National Erasmus+ Information Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina was held at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Banja Luka on Thursday, 13 November 2014.
The main objective of the event was to promote opportunities within Erasmus+ Programme, with special emphasis on presentation of the new Calls for Proposals in the area of higher education, including capacity building for higher education, international credit mobility, joint master degrees, Jean Monnet activities, and other relevant opportunities in the area of higher education.
In his opening statement Massimo Mina, Head of Operations Section for Social Development, Civil Society and Cross border Cooperation in the EU Delegation to BiH, said:
“The Erasmus+ program will in future be much more interesting, and student exchanges easier, because we have pooled all activities related to education, training, youth and sport together.”
Mina also emphasised improvement in interest in student exchanges among students in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“The last Call for Proposals under Erasmus Mundus Action 2 is confirmation of the high motivation to proceed in the same direction and be even more active. According to the results of the last call, Bosnia and Herzegovina is the leading country in the number of mobilities awarded to Western Balkan countries,” Mina said.
Franco Burgio, Programme Manager in the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, said that capacity building involves linking higher education institutions and the labour market in order to harmonize needs and boost knowledge sharing.
“In the framework of a joint master’s programme, more higher education institutions connect in and outside the EU, and students enrol in at least two universities and obtain a Master’s degree,” Burgio said.
Suad Muhibic, Head of National Erasmus+ Office in BiH, called upon all higher education institutions in the country to use the opportunity to participate in Erasmus+ programmes.
Edin Atlic, Team Leader of EU Info Centre, presented the Centre and its services and invited all educational institutions to cooperate with the Centre in future.
Representatives of higher education institutions and relevant ministries in BiH attended the event.
Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ started on 1 January 2014 and replaces the current funding programmes run by the European Commission in the area of education, training, youth and sport, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Comenius, Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal), Youth in Action and other international programmes including Jean Monnet and Erasmus Mundus. The Erasmus+ Programme runs from 2014-2020 and supports activities in education, training, youth and sport across all sectors of lifelong learning including higher education, further education, adult education, schools and youth activities.
All the relevant info on Erasmus+ can be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm
You can download Erasmus + guide on the link: http://euinfo.ba/wpcontent/uploads/2014/10/Erasmus-2015.pdf