Practical Training at Universidade do Porto (19 to 23 June 2017)

From 19th to 23rd June 2017 the Practical Training for academic and administrative staff from Latin America (WP3) was carried out at Universidade do Porto (Portugal).

Within the scope of the Poncho Project (Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education), Universidade do Porto hosted from 19th to 23rd of June the physical component of the PONCHO training programme for some of the Latin American project Partners.

The main topics covered were:

  • Internationalisation Strategies in the context of HE
  • Organisation of International Offices
  • Communication and Dissemination strategies
  • Project Management and EU funding opportunities for partner Countries

The one week training Programme was targeted at 5 staff members from the International Office of 5 different Higher Education Institutions from Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Paraguay.

This was also the opportunity for the PONCHO participants to network among each other and with Universidade do Porto staff from the International Relations Office and other departments such as communication and public relations.


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Practical Training at Jan Kochanowski University from (6 to 9 June 2017)

From 6 to 9 June 2017 the Practical Training (WP3) was carried out at Jan Kochanowski University (Poland).

The partners participated in several activities, including:

  • meetings with foreign students about their experiences with Erasmus+ Programme
  • meeting with Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Education
  • presentation by Office of International Cooperation and International Research Programmes to the benefit of the internationalization of UJK, the Office’s functioning, cooperation of UJK with foreign units, research projects, good practices, trainings, etc.
  • talks to Erasmus students who discussed about their experiences with students’ transfer between universities.

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Presentation of PONCHO Project to the Goiana Network of International Education (Brazil)

On May 17, 2017, the Poncho Project was presented to the  in a meeting of the Network in the Coordination of International Affairs of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Goiânia. The online courses offered on the Project platform were mentioned. On that occasion, a copy of the Logical Framework Matrix, included by the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, was presented to the participants in the discussion of the module “How to present a competitive project”. It has been explained that this is the format used by the European Commission for the submission of proposals.

The information was considered very interesting, mainly because some of the institutions that are still in the initial stage of their internationalization process are part of the Network.


Marisa Espíndola (UniEvangélica), Ofir Bergemann de Aguiar (UFG), Claude Détienne e Rodrigo Sobreira (Universidade Estadual de Goiás), Suelene Vaz da Silva (Instituto Federal de Goiás), Paulo José Gonzaga Ribeiro (PUC-GO) e Lídia Maria dos Santos Morais (Instituto Federal Goiano).