Since 2015, the Erasmus+ programme has supported exchanges of students and university staff with countries outside Europe, preferably mobility flows incoming to programme countries (i.e. towards Europe). Financial support consisting of several sub-budgets (according to the region) can be allocated for student mobilities for studies and/or training and for staff mobility, both for teaching and training. It also differs from the "standard" Erasmus+ programme in that the mobilities are implemented on the basis of successfully approved cooperation projects with selected universities.
International mobility has become part of a strategy for the training of young professionals. Trained workers can compete better in the international labour market. This project will improve existing study programmes and their modernization in line with EU standards, thus increasing the quality of education at the university.
What is the difference between a program and a partner country?
Program countries are countries fully involved in the Erasmus + programme. These are the 28 EU Member States, the EEA countries - Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, the countries of the outermost regions and the overseas countries and territories, as well as Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The list of countries is also available HERE.
The partner countries are the rest of the world. The specific conditions listed in the Programme Guide must be met to be involved. Organizations from partner countries cannot be grant applicants, they can be partners in the project. The list of countries is also available HERE.