Project Summary

The Med-Motion Project envisages removing barriers and implementing workable student and staff mobility strategies for the medical/health care sector in Europe and beyond. In today’s globalized world and multicultural society, also the medical profession is subject to constant change and the medical faculties/schools gathered in the project are strongly convinced about the added value that will be generated through increased promotion of student and staff exchange. The participating institutions will integrate mobility in their broader internationalisation strategies and the following outputs and results are scheduled for the 3 years contract period:

  • Desk Research on the partners’ internationalisation strategies and priorities given to mobility,
  • Identification of mobility obstacles,
  • Development of a mobility work plan and a corresponding mobility strategy for the participating institutions (based on Bologna principles, ECTS, previous project outcomes, recent policy papers, etc.),
  • Active involvement of deans, programme directors, senior management staff, academics, administrators and students in successive project meetings and work packages in order to reinforce full institutional commitment to the project cause and to guarantee the project’s feasibility,
  • Implementing, monitoring, testing and validating the mobility plan (hands-on approach, influencing the mobility figures),
  • Targeted project dissemination activities in view of enlarging the mobility scheme among additional medical faculties, the broader health care sector and beyond,
  • Appropriate project management and quality monitoring plans.

The Med-Motion Project will have substantial impact on a varied group of target groups:

  • Medical/Health Care Students (improved and adjusted training and exchange opportunities),
  • Academic & Administrative Staff at medical HEI (exchange of best practice, staff exchange, increased international exposure),
  • Higher Education Institutions in the health care sector and beyond (competitive advantage),
  • Policy-makers (valuable input generated through Med-Motion),
  • The medical profession (appropriately trained doctors),
  • Society at large (improved health care and improved understanding of current requirements).

Funded under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme – ERASMUS Multilateral Projects

Project Website: under construction

Contract Period: 01.10.2011 – 30.09.2014


  • Universiteit Antwerpen – Faculty of Medicine (BE) (Coordinator)
  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (DE)
  • Karolinska Institutet (SE)
  • Université Paris Descartes (FR)
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (IT)
  • Semmelweis University (HU)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Brussels Education Services (BE)
  • European Medical Students’ Association EMSA (BE)
  • Federation of European Academies of Medicine FEAM (BE)

Independent Expertise:

  • CHE Consult (DE)
  • University of Padova (IT)