The IBRASIL consortium which stands for “Inclusive and Innovative Brazil” has emerged from a long and mature collaboration between Brazilian and European universities. It is composed of 11 Brazilian and 9 European Higher Education Institutions from different countries where various languages are spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, French, Romanian, Italian, German, Slovak and Greek. This linguistic diversity exists alongside the geographical one that helps to build up a consortium based on attractive and high quality programmes in Education, Teacher Training, Engineering and Technology.
This programme is implemented within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 – Strand 1, Lot 16. IBRASIL is an EU-funded programme based on students and staff mobilities from Brazil to Europe and vice versa. There will be approximately 69 Undergraduate scholarship holders from Brazil to Europe and 19 from Europe to Brazil. Similarly 62 Brazilian and European Doctorates, 4 Post-doctorates, as well as 23 staff will be circulating within the consortium. These individual mobilities are backed by an interactive e-Coaching platform designed to gather staff, researchers and students for teaching and research activities in accordance with the thematic priorities of the Lot 16.
The main objectives of IBRASIL:
- The training of a new generation of highly qualified teachers, engineers and researchers open to the inclusive values as well as to social and technological innovation.
- To foster sustainable joint programmes and common research involving Brazilian and European students, teaching staff and researchers.
- The increase of collaboration between European and Brazilian HEIs, as well as the promotion of tools which facilitate international cooperation and the academic recognition of student mobilities.