The European Commission announced the results under the second pilot call for Erasmus+ project proposals issued in 2019 – European Universities.
Out of 62 applications received, 24 projects are selected.
For the first time, оne higher education institution from Serbia is a partner in this type of project. Namely, the University of Belgrade is a partner institution in a project called “Circle U. European University”, which is coordinated by Aarhus University from Denmark. More about this project can be found on the website: www.circle-u.eu.
Newly selected projects involve 165 higher-education institutions from 26 eligible countries, which is around 50 institutions more in comparison to the previous call. The coordinating higher education institutions are from Greece, Denmark, Portugal, Romania, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Cyprus, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, Estonia, the Netherlands, and Poland.
In total, a budget of up to €287 million is available for these 41 European Universities selected in two pilot calls (2018/2019 and 2019/2020).
European Universities involve partnerships between at least 3 higher education institutions in the Programme Countries, while participation is also open to higher education institutions from Partner Countries. The aim of the programme is to create inclusive associations of higher education institutions that will contribute to the development of joint study programmes, international teams to address common social challenges and to improve student exchange systems that would be integrated into study programs.
In the Calls 2018/2019 and 2019/2020, pilot calls for projects are planned to be implemented. In the next Programme, which will last from 2021 to 2027, European universities are expected to become an established funding scheme.
The complete list of projects selected for funding is available on the European Commission website.