Erasmus+ Higher Education Cooperation Seminar with Partner Countries

Seminar participants standing in front of stage
From September 20 to September 21 a seminar on cooperation with partner countries in the framework of the Erasmus+ International Dimension took place at the premises of FH Campus Wien. The event was jointly organised by the National Agencies of Hungary, Slovakia and Austria.

With its various key funding actions, the EU programme Erasmus+ supports internationalisation and modernisation of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in programme as well as partner countries. It encourages HEIs to actively take part in Erasmus+ actions, and provides a foundation for worldwide mobility and cooperation.

The seminar took place in Vienna from September 20 to September 21 at the premises of University of Applied Sciences FH Campus Wien. The two-day-event focussed specifically on international cooperation opportunities, i.e. cooperation between programme and partner countries, such as Knowledge Alliances, Capacity Building in Higher Education, Jean Monnet Activities, International Credit Mobility and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees. These Erasmus+ key funding actions were presented, and successful applicants shared their experiences and know-how in different workshops. Representatives from the National Erasmus+ Offices (NEOs) of Albania, Armenia, and Jordan were also present at the event, and HEIs had the opportunity to consult them about their cooperation ideas. Additionally, the National Agencies of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia provided information about the different Erasmus+ project frameworks, and welcomed questions about potential projects.

The seminar addressed faculty members, project coordinators, department heads, and all other HEI staff members who would like to (potentially) apply for activities within the Erasmus+ programme, and/or are looking for good practice examples in order to get information and ideas on how to implement their own project.