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Student mobility has always been of great importance for the Bologna Process as a tool for fostering mutual understanding and knowledge sharing within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on grassroot, institutional and national level. Mobility promotes diversity, tolerance and peace, the development of intercultural and language competences and spreading democratic values across and beyond Europe. Over the past years, internationalisation “has become a must in every higher education institution across the globe” (ESU 2014), and at last it was included in the Bucharest Communiqué clearly stating that mobility should be regarded as a part of it, either as a tool or a result of the internationalisation process (Conference of Ministers Responsible for Higher Education 2012).
The aim of this text is to analyse the current situation and progress that has been made since the previous Ministerial Conference of 2012 regarding social, economic, financial and cultural issues, each important for ensuring quality, accessible and balanced mobility, as well as internationalisation and internationalisation at home.