On May 14, 2019 within the framework of the Europe Day celebration, the conference “Educational programs and projects of the European Union for the Republic of Moldova” was held within the Comrat State University. The event was organized by the European Center Pro Europa in Comrat and the Comrat State University.

The conference was attended by students of KDU, students of vocational schools, and lyceum students from Gagauzia, non-governmental organizations, the Regional Development Agency of ATU Gagauzia. The young people were told about the possibility of experience exchange and mobility for Moldovan citizens in the European Union. It was about the programs ERASMUS +, EURAXESS, DAAD, etc., which offer young people from the Republic of Moldova the opportunity to receive education for a short or long term at EU universities.

In his speech, Vice-Rector for Science and International Relations, Doctor, Associate Professor Rakovchena T.I. noted the importance of increasing student and teaching mobility, as this makes it possible to exchange experiences, strengthen inter-university ties, use best practices, improve language skills, etc.

She also noted the great role in this process of the ELEVATE project, which is being implemented at the national level in the Republic of Moldova thanks to the European Union’s program for Education, Vocational Training, Youth and Sports Erasmus +.

It is within the framework of the “ELEVATE” project, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, that such important documents have been developed as: “Guidelines for organizing general and dual programs”; “Guide to the regulation of academic mobility and the recognition of periods of mobility”; “National Strategy for the Internationalization of Higher Education and Research in the Republic of Moldova”; “National criteria for the regulation of outgoing and incoming mobility.”

Rakovchena T.I. expressed confidence that thanks to these documents, we have the opportunity to increase outbound and inbound mobility and, which is important to regulate mobility through credit recognition, joint foundations, joint academic programs, etc.