Erasmus+ Programme is organizing a three-day training workshop on opportunities and range of options for higher education institutions, public and private bodies from Sri Lanka.
It takes place in Colombo on February 16, 17 and 18.
Erasmus+ is the EU-funded academic initiative aimed at the development of academic, social, and cultural ties between European universities and their counterparts from eligible countries across the world.
In March 2021 a new Erasmus+ package has been announced with a budget of 26.2 Billion Euros were allocated for the period between 2021 and 2027.
This fund is focused primarily on education, training, youth and sports and is open for both state and non-state sectors (private sector and NGOs). Youth, green or environment protection and digitalisation are priority areas of Erasmus+.
As universities of Sri Lanka are eligible for Erasmus+, they can be a part of the academic partnership and alliances with universities from the European Union and other parts of the world receiving funds covering student and teaching staff exchange as well as more wide-scale, institutional developments.
As the Erasmus+ initiative brings unique opportunities, it also requires from university specialists a certain level of training on identifying proper priorities and topic areas of projects, selecting academic partners, drafting proposals and reports, etc.
This training programme is designed with the purpose of developing a certain set of skills required by Sri Lankan Academics and academic administrators for successful work within the Erasmus+ initiative.
This is an opportunity to attract a portion of funds available from the EU (Euro 26.2 Billion) to develop higher education & training, youth, and sports development in Sri Lanka.
The ultimate goal of the training is for the participants to be fully acquainted with the Erasmus + programme after completing the training and to be able to independently create and submit applications for the Erasmus+ programme, observing all the necessary rules, procedures regulations of the program itself.
At the same time, the training itself can result in partnerships for creating joint future projects.
Participants in the training, in addition to higher education training, will also be trained in vocational education, adult and youth education.
If interested in participation, pre-registration is available on https://ichesrilanka.org/.