The exhibition plus was a 2019 joint project of the Western Balkan Alumni Association (WBAA) and the International Relations Office of the University of Sarajevo. The author of the project was Adnan Rahimić from the International Relations Office. It focused on the innovative and interactive promotion of the Erasmus+ program through an exhibition of photos representing the mobility experience of students and staff from higher education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project idea was to invite students and staff members to submit photos from their international mobility and transform them into motivational posters. The result was the creation of 40 unique and innovative posters representing the short story about their mobility, motivation to apply and results they have gained. The further aim was to visually send a message and influence the viewer to consider applying to Erasmus+ mobilities. The exhibition was opened during the International Staff Training Week organized at the University of Sarajevo. Many local and international representatives from different European universities attended, including the EACEA representatives who suggested presenting the project in Brussels. The European Commission awarded the project in the category of “positive achievements in the Western Balkans” with the qualifications such as: being inspiring, creative abroad, embracing the true essence, innovation, etc. Today, the photos can be seen at the Rectorate of the University of Sarajevo as a permanent exhibition and non-stoping promotion for the Erasmus+ program.
The project would not have been successful without the openness and support provided by students and staff of the University of Sarajevo, the University of East Sarajevo, Džemal Bijedić University in Mostar, the University of Tuzla and the University of Bihać who sent their best mobility photos, vice dean’s support from the Academy of Fine Arts prof. Srđa Hrisafović and coordinator Nadja Softić who gave the most beautiful space for the exhibition in one of the monumental buildings of Sarajevo, as well as the indispensable support during the entire implementation of the project by the Vice Rector for International Cooperation of the University of Sarajevo prof. dr. Aleksandra Nikolić (2016-2020) and the head of the International Relations Office, dr. sci. Jasna Bosnjović.