The European Policy Statement (EPS) is central to the application for the Erasmus
University Charter. It should address the following three main
What is the current situation of your university's
international co-operation in the context of current national,
international and European developments?
Given the strengths and weaknesses of your
university's present situation, define your university's aims and
priorities for 2004/2005 - 2006/2007 with a special focus on promoting
activities within the SOCRATES programme. Briefly describe how the EPS
has been developed and how it will be implemented in your institution.
How will your institution ensure high quality in both
student and staff mobility and within Erasmus co-operation projects?
Points for discussion
The following list of points could be
discussed when addressing the above questions:
The role of international and European co-operation in
your institution's strategic development plan, e.g. innovation and
development of the institution's teaching and research areas;
Future development plans in European and international
co-operation (in mobility, curriculum development, networks, etc.);
How your plans relate to results achieved so far in
Quality control and evaluation of participation in
Internationalisation of administrative staff, teachers
Measures to assure the full recognition of study
Measures to encourage the participation of academic
staff in teaching staff assignments and transnational co-operation
Extension of the use of foreign languages in teaching
Policies to combat gender inequality, racism and
xenophobia, and the exclusion of socially disadvantaged groups;
Policies for the implementation of the Bologna
The management of the EPS process
and the implementation of the EPS within
the institution (e.g. role of the leadership).