On 7-15 November 2012 CRASP President Prof. Wiesław Banyś, accompanied by Honorary President and Head of CRASP Office, visited Brasil to attend an international conference “Innovative Strategies for Higher Education in Latin America and Europe: International Collaboration and Regional Development”, which was held in São Paulo on 11-14 November.
The conference was organized by the European University Association (EUA), the Association of Universities Grupo Montevideo (AUGM) and the Observatory of EU-LA Relations (OBREAL). The conference was hosted by: Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) and Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – participants in the Alfa Puentes project.
The project is intended to tighten cooperation between university associations from the EU and Latin America, and help European partners modernise and coordinate higher education systems in Central and South America. Joint educational initiatives undertaken by Latin American and European university associations aim to ensure quality education, facilitate recognition of diplomas and qualifications, create a system of professional qualifications and boost academic mobility.