EMA Management Board Handover Meeting 2023 in Ljubljana
The Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA) held its Management Board (MB) Handover Meeting in the picturesque city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, from September 23 to 24. This gathering brought together the outgoing MB 21-23 and the incoming MB 23-25 to reflect on EMA's past, present, and future, along with the service provider's representatives on behalf of the European Commission.
The meeting commenced with a presentation by the EMA President, Dr. Md Ashiqur Rahman, who provided an in-depth overview of EMA's accomplishments and milestones during the 21-23 mandate period. This comprehensive presentation delved into the various learnings and future impacts of EMA within the global EMA and Erasmus community.
Different sessions throughout the weekend were designed to foster dialogue, collaboration, and strategic planning. All attendees engaged in thought-provoking discussions about EMA's role in shaping the future of international education, the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and the organization's commitment to serving the needs of its diverse and dynamic community.
Key highlights of the meeting included:
Reflecting on Past Achievements: The MB 21-23 reviewed the accomplishments of their mandate, celebrating successful initiatives, projects, and partnerships that have contributed to EMA's growth and influence. Also, a dedicated session showcased the learnings and outcomes from the recent EMA General Assembly 2023, Lisbon- Portugal.
Charting a Visionary Future: The MB 23-25 stepped into their new roles committed to building on the foundation laid by their predecessors. They shared their visions for the future of EMA, outlining strategic priorities and innovative approaches to meet the evolving needs of the global Erasmus community.
Strengthening International Collaborations: Attendees explored opportunities for collaboration with other organizations, universities, and stakeholders to enhance EMA's reach and impact on the international stage.
Empowering Erasmus Mundus Alumni: The meeting reaffirmed EMA's dedication to supporting Erasmus Mundus alums and EMA members in their personal and professional growth, ensuring their voices and experiences continue to shape the organization's direction.
As the sun set over Ljubljana, the EMA Management Board Handover Meeting concluded with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to the organization's mission. The discussions and insights shared during these two days will guide EMA's path forward, ensuring it remains a dynamic and influential force in the global Erasmus community.
EMA extends its heartfelt gratitude to the outgoing MB 21-23 for their dedication and contributions and a warm welcome to the incoming MB 23-25 as they embark on their journey to further advance the goals and aspirations of EMA. Together, they are shaping a future where international education knows no boundaries and opportunities for growth and collaboration are boundless.