The European Union’s Erasmus+ program supports education, youth and sport. It was launched in 2014 and will end in 2020. The follow-up program is already being prepared and will start in 2021.
The Erasmus+ program includes various funding opportunities, not only for the mobility of individuals, but also for cooperation and internationalization in higher education. The International Office of Division 2 is responsible for the mobility of individuals (Key Action 1). The Division 1.B. offers support in the preparation and submission of proposals for Key Actions 2 and 3, Jean Monnet Activities and Sport. For detailed information on the various funding opportunities, please refer to the websites of the Erasmus+ program and the National Agency for EU Higher Education Cooperation.
The University of Potsdam is currently participating in several Erasmus+ projects. Within the framework of the “European Universities” initiative, the UP coordinates the “European Digital UniverCity” (EDUC) project. In cooperation with five other European universities from France, Italy, the Czech Republic and Hungary, the project aims to create a common space for students, academic and administrative staff to work together. Beyond that, the UP is also involved as a partner in two other projects dealing with the intensification of cooperation between European higher education institutions: “Online Pedagogical Resources for European Universities” (OpenU) and “European Digital University Card Student” (EDUcardS). The UP is also acting as the coordinator for the project “The Future of Cultural Heritage in Modern Europe” (FuCuHe), which aims to develop and transfer innovative processes for the exploration of European cultural heritage in cooperation with eight other institutions of higher education and four cultural institutions from various European countries. In addition, the UP participates in the Capacity Building project “Modernisation of Master Programmes for Future Judges, Prosecutors, Investigators with Respect to European Standard on Human Rights” (CRIMHUM) as a partner, which intends to modernize and internationalize universities in Belarus and Ukraine.