24-25 October 2013: Information Day on Erasmus+ for Eastern Partnership countries, Kaunas (Lithuania)
An information event of the Erasmus+, the EU’s new programme for education, training, sport and youth, will take place today and tomorrow at Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania.
The European Commission will present in detail how the international dimension of the higher education part of the new programme will work.
Teaching staff and managers from the main higher education institutions in the region will also receive a briefing on the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, which funds research fellowships.
The event will bring together around 150 government officials, higher education staff, academic representatives and students’ organisations from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and EU Member States.
The conference will also be an opportunity to take stock of the current Tempus and Erasmus Mundus programmes.
Erasmus+, to be launched in January 2014, will promote cooperation between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries, in particular by supporting short-term student and staff mobility.
The event is organised in the context of the Eastern Partnership Platform 4 on contacts between people and the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum.
Presentations and relevant documentation are available on the event website.
Find out more: http://www.infodaykaunas.com