International Coordinator Meeting in Szeged

The Tempus Public Foundation organised the annual International Coordinator Meeting from November 8 to 10 this year. The Szeged University was chosen by the Tempus Public Foundation to host the three-day event, which took place at the József Attila Study and Information Center. This year's coordinator meeting returned to the traditions before the COVID-19 pandemic, involving all international programs in higher education. Throughout the three days, numerous professional roundtable discussions, lectures, and workshops were organised on Erasmus+, Stipendium Hungaricum, CEEPUS, Scholarship for Christian Youth, and the Diaspora Higher Education Program.

Coordinators, colleagues, and operational implementers of these international programs participated in the event, with more than 250 attendees from every higher education institution in the country. The Ludovika University of Public Service (LUPS) was represented by six employees of the International Office directly involved in the implementation of projects related to the event's theme. Additionally, one employee from the Office of Finance's Grant Financial Department also participated in the meeting.

Upon the invitation of the Tempus Public Foundation, LUPS employees not only attended the event but also served as presenters in various sections. In the Erasmus+ best practices section, Panna Ványi and Eufémia Szaplonczay, employees of the International Office, had the opportunity to present the operation and main functions of LUPS's Erasmus+ Application Portal. This unique portal in the country significantly contributes to the efficient handling of mobilities and the promotion of digital processes. Besides the presentation, Eufémia Szaplonczay participated in a roundtable discussion on International Credit Mobility, focusing on the challenges and experiences of the previous program phase.

During the event, the traditional Coordinator of the Year awards were presented, and Eufémia Szaplonczay, LUPS's institutional Erasmus+ coordinator, received recognition for the outstandingly successful institutional implementation of an Erasmus+ project within Europe.

Throughout the three-day event, participants from LUPS gained numerous good practices, experiences, and positive feedback that can be utilised in their future work in the field of international mobility programs.

Text: International Office

Photo: Tempus Public Foundation