Operating since 1998 in the field of learning mobility, Uniser is now the engine of an international community of education and training providers exchanging nearly 3.000 learners and teachers every year.
As a social cooperative, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and society. We understand that education is a fundamental human right and that access to quality education is crucial for personal and social development. That is why we work everyday to support the internationalisation of education institutions all around Europe.
Internationalisation of education institutions refers to the process of integrating international perspectives, practices, and experiences into the educational programs and activities of schools and institutions. It involves creating opportunities for students, educators, and researchers to interact with their peers from different countries and cultures, exchanging ideas, and collaborating on projects.
More concretely, through our services we empower each member of our community to:
- understand the value of offering Erasmus opportunities in their curricula;
- design new learning mobility experiences for staff and students;
- manage international projects in a sustainable way;
- create partnerships to exchange knowledge and good practices;
- upskill staff and teachers involved in international mobility projects.
At the heart of our mission is a commitment to sustainability. We strive to minimise the environmental impact of Erasmus and promote responsible and ethical practices in each phase of our work, with a special attention to the operational and economical aspects.
At Uniser, we are guided by the firm belief that the possibility of learning or getting trained abroad, leaving one’s country to study, work, and open their horizons should not be considered a privilege, but rather a fundamental right of the individual.
For this reason, we dream of a future where Erasmus is a reality for all professional and education institutes in Europe and where all students and staff have equal access to international mobility experiences.
We are also committed to playing our part in the transition to a world where cultural and social integration are a reality and where discrimination is only a distant memory.
Undertaking experiences abroad can help overcome barriers and foster integration by providing individuals with the opportunity to immerse themselves in different cultures and ways of life. By living, studying, or working in a foreign country, they are exposed to new perspectives and ways of thinking, which can broaden their understanding of the world and help them appreciate diversity.
Also, living and working abroad often requires individuals to learn a new language, adapt to different customs, and navigate unfamiliar social norms. These experiences can be challenging, but they can also help them develop empathy, resilience, and a sense of global citizenship, which is what we aim to achieve with our work.
In order to ensure always more people to benefit from these experiences, we strongly believe that digitalisation is key and that innovation technology and sustainability should guide the overall process. That is why we pledge our commitment to achieve Erasmus without papers with our Moving Generation platform.
In addition to reducing paper waste, a digital platform also makes it easier for students and staff to access information and documents anywhere, at any time. This can help streamline administrative processes, save time, and reduce costs, as well as encourage other organisations to adopt more sustainable practices and contribute to a more sustainable future for all.