For the first time, the EUBA participated in the international celebration of the Erasmus+ programme #ErasmusDays, organized by European colleges and universities from 10 to 12 October 2019. As part of this initiative, the International Mobility Department of the Centre for International Relations organized on 10 October 2019 the first edition of the Welcome Back meeting. The target group of the event were students who had already completed their Erasmus+ study stay and/or internship abroad and could share their experience with other people interested in international mobility. The main idea of this event was to promote the opportunities of the Erasmus+ programme and to highlight its added value for EUBA students and graduates.
Boris Mattoš, Vice-Rector for International Relations, stressed to the students the importance of the Erasmus+ programme in terms of international mobility. The opening was followed by a presentation by Kristína Puškášová, a student of the Faculty of Commerce, who took part in several exchanges and to whom Erasmus+ programme opened the door to the world. Students could also listen to an interesting presentation of Pavel Kucharovic, a Faculty of International Relations graduate. Pavol is currently working at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and his experience with the Erasmus + program is very positive. “Our fathers had compulsory military servce, we have Erasmus! Studying abroad in a foreign language and dealing with all types of problems in a different system and unknown environment is not easy, but this is the best way of personal development and you will not get lost in life after school, indeed. Let Erasmus write your life story and you will not regret it.”
Tomáš Hollý, Director of EMSA Capital, also accepted an invitation to the event. Tomáš shared his experience with Erasmus+ programme with students and motivated them to use the potential of this new experience.
Also part of the event was the announcement and award of the best video and photos that students recorded and photographed during their stay. The winner of the video competition was Tanya Komorná, a student of the Faculty of International Relations, who completed her stay in Denmark. The winner of photo competition was Dominika Puváková, a student at the Faculty of Business Management, who studied in Marseille, France.