Erasmus Mundus Action 2
Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 is an EU-funded cooperation and mobility programme in the area of higher education. It is run by the European Commission and implemented by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The programme objectives are to
• Enhance quality in European higher education
• Promote the European Union worldwide as a centre of excellence in learning
• Promote intercultural understanding and support the development of Third Countries in the area of higher education
The programme is implemented in three different actions:
• Action 1: Erasmus Joint Programmes, incl. scholarships
• Action 2: Erasmus Mundus Partnerships with higher education institutions in Third Countries, incl. mobility scholarships
• Action 3: Promotion of European higher education
JoinEU-SEE is an Action 2 Strand 1 programme.
The JoinEU-SEE Project
JoinEU-SEE is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission (EACEA) in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 programme, which is a worldwide cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education.
In accordance with the objectives of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme, the JoinEU-SEE mobility scheme strives to contribute to the achievement of better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and third countries in the field of higher education and society at large. The JoinEU-SEE activities not only offer scholarship grantees the opportunity to expand their academic competences, their language skills as well as social and intercultural competences, thus improving their employability in an ever faster changing society. The work done in the context of the JoinEU-SEE project will also help to consolidate the academic as well as the political, cultural and economic co-operation between the EU and Western Balkan countries and within the Western Balkans.
JoinEU-SEE supports mobility at all levels of higher education, including both mobility for students (undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral) and for staff (academic and administrative).
Through the mobility and the resulting transfer of knowledge, qualifications and skills, the implementation of the Bologna Process reforms will be facilitated and beneficiaries as well as their institutions will profit from the mutual experience in academic, cultural and economic respects. This will contribute to capacity building in the higher education institutions as well as in the public and private sector through the inclusion of all target groups.
The alumni of the programme will contribute to a multiplier effect and enhance the links between the individual partner institutions and their countries. An established network of beneficiaries from this "JoinEU-SEE" network in the frame of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 strand 1 programme will see to the further enhancement of the individual student, researcher or teacher in order to improve not only their knowledge, qualifications and skills but also to strengthen the cooperation between WB countries and the EU and contribute to the development of the societies.