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The European Union – Brazil Forum on Internationalisation of Higher Education took place in Brussels on 24 February 2014. The Forum represents a follow-up action agreed at the October 2013 Policy Dialogue in Brasilia and builds upon the current, successful cooperation and dialogue in higher education.
State officials, higher education rectors, vice-rectors and other academic staff from both regions exchanged information on the implementation of their respective mobility programmes: EU’s Erasmus+ programme, which offers more EU-Brazil cooperation opportunities, including the opening of the Erasmus programme to students and university staff all over the world, and Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions, which continue to be internationally oriented. Brazilian authorities presented the current state of play and the future plans for their successful Science without Borders programme, emphasising that the European Union was a very popular destination for young Brazilian students and researchers.
The following are the main conclusions of the Forum: