Today and tomorrow, 15 and 16 November, the INDIRE’s Erasmus+ National Agency organizes a national Infoday in Rome dedicated to the 2023 Erasmus+ Call. The meeting sees the participation of the European Commission, Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC), with input on EU external policy priorities and opportunities for cooperation in education. On this occasion, the Italian Embassy in Dakar will also intervene, for an in-depth study of the areas of university cooperation with Senegal, in collaboration with the Erasmus+ National Focal Point in Senegal.
According to the Director General of the Indire’s Erasmus+ Agency, Flaminio Galli, “The upcoming 2023 Call, fits into a very positive context reguarding the participation of Italian students in Erasmus+ study and internship mobility. The 2022 data show that we have now left behind the months of the pandemic, which had slowed down the mobility flow. Today, the Programme is more than ever at the center of a strong relaunch that fits into the broader strategic framework of the internationalization of our Institutions”.
During the two days, the representatives of the Italian higher education institutions in possession of ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) participating in the Programme will take part in the work. We will talk about Erasmus+ actions indirectly managed by the National Agencies, such as for example mobility actions towards Europe, as well as mobilities to and from third countries not associated with the Programme, and also the opportunities of cooperation partnerships in the sector of Higher Education.
A particular focus on actions directly managed by the European Commission will be managed in the working groups to be held on the morning of 16 November with the remote contribution of the staff of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels (EACEA) for further information on Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet and Capacity Building opportunities.
The Programme in Italy
Italy has successfully participated in the opportunities of the Programme since 1987. The country is in third place in Europe for the outgoing and incoming student population. Italian institutions are also very competitive in the Jean Monnet’s and Capacity Building’s centralized actions.
Since the launch of the 2021-2027 programming, the challenge posed by the Programme has focused on 4 priorities: Inclusion, Digital Transformation, Environmental Sustainability and Active Participation in civil life.
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