The signing ceremony of the European Placement Opportunities (EPO) National Mobility Consortium, which will be carried out in partnership with Uşak University, under the coordination of Afyon Kocatepe University, was held in Afyonkarahisar on 19-20 March 2022.
While the basis of the EPO Consortium was the New Horizons National Mobility Consortium, which was written by Uşak University in 2015 and established its partnership structure, this consortium carried out in partnership with Uşak University, Afyon Kocatepe University, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Manisa Celal Bayar University in the 2016-2018 period provides Erasmus mobility opportunities for students and staff of partner universities. had provided. With the synergy brought by this partnership, the consortium reunited in 2018 under the leadership of Manisa Celal Bayar University and renamed European Placement Opportunities. With the inclusion of the General Directorate among the partners, it gained a broad-based structure. This year's consortium meeting, led by Afyon Kocatepe University between 2021-2027, the new period, and held with the participation of 7 partner institutions, was attended by Rector of Uşak University. Dr. Ekrem Savaş, General Coordinator of International Relations Asst. Prof. Dr. Özgür Tarhan, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator Lect. İbrahim Uz and Consortium Officer Atike Uçan.
Savaş: “We have agreements with more than 100 programs from 19 different countries”
Commenting on the subject, Prof. Dr. Ekrem Savaş stated that they made significant efforts for internationalization. Savaş said, “We are making all our efforts in internationalization. Since we took office, we have significantly increased the number of agreements in both Mevlana and Erasmus programs. We have agreements with more than 100 programs from 19 different countries. I want all of our teachers and staff to go abroad, even for a week, to see the local culture and working culture there. We are trying to establish this in our university and to ensure that there is a lot of participation by holding meetings in the faculties.” Rector Savaş wished all consortium partners to be beneficial for the new term and wished success to Afyon Kocatepe University, which assumed the leadership of the consortium.
EPO National Mobility Consortium, which makes Erasmus student internship mobility and staff mobility possible, is supported by Rector Prof. Dr. Ekrem Savaş and consortium partners signed.
2021-2027 New Term Consortium Partners:
Afyon Kocatepe University
Izmir University of Economics
Kütahya Dumlupinar University
Manisa Celal Bayar University
Manisa OIZ Directorate
Manisa Celal Bayar University Technology Development Zone Inc. General Directorate