Several dozens of Ukrainian universities, research and development institutions and enterprises, and a number of ministries will participate in 10 projects under the EU’s Erasmus+ program with the funding of over 9 million euros, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science reports.
“46 Ukrainian universities and other organizations will receive over 9 million euros in funding. 10 projects were selected from among 164 contenders for development of the potential of higher education under the European Union’s Erasmus+ program. These are the results of the 2020 contest announced by the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (ЕАСЕА),” the press release says.
These 10 projects are aimed to modernize educational programs in the fields of social sciences and engineering, healthcare and environment; modernize governance of higher education institutions; and strengthen the ties of higher education system with economic and social environment.
On the part of Ukraine, these projects will be implemented by 36 higher education institutions, one research and development institution, one private and two state enterprises, two civil society organizations, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry for Digital Transformation, the Ministry for Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, and the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance. In addition, three Ukrainian universities are grantees and coordinators of these projects: Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Lviv Polytechnic National University, and Zaporizhia Polytechnic National University.
The project teams will also include 59 partners from 22 countries of the world: 34 organizations from 15 Erasmus+ member countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Finland, France) and 25 organizations from 7 Erasmus+ partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan).
Some of these projects will be launched already in November 2020, others in January 2021.
Erasmus+ is a European Union program running from 2014 to 2020 and aimed to support cooperation and partnership projects, activities and mobility in the areas of education, professional training, youth and sport.
Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education (КА2: CBHE) is a separate component of Erasmus+ Program’s international dimension in the field of higher education. 38 projects featuring participation of 200 Ukrainian organizations, including 120 higher education institutions, were funded within the framework of contests held between 2015 and 2019. The total amount of grants provided to these projects exceeds 27 million euros.