ArmInfo. The annual Erasmus + Information Days launched in Armenia.
As RA Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Arayik Harutyunyan noted during a formal event on November 7, the program has been implemented in Armenia for 24 years. Speaking about the importance of Erasmus +, he emphasized that it was aimed, among other things, at strengthening the capacities of universities, which is especially important given the upcoming reforms in the higher education system.
Harutyunyan informed about the creation of wide opportunities for the implementation of joint educational programs, pointing out the planned changes, including the issue of financing universities. According to him, the Erasmus + program can significantly contribute to the implementation of these reforms.
For her part, EU Ambassador to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin noted the importance of supporting youth, since it is they who are responsible for the future of the country. Thus, the creation of appropriate conditions for the further continuation of the study of young people abroad is directly related to their work for the benefit of the development of their native country. "We are pursuing a policy of dialogue, giving Armenia the opportunity to participate in various programs, and the Government of the country is actively involved in this process," she noted.
The Erasmus + program of the European Union aims to support cooperation in education, vocational training and sports. Every year, the European Commission announces a competition for universities and organizations in 184 countries that can submit their applications and programs. This year, Erasmus + will also provide financial resources, including to the partner countries of the program, one of which is Armenia.
As part of the Erasmus + Information Days, a series of events are held to alert about available grants and opportunities for collaboration