Academic and mobility cooperation Programmes
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Referring to the Article 8 of IUSS’s Statute, IUSS Pavia confirms the relevance of promoting and encouraging international cooperation between institutions of different countries and the importance of the development through the implementation of international cooperation through signed agreements between universities, research centers, national and foreign institutions.

Three principles that summarize the role of the University in this field have been formulated by the Conference of Italian University Rectors CRUI International Cooperation Commission:

  • enrich specific training courses in Italy and partner countries, aimed at preparing professionals capable of playing a more active role in the transformation of society, thus offering a new critical vision of internationalization.
  • stimulate research and development, meant as a strategic tool for sustainable growth through the creation of appropriate and participatory development models, the promotion of autonomous development and the development of local knowledge.
  • promoting the role of universities as a development agent for country systems, through a capacity building process aimed at training the future leaders to increase their management, innovation, development and technology transfer skills.



One of the main academic cooperation and mobility program from which education, training and youth organizations receive support, is the Erasmus+ Programme.

Organizations participating in Erasmus+ have the opportunity to organize mobility activities within a wide and medium-term strategic framework. Through a single grant application, which covers a maximum period of two years, the mobility project coordinator can organize different mobility activities, allowing many individuals to travel abroad to different countries.

To achieve its goals, the Erasmus + Program includes three key actions.

1.Key Action 1 - Mobility for learning purposes, divided into:

• mobility of students and higher education staff;

• mobility of learners and VET (Vocational Education and Training) staff;

• mobility of pupils and school staff;

• mobility of adult education staff;

• language learning opportunities, including those in support of mobility activities.

2. Key Action 2 - Cooperation between organizations and institutions, namely:

• partnerships for cooperation and exchanges of practice, including small-scale partnerships designed to promote wider and inclusive access to the program;

• partnerships for excellence, in particular with European universities, centers of professional excellence and joint masters;

• innovation partnerships to strengthen Europe's innovation capacity;

• online platforms and tools for virtual cooperation, including support services for eTwinning ( and the electronic platform for adult learning in Europe.

3. Key Action 3 - Support for policy development and cooperation:

• preparation and implementation of the European Union's general and sectoral political agendas in the field of education and training, also with the support of the Eurydice network or the activities of other relevant organizations;

• support for European Union instruments and measures that promote quality, transparency and recognition of skills, abilities and qualifications;

• political dialogue and cooperation with key stakeholders, including European Union-level networks, European non-governmental organizations and international organizations in the field of education and training;

• measures that contribute to the qualitative and inclusive implementation of the program;

• cooperation with other European Union instruments and support for other European Union policies;

• dissemination and awareness activities.


Jean Monnet Actions is the part of Erasmus+ dedicated to promoting excellence in EU studies in higher education around the world.

Among the specific objectives, Jean Monnet Actions intend to:

  • encourage and diversify issues related to the European Union in the curricula offered by Higher Education Institutions to their students;
  • increase the quality of professional training on these issues, through modules dedicated to them or by extending them to new subjects;
  • stimulate the commitment of young academics in teaching and research in this area;
  • foster dialogue between academia and policy makers, in order to improve governance of European Union policies

Jean Monnet Actions support different types of activities, in particular:

  • teaching and research activities;
  • political discussion activities with the academic world;
  • support activities for associations.

The Fulbright Programme promotes study, research and teaching opportunities in Italy and in the United States through scholarships for Italian and US citizens (130/140 scholarships each year).

Fulbright Programme was conceived in 1946 by US Senator J. William Fulbright to foster the peace process through the exchange of ideas and culture between the United States and other nations.
Today, it represents the oldest and largest government cultural exchange programme in the world. Through the Fulbright Commission's actions, the programme is active in more than 155 countries.

In Italy, the programme is jointly funded by the US Department of State and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The programme offers grants to study, teach and conduct research to US citizens to go abroad and to non-US citizens to travel to the US.

All the information can be found on the institutional website.