Power of Education: fostering mobility for cooperation of EU and Eastern Europe

The goal of the project is to establish a network of higher educational establishments and other parties involved through collaboration of EU and 6 East-European countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine), ensuring exchange of students and staff, thus improving the students’ experience and cooperation among the higher schools.

Type of project: Erasmus Mundus

Implementation period: 01.09.2013. - 31.08.2017.

Total budget: 3 241 900 EUR

Main activities:

  • Preparation and implementation of mobility for 170 students and 30 staff representatives
  • Networking activities of partnering higher schools
  • Development of long-term studies and research contacts
  • Synergy formation among the higher education establishments, involved representatives of business and society, thus strengthening the suitability of the studies offered by the higher schools to the demands of market and society.

Cooperation partners:

  • Leading partner: Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Armenian National Agrarian University, Armenia
  • Swansea Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Ecole Centrale Marseille, France
  • Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Estonian University of Earth Sciences, Estonia
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic
  • Lodz University, Poland
  • Baku Business University, Azerbaijan
  • West University, Azerbaijan
  • Crimean Humanitarian University, Ukraine
  • Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Ukraine
  • University of Georgia, Georgia
  • Zugdidi University, Georgia
  • Yerevan State Linguistic University, Armenia
  • State Agrarian University, Moldova
  • Alecu Russo Balti State University, Moldova
  • Baranovichi State University
  • Belarusian Trade and Economics University, Belorussia

Study directions: business, information technologies, engineering, communication and journalistics, politology, tourism

More information:


Project manager at ViA: Tatjana Mažāne

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Tel: +371 22042022

ViA staff involved: TBC


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