1 University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economics in Subotica (SERBIA)
2 University of West Hungary, Faculty of Economics (HUNGARY)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 2444-2450
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
AMBER ROAD Central European Network of Faculties of Economics and Management, was founded in May 2014, as an association of 14 Universities from 10 Central European countries. Its structure is based on mobility and exchange of human resources and has the aim of promoting interuniversity research and education within the field of economics and management.

The main fields of future cooperation between the partner institutions should be teamwork in the area of internationalization. Though broadly based, the network remains highly selective in its membership in order to retain a manageable scale and flexibility of actions, which are:
• Joint research projects;
• Short visits and scholarships;
• Mutual participation in international conferences and workshops;
• Exchange of visiting lecturers, students and experts;
• Student and staff mobility;
• Summer schools;
• Internationalization of curricula;
• Joint curricula and double/joint degrees, while remaining open to other kinds of activities that maintain and strengthen its profile.

The main idea is that AMBER ROAD Central European Network of Faculties of Economics will carry out a wide range of classical students’ and teachers’ mobility programmes. Within Europe, mobility is largely promoted within the European Union's Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), as well as other programmes allowing for mobility of this type with neighboring countries. The Network members should be jointly involved in several international projects like Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window projects and the CEEPUS programme.

Proposed actions:
The international AMBER ROAD summer school has become a fixed component of the network's activities. This could receive strong financial support from the network, and draw on academics from member universities for teaching staff of the school; the majority of students also could come from member universities. Every year, the meeting point should be a new place from other country.
The Network also could promote professional staff development by staff visits to other universities of the network. The intention is to increase professional expertise of the group as a whole and thus enable it to meet its primary goals more effectively.
The AMBER ROAD Network will encourage creation of special interest groups to explore new areas of activities. These may lead to creation of long-term funding especially when initiating Network participation in new projects.

The AMBER ROAD Network encourages its members for the following activities:
• Evaluation of a new summer school,
• Planning of the 2015 activities,
• New approaches seem to be necessary in order to encourage institutions to launch Joint Programmes.
Mobility, Internationalization of curricula, Joint curricula.