The Integration and Promotion of Staff Training Courses at Universities across Europe (IMOTION) project was a one year initiative co-funded within the European Union's Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus Accompanying Measures grant agreement number 2013 – 2888 / 001 – 001) which started in October 2013.
The project was co-ordinated by the Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) and included a consortium of European Universities and networks including the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), Ghent University (Belgium), SGroup European Universities’ Network (SGroup), Compostela Group of Universties (CGU) and the European Association of ERASMUS Coordinators (EAEC).
The general objectives of the IMOTION project were:
- to increase the quality Erasmus staff training events,
- to involve administrative and technical staff members of different units, inclusing international relations officers, centres for doctoral education, welcome and support services, press and communication, libraries, ICT, career guidance centres,
- to internationalise universities through the organisation of training activities with foreign experts and participants coming from different HEIs (internationalisation at home).
The present online platform developed in the framework of the IMOTION project centralises information about staff training events for university administrative and technical staff organised in Europe. The platform aims to support Higher Education Institutions in the promotion of staff training events and to help university administrative and technical staff to find the appropriate training or job shadowing they are looking for.