Erasmus+ is the European Union program for education, training, young people and sport for period 2014 to 2020. The aim of Erasmus+ program is to improve skills and employing possibilities and to modernize education, training and employing young people. The program lasts for 7 years and the budget of 14, 7 billion EUROS is provided for its implementation, which is 40% more than the current expenses, so you can clearly see the dedication of European Union investing in those areas. The Erasmus+ program will give all its support to transnational partnerships between institutions and organizations in the field of education, training and young people in order to initiate cooperation and connect the areas of education and work, trying to reduce differences in skills which we face with in Europe. The support will also be given to national efforts for modernizing system in fields of education, training and young people. In the sport field the support will be given to amateur projects and solving cross-border challenges such as faking matches, doping, violence and racism.

More information you can find on the official web page of the program..

WHO CAN TAKE PART IN THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?

Individuals – students, interns, apprentices, pupils, adults, young people, volunteers, teachers, trainers, youth workers, the professionals of organizations which are active in the field of education, training and young people - they all make up the main target group of the program. You should bear in mind that the individuals cannot directly apply for getting the financial support, but they have to address their own institutions ( for example University ), organizations or companies, which can submit an application..

Institutions which have the right to take part in all the activities of Erasmus+ program primarily have to belong to so-called program countries( European Union countries, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Serbia ), while in some activities of the program, especially those regarding the higher education, which are also open for the participants from so-called “partner countries” ( partner countries can be all the countries of European Union countries neighborhood or any other country in the world ). Bosnia and Herzegovina falls into this category, too..

More about the countries qualification for participation you can find on this link: on this page.

ERASMUS+ IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

After officially showing the interest for partly participating in the program, Bosnia and Herzegovina, being a partner country, can take part in certain activities of the program, which are being conducted in a centralized way by Executive agency for education, audio-visual activities and culture (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency – EACEA ). Partial participation is officially confirmed in June 2014 when the Contract between Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Union on participation and entry ticket was signed. At this stage, Bosnia and Herzegovina is enabled to participate in projects ( mobility for the purpose of learning, cooperation projects, capacity building, support for policy reform, activities for young people and Jean Monnet initiative ), European education networks (Eurydice, Euroguidance, Europass), EQF (European qualification frame ) as well as participating in IT platforms (eTwinning and EPALE).

Implementation of Erasmus+ program in Bosnia and Herzegovina is being monitored by National Erasmus+ office in Bosnia and Herzegovina..

For all the questions and additional information feel free to contact Vice-rector for NIR:: assistant professor Dejan Kojic,PhD  dejan.kojic@univerzitetpim.com.

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