From 19 to 23 March 2018 ICMED team from the University of Padova and the University of Poitiers visited the Tunisian partners, University of Gafsa and University of Monastir. A series of interviews were conducted with representatives of staff members and students who benefited from E+ International Credit Mobility exchanges for staff teaching, staff training, study and research activities, as well as staff members charged with the management of international mobility. A total of 7 staff members and 7 students participated in the interviews, which were the occasion to discuss about personal intercultural experiences, opportunities for individual or group exposure to innovative learning and teaching techniques abroad, chances for strengthening one’s academic curriculum.
The representative of the Tunisian Ministry for Higher Education was also involved in a dedicated interview, to share opinion on the E+ programme, about both the achieved and expected results at national level.
Tunisian academic and administrative staff and students agree that the Erasmus+ programme is a unique chance to change lives and open minds. Given the positive experiences so far, Tunisian universities are willing to increase E+ mobility exchanges in order to multiply the opportunities.