Mobilities and scholarships
The Lisbon Strategy (pdf) aims at developing a knowledge-based competition and an economy based on high-level education. The strategy was adopted by the European Council in March 2000, aiming to transform the European Union into "the world's most dynamic and competitive economy". The objectives of the strategy are to boost economic activity in the EU and to increase the number of jobs. More specifically, emphasis is placed on greater investment and development, simpler procedures for company start-ups, reducing bureaucracy, increasing employment rates for young people and women, liberalizing markets and improving competition.
According to the Lisbon Strategy, knowledge and access to information is the driving force behind the future economic growth process in the European model. This should drive the process of convergence and economic integration. The strategy provides for sound macroeconomic policies to support the process of economic growth and employment, as well as price stability; promoting the competitiveness and dynamism of the economy by increasing investment in human capital; the continuation of labor market reforms leading to increased production potential; enhancing the sustainability of public finances, reducing public debt and reforming pension and health systems.
To achieve these objectives, the European Union encourages the mobility of the human factor in the academic world (teachers and primarily students) within the Union. There are so many projects, programs and scholarships available to them.
starting in 2010 and for the whole 2010-2020 budget exercise, the objectives stated in the Lisbon Strategy have been taken over by the Europe 2020 Strategy.
For students, the ERASMUS+ program (European Region Action Scheme for Mobility of University Students) is the way they can move and learn in European university space. An extension of this, the ERASMUS MUNDUS program offers students even greater mobility across the globe.
The organizational chart of the Department of International Relations of the University of Craiova can be consulted electronically here.
The following procedures are available for students and staff applying for a mobility at University of Craiova: