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Erasmus Mundus Action 2: Supporting education

10 December 2013
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On November 20, the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Promotion Day was held at the Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University, in which students, lecturers and administrative staff of different Armenian universities participated. The event was attended by the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, and the Slavonic University Vice Rector, Pargev Avetisyan.
The event was organised to inform participants about the details of “Erasmus Mundus”, a programme funded by the European Commission. The programme is aimed at fostering cooperation between higher educational institutions, at boosting student, research and academic staff exchanges, and at supporting mobility, particularly from non-EU to EU member states.
During the information session, a general overview of the programme was provided and eight presentations on ongoing Action 2 projects were given by the Coordinator of the National Tempus Office to Armenia, Lana Karlova, and representatives from partner universities.
In 2009-2013 thousands of higher education students and staff were funded by the programme; however, the EU does not place limits on the importance of education and is continuing to support the educational sector.
Karlova talked about new opportunities for students and academic staff, and presented the “Erasmus Plus” programme for 2014-2020.
Erasmus Plus is aimed at boosting skills and employability, as well as modernising education, training and youth work. The 7-year programme will be financed by the EU with a budget of €14.7 billion, roughly €400 million a year. This represents a 40% increase compared to current spending levels and exhibits the EU’s commitment to investing in education and employment. Erasmus Plus will provide over 4 million Europeans with the opportunity to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Avetisyan stated that Erasmus Mundus was an important and topical scholarship programme, promoting the formation and development of educational systems. He went on to stress that cooperation with the EU Delegation to Armenia would continue.

For more information, please visit: http://www.tempus.am/

Erasmus Mundus Action 2: Supporting education

On November 20, the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Promotion Day was held at the Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University, in which students, lecturers and administrative staff of different Armenian universities participated. The event was attended by the Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, and the Slavonic University Vice Rector, Pargev Avetisyan. The event was organised to inform participants about the details of “Erasmus Mundus”, a programme funded by the European Commission. The programme is aimed at fostering cooperation between higher educational institutions, at boosting student, research and academic staff exchanges, and at supporting mobility, particularly from non-EU to EU member states. During the information session, a general overview of the programme was provided and eight presentations on ongoing Action 2 projects were given by the Coordinator of the National Tempus Office to Armenia, Lana Karlova, and representatives from partner universities. In 2009-2013 thousands of higher education students and staff were funded by the programme; however, the EU does not place limits on the importance of education and is continuing to support the educational sector. Karlova talked about new opportunities for students and academic staff, and presented the “Erasmus Plus” programme for 2014-2020. Erasmus Plus is aimed at boosting skills and employability, as well as modernising education, training and youth work. The 7-year programme will be financed by the EU with a budget of €14.7 billion, roughly €400 million a year. This represents a 40% increase compared to current spending levels and exhibits the EU’s commitment to investing in education and employment. Erasmus Plus will provide over 4 million Europeans with the opportunity to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Avetisyan stated that Erasmus Mundus was an important and topical scholarship programme, promoting the formation and development of educational systems. He went on to stress that cooperation with the EU Delegation to Armenia would continue. For more information, please visit: http://www.tempus.am/