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logo jdazJoint Programmes from A to Z: A reference guide for practitioners provides information on relevant issues relating to developing, establishing and sustaining high quality international joint programmes.

This guide is the result of the JDAZ project,  project funded by Erasmus Mundus Action 3 (2012 – 2015) led by Nuffic and conducted by a consortium of six Erasmus National Structures and two external experts.

More information at: Nuffice Website

globeWhat are the EU's priorities?

In 2015, Erasmus+ will for the first time fund Erasmus-like student and staff mobility to and from Partner Countries outside Europe. This note is intended to help Higher Education Institutions in "Programme Countries" 1, who will apply for funding, to tailor their applications taking into account the EU's priorities.

Mobility can be both incoming and outgoing and the funding for this comes from the EU's budget for external cooperation, which means that this action has to follow the EU's external priorities.

In terms of budget, the different regions of the world are prioritised as follows:

  1. The first priority is given to the EU's neighbourhood regions, both Eastern (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine), and Southern (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia);
  2. then comes Asia, including Central Asia;
  3. followed by the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia)
  4. Latin America;
  5. the industrialised Americas (Canada, United States of America) and industrialised Asia, (Australia, Brunei, Hong Kong, Japan, (Republic of) Korea, Macao, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan);
  6. and finally South Africa.

As of the 2016 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals, mobility will also be possible with the rest of Africa (+ Caribbean and the Pacific).


peopleAround 8,000 people had a chance to meet with over one hundred exhibitors - companies, institutions, international projects and employment mediators –  at the Education and Job Fair 'Learn, Network, Explore' organized in Zenica on November 21, 2014, under the auspices of the Office of the European Union Special Representative and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This was an excellent opportunity for visitors to engage in direct talks with companies and potential employers, as well as to learn about work and education/training opportunities in BiH and abroad. At the same time, it provided an opportunity for companies and institutions to present their work, exchange information, develop networks and attract the attention of potential employees and interviewees.


connectionsDG EAC is organising a new online chat focusing on the international dimension of Erasmus+ on 25 November, from 14:00 to 15:00 (Brussels time).

Did you know that, in addition to offering 4 million grants over the next seven years for exchanges within the EU and associated countries, Erasmus+ will also fund 135,000 scholarships for short-term study or teaching opportunities involving countries worldwide? Who can apply and how?

Join us for an online chat with a panel of experts. Submit your questions in advance using #ErasmusPlusChat.