PICASA – Promoting Internationalization of HEIs in Eastern Neighborhood Countries through Cultural and Structural Adaptations

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  • To integrate international dimension into the teaching, learning and research functions of universities through developing and implementing respective policies and procedures
  • To develop internationalization elements for operationalization of curricula, scholar and student exchange and technical cooperation of the universities
  • To identify and develop new skills, attitudes and knowledge in students, faculty and staff to promote internationalization
  • To promote development of ethos and culture that values and supports inter-cultural and international perspectives, initiatives and their quality assurance (MINT approach)


  • International training course in Italy to develop new teaching methods, approaches, tools & new possibilities on using artistic techniques through non – formal education in promoting social inclusion among youngster with disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • European Voluntary Services (EVS) in Italy, Greece, France, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya.
  • Public Local Art Events in each partner country to present in all local communities the artistic works created by EVS volunteers.
  • “International Conference on Art Therapy for Youth Inclusion” in Malawi to present the OER and the art works created during the project’s implementation.


  • Yerevan State University (Armenia, coordinator)
  • Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven – Leuven University College (Belgium)
  • World University Service – WUS (Austria)
  • Roehampton University (United Kingdom)
  • University of Genoa (Italy)
  • Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts (Armenia)
  • Gavar State University (Armenia)
  • State Engineering University of Armenia (Armenia)
  • National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance (Armenia)
  • Ministry of Education and Science (Armenia)
  • Ilia State University (Georgia)
  • Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
  • Shota Meskhia State Teaching University of Zugdidi (Georgia)
  • Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (Georgia)
  • Ministry of Еducation in Georgia (Georgia)
  • Yuriy Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine)
  • Odessa National Polytechnic University (Ukraine)
  • National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Belorussia State University (Belorussia)
  • Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno (Belorussia)
  • Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronic (Belorussia)
  • Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus (Belorussia)

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Date of the project

01/12/13 – 30/11/16

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DG EAC, Tempus IV Structural Measure, Governance Reform



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