November 17, 2022

Kosova marks the largest increase in project benefits from the Erasmus+ program, since for the 2022 call for funding from the European Commission, Kosova benefits from a total of 21 projects. Of them, 11 are for raising the capacities of higher education, 1 Jean Monnet project and 9 projects in the field of vocational education.

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Arbërie Nagavci, the EU ambassador in Kosova, Tomáš Szunyog, as well as Mimika Dobroshi from the Office of Erasmus+ in Kosova, in a joint press conference, where the results of projects for capacity building in higher education and vocational education have been published for this year.

On this occasion, Minister Nagavci mentioned the fact that since 2015, that is, since the beginning of the Erasmus+ Program in Kosova, Kosova has had a continuous increase in the benefits of mobilities and projects, which in percentage shows an increase of 20-30 percent from year to year year. Meanwhile, she emphasized that for the year 2022, with 21 projects won, Kosova marks the greatest increase in benefit from this program.

Speaking about the policies for development and quality in education, the minister emphasized that the European Commission has been and remains our most important partner in all these areas, while she said that such projects financed by the European Commission help us to achieve our objectives according to Strategic Plan and more.

The EU Ambassador in Kosova, Tomáš Szunyog, invited everyone to take advantage of these opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ program, to ensure that we reach all layers of Kosova’s society. Ambassador Szunyog, among other things, emphasized that Erasmus+ is not just another program, but is a window to the world and a valuable investment in increasing capacities in Kosova.

Meanwhile, Mimika Dobroshi from the Erasmus+ Office in Kosova, said that in the period 2021-2027, which is the duration of the new Erasmus+ Program, new opportunities have been opened for Kosovo in the field of youth and sports.

From 2015-2020, 3880 students and academic and administrative staff have moved to Europe and 2074 have moved to Kosova through the loan exchange action of the Erasmus+ program.

Until 2020, higher education institutions in Kosovo have won 38 projects for Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education, 508 projects for short-term loan exchanges and 2 projects for joint Master (Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters).

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