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The National Erasmus+ Office in Armenia, the EU Delegation to Armenia and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) organised on 11 December an information day for scholars, experts from higher education institutions, students, and representatives of non-governmental organisations. Participants were introduced to the EU Erasmus+ Programme (http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm) and to the launching of actions relevant to higher education from an international perspective.

The Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, highlighted that Armenia had been particularly active in terms of educational reform within the Eastern Partnership: ‘Erasmus+ will replace the Erasmus Mundus programme, and the EU is determined to do even more. Investing in education is the key to human potential, regardless of age and background. We would like to increase mobility among students between our regions and provide greater support to higher education institutions’.

IMG_9725The Minister of Education of Armenia appreciated the fact that the Erasmus+ programme will be available to future students and beneficiary organisations, and expressed the hope that the current level of positive cooperation would be enriched by new ideas and innovation: ‘This is quite an important programme for Armenia, and will help in accumulating, analysing and spreading any kind of information on educational reforms. Next year we will host the European Ministers conference in Yerevan; representatives from 47 countries will gather in Armenia to come up with strategies for the future of European higher education’.

IMG_9833The “Erasmus+” programme is aimed at boosting skills and employability, as well as modernising education, training and youth work. The seven-year programme was launched in January 2014 and will be financed by the EU with a budget of €14.7 billion. The programme shows the EU’s commitment to investing in education and employment. The mandate of partner countries’ national Erasmus+ offices under the Erasmus+ programme covers all support, promotion, monitoring and dissemination activities related to the international higher education dimension of the programme.