EURASTiP Capacity Building Foresight Workshop #3:
“Enhancing Opportunities for Mobility between South-East Asia and Europe in the Aquaculture Sector”
Location: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 18 November 2019
Overall aim: bringing together aquaculture parties from both Europe and south-east Asia to discuss trends, opportunities and areas for increased future strategic cooperation in relation to mobility provisions within the aquaculture sector.
A key focus of the EURASTiP project is to promote mobility between Europe and south-east Asia and strengthen collaboration of educational organisations, including work-integrated learning. Both the European and south-east Asian aquaculture sector offer different learning opportunities and there are evident mutual benefits in increased cooperation between the two regions, including exchanging experience through mobility.
Increased mobility allows people to develop their professional, social and intercultural skills and hence to increase their employability. People who have taken part in an international mobility experience say they have a greater appreciation of other cultures and most report an improvement in their transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and communication. It is these transferable skills what most employers internationally are looking for when recruiting new talent. Another major benefit of international mobility and exchange is that it strengthens international relationships and makes lasting connections. As such, this workshop focuses on the different experiences and current practices of mobility programmes between Europe and south-east Asia. It provides a space for attendees to identify best practice, innovative ideas and opportunities for increased future mobility collaborations.
Highlight Video: https://bit.ly/36Oe4mW
Session 1: Welcome (Marieke Reuver, AquaTT) and EURASTiP Presentation (David Bassett, EATiP): https://bit.ly/2M9zTFE
Session 2: Mobility in Aquaculture Education – insights and stories from south-east Asia and Europe
- Mobility ASEAN-FEN:
- Experience of European Mobility
Session 3: Mobility in the international Aquaculture Sector: Setting the Scene and Panel discussion
Within the aquaculture sector, Europe and south-east Asia have been collaborating for many years in relation to mobility. There is mobility taking place in various forms; between academic institutes (e.g. joint courses), from education to industry and the other way around (e.g. internship programmes, industry exchanges), and so forth. This session will explore real-life examples and experiences with different mobility types, highlighting the benefits it provided to its participants, and what they feel might be current challenges to be solved to consolidate existing and enhance future successful collaboration between the two regions.
- Hosting a researcher in a Spanish university through the EURASTiP Exchange Programme Mobility in Research – Dr Lluis Tort, Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain): https://bit.ly/34vcswV
- Exploring research exchange from Malaysia to Spain – Dr Sharifah Noor Emilia, UMT (Malaysia): https://bit.ly/2M7vtiJ
- Collaborative Education Exchange promoting global understanding of the aquaculture industry from Malaysia to the Netherlands – Dr Noordiyana Mat Noordin, UMT (Malaysia): https://bit.ly/2ra0H1u
- Exploring Diversity in Aquaculture, experience from EDinAqua – Pamela Ernstberger, Pisces Learning (Italy): https://bit.ly/2Ew1w7M
- Role of BATiP in Capacity Building through International Mobility – A Bangladeshi perspective – Dr Meezanur Rahman, BATiP/World Fish (Bangladesh): https://bit.ly/2EvF3b6
- Maltese Research/Industry perspective on student internships in research/industry – Tamás Bardócz, AquaBioTech (Malta): https://bit.ly/2S5iT7f
Session 4: EURASTiP Education Training Materials: An Introduction
- Dr John Bostock (University of Stirling, UK) & Dr Bernd Ueberschär (GMA Gesellschaft fur Marine Aquakultur, Germany)): https://bit.ly/2Q00HcC
Session 5a: Interactive Working Groups (Table 1)
- Best practice examples of developing and delivering aquaculture mobility opportunities. Facilitator: Mieke Eggermont, Ghent University: https://bit.ly/2Ex8glI
Session 5b: Interactive Working Groups (Table 2)
- Real-life challenges experienced by students and educators in trying to access mobility opportunities and how to address them. Facilitator: John Bostock, University of Stirling: https://bit.ly/2PRqaos
Session 5c: Interactive Working Groups (Table 3)
- How can aquaculture educators in Asia and Europe collaborate more /better to facilitate opportunities for mobility in and between Asia and Europe? Facilitator: Noordiyana Mat Noordin, UMT: https://bit.ly/2S35Ovd