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Erasmus+ Information Days in Yerevan

18 November 2016
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What are the key actions of the Erasmus+ programme? When are the calls for the application being announced? How can you find tips on how to apply? When are the deadlines?
A series of Erasmus+ information meetings were organised in Yerevan on 4, 8 and 11 November 2016 as part of a wider Erasmus+ information campaign in Armenia. The aim of these information days is to cover various key actions of the Erasmus+ programme. The events were organised by the National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia, together with Armenian universities. Erasmus+ is an EU programme supporting actions in education, training, youth and sport from 2014-2020.
These events provide an excellent opportunity for all stakeholders to listen and share their experience, support each other, and discuss and try to find common solutions to problems that hinder mobility. On the first day of the event the topic of limited mobility was covered, one of the biggest obstacles to the internationalisation of universities. On 4 November, a presentation on key action 1, International Credit Mobility and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees, was held for the general public at the Armenian State University of Economics.

14915427_1148783361842258_1560300254729326499_nThe Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Gregory Tsouris, attended the event and spoke about the EU’s priorities: ‘I am very happy to see the high level of interest in this event and the hunger for practical and important information. Education, training, youth and sport are key strategic drivers to overcome socio-economic crises affecting EU countries. Erasmus+ brings together 7-EU-funded programmes and gives opportunites to students, teachers, staff and volunteers to spend time abroad. The EU and Armenia are also working together to improve education in Armenia through different projects’.

Armenian Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan thanked hisEuropean colleagues for the European Union’s support to educational projects in Armenia: ‘The higher education system is developing very quickly. The current trend is moving towards a credit system. There is still a lotto do to establish an educational credit system in our country. Our priority is to ensure internal student mobility between universities in Armenia. If we want to have international educational quality, especially atthe Master’s and Bachelor’s level, we have to combine university databases and create such a platform for university cooperation so that students can move freely acrossArmenia’s scientific and educational institutions andbetterenrich their knowledge’.

On 8 November, the Armenian State Pedagogical University hosted a session on key action img_03052, capacity building in higher education (the former Tempus programme). The event was open to key administrators, managers and academic staff members of Armenian higher education institutions, as well as representatives of labour market and public organisations.Additional information on the Erasmus+ programme, particularly Jean Monnet actions(programme aimed at stimulating teaching, research and reflection in the field of European integration studies at the level of higher education institutions within and outside the European Community), was presented to the Armenian academic community at Yerevan State University on 11 November.

ars_6575These information days brought together managers, administrators, scholars, students and experts from higher education institutions, representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, and the Delegation of EU to Armenia. In addition to hands-on, practical information on scholarships and grants available through Erasmus+, application tips were presented to participants with regard to the call for proposals launched in October 2016.
More Erasmus+information events will take place on 23 November in Gyumri and on 24 November in Vanadzor.

Erasmus+ Information Days in Yerevan

What are the key actions of the Erasmus+ programme? When are the calls for the application being announced? How can you find tips on how to apply? When are the deadlines? A series of Erasmus+ information meetings were organised in Yerevan on 4, 8 and 11 November 2016 as part of a wider Erasmus+ information campaign in Armenia. The aim of these information days is to cover various key actions of the Erasmus+ programme. The events were organised by the National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia, together with Armenian universities. Erasmus+ is an EU programme supporting actions in education, training, youth and sport from 2014-2020. These events provide an excellent opportunity for all stakeholders to listen and share their experience, support each other, and discuss and try to find common solutions to problems that hinder mobility. On the first day of the event the topic of limited mobility was covered, one of the biggest obstacles to the internationalisation of universities. On 4 November, a presentation on key action 1, International Credit Mobility and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees, was held for the general public at the Armenian State University of Economics. 14915427_1148783361842258_1560300254729326499_nThe Deputy Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Gregory Tsouris, attended the event and spoke about the EU’s priorities: ‘I am very happy to see the high level of interest in this event and the hunger for practical and important information. Education, training, youth and sport are key strategic drivers to overcome socio-economic crises affecting EU countries. Erasmus+ brings together 7-EU-funded programmes and gives opportunites to students, teachers, staff and volunteers to spend time abroad. The EU and Armenia are also working together to improve education in Armenia through different projects’. Armenian Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan thanked hisEuropean colleagues for the European Union's support to educational projects in Armenia: 'The higher education system is developing very quickly. The current trend is moving towards a credit system. There is still a lotto do to establish an educational credit system in our country. Our priority is to ensure internal student mobility between universities in Armenia. If we want to have international educational quality, especially atthe Master's and Bachelor’s level, we have to combine university databases and create such a platform for university cooperation so that students can move freely acrossArmenia's scientific and educational institutions andbetterenrich their knowledge'. On 8 November, the Armenian State Pedagogical University hosted a session on key action img_03052, capacity building in higher education (the former Tempus programme). The event was open to key administrators, managers and academic staff members of Armenian higher education institutions, as well as representatives of labour market and public organisations.Additional information on the Erasmus+ programme, particularly Jean Monnet actions(programme aimed at stimulating teaching, research and reflection in the field of European integration studies at the level of higher education institutions within and outside the European Community), was presented to the Armenian academic community at Yerevan State University on 11 November. ars_6575These information days brought together managers, administrators, scholars, students and experts from higher education institutions, representatives from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, and the Delegation of EU to Armenia. In addition to hands-on, practical information on scholarships and grants available through Erasmus+, application tips were presented to participants with regard to the call for proposals launched in October 2016. More Erasmus+information events will take place on 23 November in Gyumri and on 24 November in Vanadzor.