The European Union’s Erasmus+ program is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.
The program is composed of three ‘Key Actions’ and two additional actions as follows;
- Key action 1- Learning mobility of individuals
- Key action 2 – Innovation and good practices
- Key action 3 – Support for policy reform
- Jean Monnet-Opportunities for teaching, research, and policy debate on the EU and its policies.
- Sport – Designed to develop and implement joint activities to promote sport and physical activity, identify and implement innovative activities in the field of sport, and manage not-for-profit events to increase participation in sport.
Key action 1- Learning Mobility of Individuals
This action provides mobility opportunities in the education, training and youth sectors. However, funding cannot be received for individual staff, students or volunteers. Instead they should contact European organizations which receive Erasmus+ program support. Under Erasmus+ two major activities related to staff/student exchange are:
This will provide both staff and students an opportunity to spend a semester or few weeks abroad in the program country university. Staff will have the benefit of meeting scholars and to intitate new research opportunities while gaining new knowledge and training. Students can take course work or can carry out their research abroad. In certain cases students have the opportunity to transfer their credits to the degree program at UoP.
Under Erasmus Mundus masters students have the opportunity to spend one semester abroad as a part of their degree program.
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Key action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
KA 2 involves with participation of different organizations from different countires to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth. Under this UoP is involved with Capacity Building in the field of higher education.
In this aspect program university in either program or partner country indentifies any areas that are to be improved and gather expertise from other organizations from local and European organizations. Then the university which acts as the principle investigator will submit the final proposal with other relevant documents in the application package.
Generally,the partner institutes should provide details for the P1 form of the application and Mandate signed by the Vice-Chancellor.
Key Action 2 is designed to develop the education, training, and youth sectors through five main activities:
- Strategic partnerships
- Knowledge Alliances
- Sector Skills Alliances
- Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education (CBHE)
- Capacity-building projects in the field of youth
Key action 3- Support for policy reform
TKey Action 3 aims to increase the participation of young people in democratic life, especially in discussions with policy makers, as well as developing knowledge in the fields of education, training, and youth.