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Caribbean opening to Erasmus Mundus
Start date: Oct 1, 2010,

The CaribErasmus project aims to contribute to increase the awareness on European higher educationopportunities and to enhance the attractiveness, the profile and the visibility of European higher educationinstitutions towards Caribbean partner universities, students and researchers in a collaboration perspective, thatmeans not through one-way promotion activities but rather through partnership building (the slogan ofCaribErasmus is "promote and improve by sharing").The project is built on the succesful experiences of the VALUE (2007-2008) and ACCESS (2009-2010) projects,two Erasmus Mundus Promotional Actions focussed respectively on Latin America and on South East Asia, and iscomposed by four components:Survey component: the project will carry in an extensive survey among Caribbean students and researchers onperception they have about EU higher education and a policy survey involving key higher education decisionmakers to advance towards the definition of a common EU-Caribbean higher education area. The survey phase willfeed the following WPs.Promotion component: starting from the needs identified by the survey, a set of direct promotional actions will betaken, in the form of three major promotional Conferences in the Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba),a showcase of best experiences of Caribbean students in Europe (though the production of 10 videos).

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