Delegation of the European Union to Georgia

EU commits additional EUR 6 million for Erasmus+ in Georgia

19/10/2018 - 10:10
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At the Erasmus+ InfoDays in Tbilisi the European Union announced a special funding window for Georgia, allowing for an expected 800 additional scholarships over the coming two years.

On 18 October the National Erasmus+ Office in Georgia held the already traditional Erasmus+ InfoDays in Tbilisi. These events information about the opportunities programme gives to universities, professors and students. This year the European Union is committing additional budget to Georgia, which will enable the implementation of more projects and increases significantly number of available scholarships.  

The event was opened by Carl Hartzell, Ambassador of the European Union, Vakhtang Makharoblishvili, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Mikhail Batiashvili, Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.

Considering the high demand for Erasmus+ projects and scholarships, the EU has announced a so called Special Funding Window for Georgia for the next two years. This means an additional EUR 6 Million for the two upcoming calls in 2019 and 2020. Additional Erasmus+ budget means more support to the quality of higher education in Georgia and up to 800 more scholarships for students and university staff.

Background

Erasmus+ is the EU programme 2014-2020 for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. Active in Georgia since 2015, Erasmus+ has replaced previous educational programmes (Tempus, Erasmus Mundus Action 2) funded by the EU. Georgia is one of the most successful Erasmus+ countries with a high number of projects and scholarships.

For further information please contact:
•    Tamriko Mikadze, Press and Information Officer, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, Tamriko.Mikadze@eeas.europa.eu
•    Lika Glonti, Coordinator, National Erasmus+ Office Georgia, erasmus.georgia@gmail.com

 

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