Office for International Cooperation
More information about participating in the Erasmus + program
The EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY is an active participant in the Erasmus+ programme with an expanding base of partner institutions. The programme provides financially aided student mobility within and outside of THE European Union.
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY ERASMUS+ POLICY STATEMENT
The European University Skopje has been an active participant in the Erasmus+ programme with
successful projects in several key actions – KA103, KA107 and KA203, that brought many benefits to the
students, staff and overall development and internationalization of our institution.
So far, we have created a network of partner institutions that became our close collaborators which is a
very significant aspect of fulfilling our long-term strategy in improving international presence and
visibility, general competitiveness, educational activities, research work, and thus the innovative
potential of the university. EU Skopje established cooperation with 30+ HEI’s from more than 15 both
programme and partner countries.
Regarding the foregoing, we plan to continue with these activities in the future because international
cooperation and projects are an integral part of a modern university, through which it develops and
strengthens its role in the environment in which it operates. Our participation in the following period is
planned in several areas:
KA1 – Learning through individual mobility, which creates opportunities for individuals to improve their
overall study/working skills and increase general cultural awareness. The mobility provides new
experiences and knowledge acquired in an international environment, and it also serves as a starting
point for prospects and collaboration.
KA 2 – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices
Through the Capacity Building Program in Higher Education, the European University of Skopje will
provide transfer of best practices as well as modernization of higher education with the development of
innovative study programs, management improvement and achieving various types of interaction
between higher education and society in general.
Capacity building in the field of youth, ie creating strategic partnerships with organizations in the field of
education, training and youth, in order to cooperate for modernization of institutions, exchange of
experiences, knowledge and innovative practice.
Development of knowledge alliances through transnational projects and cooperation with organizations
from different sectors in order to develop new approaches in teaching and learning, stimulating
entrepreneurship among students and enabling knowledge transfer through exchange programs.
Jean Monnet activities aimed at promoting the quality of teaching, organizing courses, research,
conferences, as well as publications in the field of EU studies at local, central and international level.
We plan to implement these activities into practice by expanding our partner base of HEI’s and improve
the level of involvement of students and academic staff into the project activities, thus contributing to the
achievement of the key Erasmus + goals and principles.
The international activities of the University for this year were influenced by the outbreak of the Covid-19
pandemic, due to the travel restrictions between countries. We have managed to realize only several
incoming and outgoing mobilities. We hope that everything will get back to normal soon and we can
proceed with providing the needed support for realization of the mobilities of students and staff. Our
main goal is to continue and improve the implementation of the Erasmus + mobilities and other program
activities in the future.
Strategy, objectives and impact
The European University main strategy is to become a modern international university in every aspect of
its operation, and to maintain higher education standards compatible with the reform processes of the
developed countries in the world. We are a private university with 20 years of experience in the higher
educational field, harmonized with the European Education Area and the Bologna Process. The
European University offers a variety of courses in Macedonian/English language – undergraduate
(Bachelor) and postgraduate (Master) studies in several scientific areas ranging from dental medicine,
art & design, criminalistics and security, economics, and software engineering. Our student base
consists both of domestic and international students from every part of the world (Turkey, Jordan, Syria,
Pakistan, Iraq, Bulgaria, Serbia, Canada, G.Britain…). We are in the centre of Skopje, the capital of
N.Macedonia, a landlocked country in south-east Europe, rich with tradition, natural landmarks and
With our participation in the Erasmus+ programme we would like to achieve international connections
that provide positive learning experiences and career perspectives for our students, institutional
development, and excellence. The participation will fit in our overall strategy for internationalisation –
expanding and developing academic, scientific, and cultural relations with universities and other
organisations from abroad. The experiences that we share will improve our management structure and
decision-making processes. Also, the organisational support is of great significance in the process of
modernisation and digitalization of our university.
The impact on our institution will be significant in terms of greater involvement in international academic
activities, collaborations with universities, exchange of staff and experience in organizing educational
and scientific work. Our objective is to become a modern international university and the effect of
participating in the Erasmus+ is invaluable to us in terms of improving and implementing new methods
in scientific, research and practical work through sharing experience, joint work and joint projects.
Also, we are focused on attracting students from every part of the world, and the Erasmus+ programme
gives them the opportunity to be mobile. We want to introduce modern courses that are globally relevant
and will have impact on development of our educational system in our country. We already had a project
with several partners in the Еrasmus+ Programme, KA 203 called CIRCECO – “ONLINE MASTER
PROGRAMME FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY” – first study programme of its kind in our country.
The European University strives to achieve greater involvement in cooperation projects and create a
future global workforce that is adaptable in any environment and setting. The steps for realizing these
goals will be achievable through the means and mechanisms of the Erasmus+ programme in a
timetable that the University will develop in the following period.
Based on the previous experience, in the following ECHE period (2021-2027) we set a target for
approximately outgoing/incoming 30-40 student/staff mobilities per year while maintaining good quality
of project implementation, support mechanisms for the participants and increased involvement in
cooperation projects that are sustainable and have long-term impact.
|EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY Skopje – ERASMUS+ PARTNER INSTITUTIONS|
|University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Social Science, Ljubljana, Slovenija||Ege University, Izmir, Turkey||European University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania|
|Universita di Foggia-Italy||University of Busines and Rural Development, Plovdiv, Bulgaria||Universum College, Pristina, Kosovo|
|Istanbul University – Istanbul, Turkey||Faculty of Commercial and Business Sciences, Celje, Slovenia||Faculty of Economics, University of Nis, Serbia|
|Gazi University – Ankara, Turkey||Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey||Gedik University, Istanbul, Turkey|
|Ticaret University – Istanbul, Turkey||Akademia Sztuki w Szczecine, Poland||Yarmouk University, Jordan|
|Akdeniz University – Antalya, Turkey||Dicle University, Turkey||Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv, Ukraine|
|Biruni University – Istanbul||Ankara Yilderim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey||Academia Higher Education Colleges, Maribor, Slovenia|
|University of Business Studies (UPS), Banja Luka||Biruni University, Istanbul, Turkey||International Business School, Botevgrad, Bulgaria|
|International University Travnik -Bosnia and Herzegovina||Aspira-University College of Management and Design, Split, Croatia||Western New Maxico University, USA|
|University of Donja Gorica, Podgorica, Montenegro||Istinye university, Istanbul, Turkey||University of Split-Split, Croatia|
|The University of Economics and Culture, Riga, Latvia||Burgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgaria||Latvia Culture College at the Latvian Academy of Culture, Riga, Latvia|
|Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria||Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany||Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Alanya, Turkey|