in their institution and foster the exchange of good practices with other participants and with the REALISE project team.

A total of 85 participants attended the event, from IRO officers to HR and other HEI administration units, and met a very good satisfaction from all the participants.

You will find the Staff Training Week programme here.

Below, you will find the presentations shown during the Opening and Closing speeches:
- Introducing Ghent University: Prof Guido van Huylenbroeck - Director for Internationalisation - Ghent University / Mr Freferik de Decker - Head of International Relations Office - Gehnt University
- In the participants' own words, the REALISE survey of international staff mobility: Dr. Sophie Ball - Erasmus and Exchanges Manager - Middlesex University
- The Strategic Importance of Staff Mobility for Modern Universities: Pr. Luciano Saso - Vice-Rector for European Networks / President of the UNICA network - Universita di Roma La Sapienza
- Panel Dicussion: Policy challenges for the future of Erasmus+ staff mobility
    - Ms Irina Ferencz - Deputy Director - Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)
    - Mr Johannes Gehringer - Policy Officer, Higher Education, Erasmus+ - European Commission
    - Prof. Anne-Marie Motard - Vice-President for International Relations and Francophonie - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
    - Prof. Janerik Lundquist - Associate Professor - Linköping University
    - Moderator: Mr Frederik De Decker - Head of International Relations Office - Ghent University


The restitutions from the 3 workshops are available below, gathering the participants' contributions:
- Promoting staff mobility programmes and disseminating results
- Exploring good practices for managing mobility
- Developing staff mobility as a strategic pathway to broaden and reinforce internationalisation