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Testimonial: Marta Renau Michavila

Can you introduce yourself in a few words and your role within your university?
I have been a lecturer in the Department of Translation and Communication at the Universitat Jaume I since 2005 and an Erasmus tutor since 2008.
I am part of the interdisciplinary educational research group “Critical Education and Gender” and of the University Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies Purificaci√≥n Escribano.
I have participated in several national and international research projects, including a Leonardo da Vinci project on vocational education and training, funded by the European Commission, and a project about local equality development, promoted by the European Social Fund.
Since September this year, I have been involved in the SAMEurope project.

What attracted you to the SAMEurope project?
After a few years away from European projects, I really wanted to get involved in one again. The SAMEurope project seemed to me to be a safe bet, as it allows me to bring the knowledge acquired after many years as an Erasmus tutor to the field of sport and dual careers and to work in an international context.

What do you expect from it on a personal and professional level?
The SAMEurope project is a unique opportunity for European universities to join forces to improve the mobility of DC students who want to participate in the Erasmus+ program.
For the Universitat Jaume I, it is a new opportunity to collaborate on a European project, this time from the Sports Service, a consolidated service with a long history at the university.

The project was launched in June 2022, what benefits have you already gained since?
In the last months, I have had the pleasure of working with wonderful people from the universities of the consortium. It is very interesting to see how, from different socio-cultural backgrounds, the five universities work together to achieve a common goal, which is to improve the European mobility of dual degree students.

What do you enjoy the most about the SAMEurope project?
One of the most comforting aspects has been to remember how, in the European context, we know how to work towards a common goal from our different realities, because we are aware that our differences enrich us.
From a more social perspective, getting to know the universities of the consortium, their cities, and their people are very interesting aspects. Also, beating a French partner at petanque in Gothenburg, during a team-building activity, is priceless.

Student Athletes Erasmus+ Mobility in Europe is the first project supporting dual career students in their Erasmus+ mobility experience, co-financed by the European Commission.

SAMEurope is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the European Commission can be held responsible for them.