About EMA

Outreach & Capacity Building Unit

EMA's Outreach and Capacity Building Unit (OCBU) focuses on representing EMA and Erasmus Mundus programs across the world, creating an international network and providing capacity building opportunities for our members and non-members. The Unit has two sub-units: Outreach, including Country Representatives and Capacity Building, including Projects and Networks.

Home > About EMA > Structure & History > Outreach & Capacity Building Unit

The current Director of the Outreach and Capacity Building Unit is Rajon Bhuiyan. The Director of the OCBU can be reached at outreach@em-a.eu

Outreach Subunit

The Outreach subunit is in charge of the EMA’s Country Representatives (CRs) and strengthening EMAs presence across the world, building an international network of students and alumni, spreading Erasmus Mundus information and promoting Erasmus Mundus joint programmes across the globe.

Country Representatives

EMAs Country Representatives (CRs) serve as the main point of contact between EMA and Erasmus Mundus prospects, alumni and students coming from the country they represent. The CR network (CRNet) is an international team of motivated and proactive volunteers passionate about spreading the word about EMA across the globe. In this way, they aim to support prospective students and connect students and alumni during and after their Erasmus Mundus experience.


The current CRNet manager is Aliro Villacorta and can be reached at crnet@em-a.eu

To learn more about EMA’s CRs, find a CR of your country of origin or residence, get in touch with someone or you want to apply as a CR, check out the CR page here.

Capacity Building Subunit

The Capacity Building subunit Is in charge of creating learning opportunities for EMA members, strengthening special interest networks and developing projects in a diverse international, and multicultural environment that can have a local or global impact. The Capacity Building subunit can be reached at capacitybuilding@em-a.eu.

Project Leaders

EMA projects, coordinated by EMA Project Leaders are guided and supported by the Capacity Building subunit. If you are interested to lead an EMA project or network (“interest group”), or you want to learn more about ongoing projects and active networks, have a look at our project overview and the Project Leaders page to learn more. EMA Projects and Networks are managed by Ochulor Okechukwu (Goz), who can be reached at outreachprojects@em-a.eu.


The Capacity Building subunit also publishes the EMA Podcast, which features stories of Erasmus Mundus alumni. The EMA Podcast is coordinated by Shadi Al Nahari, who can be reached at podcast@em-a.eu.