The project was funded by the CMS OYOE scheme and aimed at promoting the Erasmus+ Programme in Asia and Europe, gathering Erasmus+ Alumni based in Singapore, as well as training the skills of stakeholders of the Erasmus+ Programme, including students, alumni, potential students and university staff members.
In addition to general visibility for the Erasmus+ Programme and ESAA, the project had a total of 4 concrete activities:
- 2 hour Workshop for Erasmus+ Alumni and potential Programme participants on the “Benefits of Erasmus+ for student networks: Intercultural communication and international cooperations”;
- 2 hour Workshop for Asian and European University Rectors on “How can Universities engage and benefit from the experience of returning students from exchange programmes?“;
- Erasmus+ Information Session for Erasmus+ Alumni and potential Erasmus+ students to get the most up-to-date information about the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ Programme; and
- Erasmus+ Networking Evening for Erasmus+ Alumni based in Singapore to acquaint with each other and explore the establishment of closer cooperation.
A highlight of the Erasmus+ Networking Evening was the speeches delivered by Mr Pierre-Louis LEMPEREUR, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Singapore, Ambassador Karsten WARNECKE, Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and Ms Safi SABUNI, former President of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). All speakers addressed the attendees highlighting the importance of the Erasmus+ Programme for international cooperation in the field of Higher Education, as well as the crucial role Erasmus+ Alumni play in promoting the Programme among future students as well as Higher Education Institutes in Asia and Europe.
The project was organised by members of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in Singapore, in partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Singapore Management University. The project counted with the additional support of the European Delegation in Singapore, the National University of Singapore (NUS), the OCEANS Network in Singapore, and Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) in Singapore.