1. ERASMUS + \ Genius

An intercultural and interdisciplinary challenge…

by José Carlos Morais

ERASMUS is in..

… a program where…

in a short period of time,
mentors and students create, develop and deliver applications or other quality projects, under intensive rhythm of work.


The fragility resulting from this multi-level dispersion is also the reason why:

… are so interesting, resulting in the proposal and achievement of defined goals What looks like a fragility results in an opportunity for creativity and innovation in school and in business.

Challenges for organizers:

Challenges for mentors:

Challenges for students:

2. Erasmus\Genius:

lets take a look on Boosting Competences…

Elements common to definitions of Competence

Competences valued by companies

Know how to act:
Know what you are and why you do it. Know how to judge choose, decide.
To mobilize resources:
Create synergies, mobilize resources and Skills.
Know how to communicate:
Understand, transmit information and knowledge.
Knowing to learn:
Working knowledge and experience, reviewing mental models; Develop yourself.
Engage and commit:
Knowing to undertake, taking risks. Commit yourself.
Knowing how to take on responsibility:
Being responsible, taking risks and consequences of their actions.
Have strategic vision:
Know and understand the business of organization, its environment, identifying opportunities and alternatives.

That’s what we are talking about by making ERASMUS.

Is this your opinion?

Mine is!

Recent studies reveal the presence of competences which appear more frequently in the characterization of Professional Profiles:

12 Key competences
•Communication •Business knowledge
•Motivation for results •Flexibility / Adaptability
•Customer orientation •Development of collaborators
•Teamwork •Troubleshooting
•Leadership •Analytical thinking
•Planning and organization •Interpersonal relationship

Skills: what (which) are they?

Skills are a component of competences

A competence implies:

• Knowledge:
It comprises the necessary and specific information to perform the tasks that make up a given function. It is acquired through formal education, on-the-job training and during professional experience.
• Skill:
Ability to use instruments and equipment required for the job. This ability must be acquired in an educational environment or learned in the exercise of the function.
• Ability (Capacity):
It results from concepts such as intelligence, spatial orientation and reaction time. Capacities are often measured by tests that provide estimates.
• Other:
Are the additional features needed to do well job. This category includes achievement skills, attitudes, personal characteristics and other personal characteristics required.

Types of Skills:

• Specific Hard Skills (examples):
They are technical skills, exclusive to certain professions.
Medicine - active ingredients of medicines
Teaching - pedagogies / didactics
Carpenter - cutting and resistance
Nursing – dressings
• Soft Skills
They relate to individual capacity - attitudes and behaviors in interaction, being useful in different domains of the individual's life.
Compentences in the Organization
•Individual Skills •Leadership skills
•Personal skills
•Collective Skills •Organizational skills for teamwork
•Relational skills for teamwork
•Strategic Skills•Innovation skills
•Competences for internationalization
•External Skills•Supplier relationship management skills
•Customer relationship management skills
•Technological and market surveillance skills

If you keep in mind your group project and goals, and don’t forgetting the entire program, you will observe an exact correspondence between what you do and development of competences.
Let’s see…


3 Mobility and intercultural relations


“The pack is the strength of the wolf”
«THE TEAM is more than the GROUP»

The concept of a team replaces the group concept in the Social Psychology.
The group becomes a team when it develops a feeling of shared involvement, trust, openly cooperate, seek synergies among their members.

Characteristics and 'advantages' of cohesion in groups =/= polarisation:

  1. Trust, cooperation, communication, satisfaction;
  2. Lower turnover and absenteeism;
  3. Little variation in individual productivity;
  4. Speed of decision;
  5. Increased productivity; better results; «Synergies».

Factors contributing to cohesion: