A seminar “EU Erasmus+ Programme Projects: New Opportunities for the University” was held at KNU

On December 22, 2023, a seminar for the University staff “Erasmus+ Projects: Opportunities for the University” was held at the Main Building of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The event was organised by KNU International Relations Office in cooperation with the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine.

Kseniia Smyrnova, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, welcomed the participants of the seminar and emphasized the importance of participating in Erasmus+ projects and the support provided by the International Relations Office in the preparation of international educational projects.

Svitlana Shytikova, Coordinator of the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine, presented the opportunities of the Erasmus+ programme for Ukraine. Ms. Shytykova focused on the key activities of the Erasmus+ programme, the nuances of the 2024 calls, the peculiarities of preparing applications, as well as the complementarity of competitions and synergies between projects and programmes.

Serhii Bronin, Associate Professor of the Department of Information Systems and Technologies at the Faculty of Information Technology, familiarized the audience with the peculiarities of preparing an application and drafting budgets for projects in the field of capacity building in higher education (CBHE). The presentation also emphasised the peculiarities of interaction between project consortia members.

Tetyana Palamarchuk, Deputy Director of the Educational and Research Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, Associate Professor of the Department of European Integration Policy, presented the stages of preparing an application for the Jean Monnet: Module calls, the composition of the project team, and the application process. Ms. Palamarchuk drew on her own experience of applying with the project “Mainstreaming Threats to European Security: The Impact of the Russian-Ukrainian War”, which was supported by the European Commission in 2023.

Konstantin Mezentsev, Professor, Head of the Department of Economic and Social Geography of the Faculty of Geography, and Halyna Hrabchuk, Deputy Director of the Educational and Research Institute of High Technologies, Associate Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry, shared practical advice for Erasmus Mundus project teams. Mr. Kostiantyn spoke about the first steps in preparing applications for Erasmus Mundus Design Measures projects, and Ms. Halyna shared the features and her own experience of implementing the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters project for students at the Institute of High Technologies.

The event was held in a hybrid format, which allowed more than 50 participants to join the seminar online.

We would like to express our gratitude to the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine for their consistent and comprehensive support to the University and project teams in the preparation and implementation of Erasmus+ projects.