Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period from 2014 to 2020, that aims to advance skills and employability, as well as to modernise Education, Training and Youth work. It will provide opportunities for studying, training and establishing cooperation between higher education institutions from programme countries and partner countries.
Programme countries: EU-member countires, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
Partner countries: All other countries throughout the world. Serbia is considered as partner country.
Promotion and implementation of Erasmus+ programme in Serbia, as far as education parts are concerned, is delegated to the National Erasmus+ office in Serbia.
The Erasmus+ programme consists of three key actions and two separate parts - Jean Monnet and Sport.
Key Action 1 - Learning mobility of individuals
› Academic exchange: mobility projects can be submitted by HEIs from Programme contries that include cooperation with higher education institutions in partner countries with national accreditation.
Higher education institutions from programme and partner countries can establish international partnerships by signing an inter-institutional agreement.
HEIs from Programme countries submit mobility projects to their National agency and if selected, they enable following mobility activities:
- a study period in a programme/partner country abroad lasting between 3 and 12 months
- teaching periods - staff deliver teaching at another HEI abroad
- training periods - staff undertake a training event or undergo job shadowing/observation
Funding can be used to support staff engaged in both HEI teaching (minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week) and non-teaching activities. Staff mobility activities can last from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time.
› Joint Master Programs: Higher education institutions from Serbia can participate in projects for development of joint master programmes together with higher education institutions from the EU countries as partners.
Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Institutions from Serbia can take part in all types of Erasmus+ Key Action 2 projects, as partners, or as coordinators of projects.
› Capacity Building Projects for Higher Education: HEIs from Serbia can participate as partners or coordinators of such projects;
› Knowledge Alliances, Sectoral Skills Alliances and Strategic Partnerships: HEIs from Serbia can participate as partners only (not as applicants), provided that their participation brings an added value to the project.
Key Action 3 - Support for policy reform
Serbia can take part in Erasmus+ Key Action 3 projects supporting policy reform aimed at the achievement of the goals set in the Europe 2020 Strategy, Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ET 2020) and European Youth Strategy.
The Jean Monnet Actions are targeted to promotion of excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. Institutions from Serbia can participate in all types of Jean Monnet projects, similar to institutions from all over the world.