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ERASMUS+ Austria-Israel Conference

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The Erasmus+ Austria-Israel Conference that took place last September 20th and 21st 2016, in Kfar Maccabiah, Israel, gathered academic representatives from both countries.
The purpose of this conference was to enable Austrian and Israeli representatives of higher education to meet face-to-face in order to discuss and promote academic cooperation in general, and under the Erasmus+ programme in particular. 
Dr. Umanski, Ms. Avni, Dr. Yoskovitz, Dr. Shaked, Dr. Barkan, Dr. Kohen-Vacs, Mr. Denny N., Ms. Rieger, Dr. Van-Essen, Ms. Gruber-Muecke, Mrs. Sharabi
Dr. Daniil Umanski, Ms. Yael Avni, Dr. Guy Yoskovitz, Dr. Nava Shaked, Dr. Refael Barkan, Dr. Dan R. Kohen-Vacs, Mr. Seiger Denny N., Ms. Teresa Rieger, Dr. Eylat Yael Van-Essen, Ms. Tina Gruber-Muecke, Mrs. Deborah Sharabi
Erasmus+ is the EU programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. The programme enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education. In order to achieve its
Due to their successful application, HIT and the University of Innsbruck were chosen by the Israeli and Austrian Erasmus+ national agencies to present their joint cooperation to the Austrian and Israeli representatives in this conference.
Dr. Guy Yoskovitz, Deputy Director of Research, Development and External Relations at HIT, Israel, and Ms. Marion Wieser, Coordinator at AIANI - Austria-Israel Academic Network Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria, introduced their respective academic and research activities and their common ground for collaboration. In a first stage, R&D representatives will execute mutual visits in order to establish the infrastructure needed for vast collaboration. Then, in a second stage, professional staff exchange will take place for both teaching and training purposes, and joint projects will be launched.
On the second day of the conference, Israeli and Austrian representatives met one-on-one in order to concretely identify opportunities for joint cooperation. HIT' representatives were delighted to note a growing interest in joint cooperation as many Austrian institutions expressed their strong interest in collaborating with the Holon Institute of Technology.
In witness whereof, the following day, HIT hosted on its campus three representatives from three different Austrian universities: Mrs. Teresa Rieger, Mobility Coordinator at the International Office of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Mrs. Tina Gruber-Muecke, Head of Educational Technology Research Center at the Danube University Krems, and Mr. Denny N. Seiger, Senior Lecturer at the FH Johanneum University of Applied Sciences. At the end of this successful visit it was agreed by all parties that there is vast ground for collaboration and future steps will be taken in order to establish wide collaboration.