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28 · OCTOBER · 2011

The European Commission has renewed the Mundus MAPP consortium for another five years

In July, the European Commission informed the Mundus MAPP consortium that the Erasmus Mundus MAPP Programme, in which IBEI is participating, had been renewed for another 5-year period. In 2007, four leading European universities joined forces to deliver Mundus MAPP: the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), IBEI (Spain), the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in The Hague (Netherlands), and the University of York (UK). Building on Mundus MAPP's successful track record, the integrated curriculum provides a uniform core of policy studies as well as modules specific to particular mobility tracks, drawn predominantly from the fields of International Relations, European Studies and Development Studies. The four mobility tracks allow students to specialise in Political Economy and Development, Governance and Development, and European and Global Public Policy, respectively. Each mobility track includes a field trip to a relevant public sector organisation and an internship. The European Commission stressed the high quality of the programme, mentioning its well-developed curriculum along with the integration of the programme, including mobility and complementary training. The evaluation report indicates that the faculty is highly qualified and committed to progressing to a joint degree.