Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Education, training, youth and sport are key areas that support citizens in their personal and professional development. High quality, inclusive education and training, as well as informal and non-formal learning, ultimately equip young people and participants of all ages with the qualifications and skills needed for their meaningful participation in democratic society, intercultural understanding and successful transition in the labor market.

Countries eligible to participate in the programme:

  • Programme countries – EU Member States, Northern Macedonia, Iceland, Turkey, Norway, Liechtenstein and Serbia (as of the General Call for 2019 Republic of Serbia has the status of a Program country within the Erasmus + program)
  • Partner countries – All other countries throughout the world.

Projects within the Erasmus + programme are divided into:

  • centralized actions – applications are submitted to the Executive Agency for Education, Culture and Media Programs (EACEA) in Brussels
  • decentralized actions – applications are submitted to national agencies (in Serbia it is the Tempus Foundation)

All details of individual calls can be found in the Program Guide.

 

Erasmus+ objectives and actions

The general objective of the Programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Erasmus+ Programme foresees the implementation of the following Actions in the 2021-2027 period:

 

KEY ACTION 1 – MOBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS

The Actions supported under this Key Action are expected to bring positive and long-lasting effects on the participants and participating organisations involved, as well as on the policy systems in which such activities are framed.

In terms of support to higher-education sector, this Key Action supports:

  • Mobility of learners and staff: opportunities for pupils, students, trainees and young people, as well as for professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, sport coaches, staff of education institutions and civil society organisations to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country;
  • The programme offers language learning opportunities to participants carrying out a mobility activity abroad. This support will mainly be offered via the Erasmus+ Online Language Support (OLS) tool, adapted as necessary to individual sectors, as e-learning offers advantages for language learning in terms of access and flexibility. In particular cases, that is, when online learning is not the best tool to reach the target group, additional forms of language support will be offered.

 

KEY ACTION 2 – COOPERATION AMONG ORGANISATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

Actions supported under this Key Action are expected to contribute significantly to the priorities of the programme, and to result in the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organizational, local, regional, national or European levels.

In terms of support to higher-education sector, this Key Action supports:

Partnerships for Cooperation, including:

  • Cooperation Partnerships: The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalization of their activities, and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas.

Partnerships for Excellence, including:

  • Erasmus Mundus Action: This action aims at fostering excellence and world-wide internationalization of higher education institutions via study programmes – at master course level – jointly delivered and jointly recognized by higher education institutions established in Europe, and open to institutions in other countries of the world.

Partnerships for Innovation, including:

  • Alliances for Innovation: This action aims at fostering strategic cooperation between key players in higher education and vocational education and training, business and research – the "knowledge triangle" – to foster innovation and modernization of education and training systems in identifying and supplying the right set of skills, knowledge and competences to match the future labor market demand in sectors and fields that are strategic for Europe's sustainable growth and competitiveness;

 

JEAN MONNET ACTIONS

The Jean Monnet actions are targeted to promotion of excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The following actions are supported for the higher-education sector:

  • Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education
  • Jean Monnet Actions in other fields of education and training

For Erasmus+ mobility projects within Key Action 1 - Mobility of individuals contact the International Relation Office: erasmus@kg.ac.rs, +381 34 300 345

For cooperation within other parts of the Erasmus+ program (KA2, Jean Monnet Actions) contact the International Project Office: international.projects@kg.ac.rs, +381 34 370 171, extension 124