About the Erasmus+ program
Ukraine is a partner country (PARTNER-COUNTRY) of the Erasmus + program and has the opportunity to participate in competitions open to all partner countries under the International Dimension of the program.
Connection to strategic goals
«Europe 2020» goals:
- Increase in higher education from 32% to 40%;
- Reduction of the share of early school leavers from 14% to less than 10%;
- “Strategy in the field of education and training – 2020”;
- Updated framework program for European cooperation in the field of youth policy (2010-2018);
- European Sport Initiative / EU Work Plan in the field of sport;
- Strengthening the international dimension, in particular in higher education and youth policy;
- More opportunities for students of vocational and higher education institutions to improve their ability to work through internships;
- Improving quality in all sectors by introducing staff mobility and strategic partnerships;
- Considerable attention to intersectoral strategic partnerships and ICT projects;
- New innovative measures to improve employability and entrepreneurship (Knowledge Alliances and Sectoral Qualifications Alliances);
- New approaches to implementing reforms (Perspective Initiatives).
Video presentations of the program: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/gallery/video_en.html
ERASMUS + office website in Ukraine: http://www.erasmusplus.org.ua/
Program website in the EU: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/
- Single integrated program;
- Covers all sectors – education, training and youth policy, added the sports sector;
- Integrates seven existing programs into a single agreed structure;
- Trying to achieve greater systemic influence;
- Significant simplifications;
- Fewer competitions and a significant reduction in the number of destinations;
- The program is more user-friendly, easier to navigate;
- Simplified financial management;
- Significant budget increase;
- Increase by 40%, which applies to all sectors;
- Additional funding from external action instruments to support the international dimension of higher education.
- Improving the skills and employability of students and promoting the competitiveness of the European economy;
- Improving the quality of teaching and learning;
- Implementation of the Strategy for Modernization of Higher Education in the Program Member States and Capacity Building of Partner Countries;
- Strengthening the international dimension in the Erasmus + program;
- Support for the Bologna Process and policy dialogue in strategic partner countries.
Higher education institutions from partner countries, including Ukraine, can partner with European universities to organize student mobility projects.
Objectives: To provide better opportunities for the development of skills and competencies of students, to attract the best talents from abroad.
KA1: Mobility of employees in higher education
Higher education institutions from partner countries, including Ukraine, can partner with European universities to organize mobility projects for teachers and administrative staff.
Objectives: To provide better opportunities to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Teachers for scholarships for teaching, training or internships apply for competitions directly to their educational institution (credit mobility) on the basis of inter-institutional agreements, and / or to partnerships (step mobility), as well as representatives of other countries, restrictions no. There are no privileges and / or restrictions for any country in the world.
Objectives: To strengthen cooperation between universities and key stakeholders (enterprises, research institutions, social partners, local / regional authorities, other organizations in the field of education, training or youth policy) in order to promote quality and innovation in higher education.
The main activities in the area:
- Development, testing, implementation of new joint curricula and programs, joint modules, intensive training programs;
- Development of cooperation with enterprises in the framework of projects to study real-life examples;
- Using the potential of open educational resources, general (collective) and personalized learning;
- Integration of various forms and methods of teaching (distance, distance, modular);
- Participation of partner countries, including Ukraine, is possible as a partner only with unique experience for reasonable benefit of participation in such a partnership.
KA2: Collaboration for innovation and exchange of best practices
Development of higher education potential (ex-TEMPUS)
The main activities in the area: Two types of cooperation projects between EU Member States, other European countries, candidate countries (34 in total) with neighboring countries, Russia, Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (about 150 partner countries):
Joint projects: New curricula and programs, teaching and learning methodology, staff development (training), quality assurance, management, tools of the Bologna process.
Structural projects: Reforms at the national level with the participation of the authorities in the partner countries (modernization of educational policy, measures to implement the Bologna process, governance and management in the higher education system.)
Additional component of mobility in both directions – with the EU and in the EU for European Neighborhood Policy countries and candidate countries (do not have a National Agency):
Ukraine is a full participant in the direction and can both initiate projects and be a coordinator-applicant, be an equal partner of projects.
KA3: Support for reforms
Objectives: To support EU developments / developments in the field of education policy in order to achieve a better systemic impact.
The main activities in the area:
- Support for the Open Method of Coordination, Higher Education Modernization Agenda, Bologna Process;
- Development and implementation of EU transparency instruments (ECTS);
- Recognition of qualifications (NARIC – National Information Center with official recognition of educational certificates);
- Network of experts on higher education reform in neighboring and candidate countries;
- International dialogue on educational policy;
- World Alumni Association;
- International attractiveness and propaganda.