CAMINOS: Enhancing and Promoting Latin American Mobility

Third Mission Projects; Central and South America

CAMINOS is a three-year project that took place from October 2016 to October 2019, co-funded by
Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Established after the need to improve international
mobility of staff and Latin American students, it gathers a consortium of 28 partner within South
America and Europe. The goal is to involve universities and associations to design a common and
organized mobility.

The four specific objectives are:

1) To encourage a common mobility management model (Handbook) focused on South American
mobility programs.

2) Developing the ability of the universities to cooperate and support the global mobility program.

3) To promote a quality control system for the project, to raise awareness about the mobility’s impact.

4) Enhancing dialogue between Latin American and European universities on: policies, tools,
and frameworks, to improve the internationalization of the higher education sector.

CAMINOS answers to the interest of aiding a structured mobility, by defining universal standards
for the management and evaluation of the experience. The Handbook development is based on
preexisting mobility schemes, which provide basic principles to follow. Partner universities will have
the same paradigm to supervise and increase mobility programs, for example with a tool for
credits transfer. Another goal would be to improve students and staff mobility, that is often very

Regarding the partnership with the University of Bologna, it is introduced the online portal AlmaRM.
It collects every kind of international program, such as study, research, or internship. It is believed
that the launch of a single portal for mobility will shorten and simplify administrative procedures.