As part of MUSE’s international strategy and launched on October 15, 2018, the call for projects in support of international mobility “Explore #2” was closed on December 21, 2019. This call for projects seeks to encourage international exchanges and collaborations to increase the attractiveness and exposure of the site and contribute to structure initiatives. 134 eligible projects were submitted (+20% compared to Explore#1).
In line with the criteria of coherence and added value with MUSE global ambition, stimulation for the opening up of the Montpellier communities to international collaboration and the resulting collaborative impact, the evaluation committee presented the MUSE board with 63 selected projects, for a total budget of €408k for 86 beneficiaries. Compared to mobility stays carried out with EXPLORE#1 (2018), North America remains the first strategic area with the highest number of exchanges. EXPLORE#2 shows a significant increase exchanges with Asia, while mobilities with Latin and Central America decrease notably.