Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the programme of the European Union for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period from 2014 to 2020. It started in January 2014.

Erasmus+ aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising education, training and youth work. The seven-year programme will have a budget of EUR 14.7 billion. This represents a 40% increase compared to the current spending levels and shows the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. In addition to providing grants for individuals, Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe. It will also support national efforts to modernise EducationTraining and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training and Youth sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

More about the Erasmus+ programme can be found here

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide can be found here

 

Erasmus MobilityShow

International cooperation in the field of education is one of the main goals of EMUNI University. The University was awarded with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020. With the aim to enhance the collaboration among partner institutions, contribute to the intercultural dialogue and stimulate mobility in a multicultural learning environment, EMUNI University signs bilateral agreements, which are the basis for the student, teacher and staff exchange as well as for the internship programme. Higher Education Institutions interested to cooperate in the frame of Erasmus+ programme are invited to send the bilateral agreement to Mr. Dejan Hribar (dejan@emuni.si).

Useful Information for StudentsShow

Visa

Slovenia may issue three types of visa, dependig on the needs of every individual. In general, students coming from the EU countries to Slovenia do not require a visa for stay up to 90 days (so called short-stay visa). Students coming from non-EU countries, shouldl consult with their authorities if a visa is required for them to be able to enter Slovenia.

All information about the visa (visa requirements, conditions, validity, fees...) can be found here and here.

Accommodation

Piran is an old seaside town and is well known as a summer holiday destination. It offers many possibilities of accommodation throughout the whole year. The neighbouring town of Portorož is nearby and thus also a suitable location to stay. There are several possibilities for students to find their accommodation, among them apartments, hostels and hotels. Some of the options are listed below:

Insurance

Every student coming to Slovenia should have health insurance in case of illness, injuries or other emergencies. Foreigners who are not subscribed to the health insurance system of the Republic of Slovenia have the right to urgent or necessary health care services, the payment for which is provided in accordance with the European legal order, international agreements or from the state budget. Every student should have his/her insurance card where all data about his/her health conditions are stored.

More information can be found here.

Other useful information

All other useful information concerning foreigners in Slovenia (residence permit, language courses, public transport, rights and obligations...) can be found here.

Erasmus Policy StatementShow

Please describe your institution's international (EU and non-EU) strategy. In your description please explain a) how you choose your partners, b) in which geographical area(s) and c) the most important objectives and target groups of your mobility activities (with regard to staff and students in first, second and third cycles, including study and training, and short cycles). If applicable, also explain how your institution participates in the development of double/multiple/joint degrees.

EMUNI was established with a mission of advancing the exchange of students, research and academic staff, the development of joint study programmes and projects in the Euro-Mediterranean region. EMUNI is organized as an international institution with a seat in Portorož, Slovenia. Since February 2014, 206 higher education and research institutions from 42 countries are members of EMUNI. EMUNI University's work focuses on the Education and Research Activities. The main goals of its operation are promoting the priorities of the Union for the Mediterranean and fostering cooperation and mobility among higher education and research institutions throughout the Euro-Mediterranean region with a special focus on co-operation with the countries of North Africa and Middle East.

Members of EMUNI are Higher Education Institutions, Research Institutions, Higher Education and Research Networks. EMUNI has also signed some agreements and memorandums with other international institutions, which are active in the Euro-Mediterranean Region. With the institutions, which are interested in joining EMUNI, EMUNI is signing the Letter of intent for cooperation. This is the first step toward the full membership in EMUNI and it represents the basis for collaboration on common project. Every institution, which expresses its intention to join EMUNI (i.e. sign the Letter of intent for cooperation) will receive the invitation to present its institution, the reasons for joining EMUNI and its possible contribution to the EMUNI University at the next General Assembly (in November). The General Assembly in its session will decide on admission of new members. Double/multiple/joint degrees are being prepared at EMUNI for the academic year 2013/2014.

If applicable, please describe your institution's strategy for the organization and implementation of international (EU and non-EU) cooperation projects in teaching and training in relation to projects implemented under the Programme.

EMUNI's mission of bringing together universities and research institutions in the development of new projects gives it a distinctive and unique character, contributing to the values on intercultural dialogue and encouraging cooperation and exchange in the Mediterranean basin. Participating in international projects should lead to sustainable benefits for each party of the agreement and should also increase involvement in this type of activity for every member of EMUNI. Project participants clearly define the aims and roles of each project and expected results and achievements.

International relations office and academic units shall make big efforts to involve in projects as many students and teachers as possible. EMUNI's administrative units shall ensure all organizational and legal solutions necessary for the successful execution of multilateral agreements that will be in place. The principles regarding participation, financing and project aims are and will be fully transparent and available to all interested parties. Progress in a given undertaking shall be monitored, reported and published. Information on a given project will be public on the EMUNI's website in order to disseminate the idea of international cooperation and project promotion. The end results of the project will be presented by appropriate publishing channels.

Students' participation in an educational programme shall be recorded in the Diploma Supplement and confirmed by a relevant certificate. Employees' commitment to international initiatives shall be noted during their periodical performance assessment.

Please explain the expected impact of your participation in the Programme on the modernization of your institution (for each of the 5 priorities of the Modernization Agenda) in terms of the policy objectives you intend to achieve.

Erasmus for All Programme consist of an excellent range of activities for learning mobility of individuals, which provides Euro Mediterranean University an ample opportunities to internationalize its students and staff towards common objectives. The chance of taking part in the Erasmus Programme and other multilateral project will be a further incentive to change and modernization in accordance with European Commission directives relating to Higher Education in Europe. Participating in international Programmes enhances the EMUNI's prestige, attracts good students and active academic staff. The main interest of the EMUNI is to launch the new university study programs, concerning Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in different fields. Big efforts for organizing courses, academic programs, improve teaching quality have been done. Once they have been launched, second priority is to increase the number of students and academic staff, internationalize studies and strengthens cooperation with other Institutions and Universities, for create a real Euro-Mediterranean Network. The Erasmus Programme, both for student and both for academic staff, would be one of the most relevant activities, since is exceptionally attractive for young people, researchers and so on. The offer of studies or internships abroad is one of the weighty arguments in the process of seeking new candidates. The learning mobility helps individuals increase their professional, social and intercultural skills and employability. EMUNI University is always trying to improve quality and suitability of its educational offer and mobility is the best way to raising the overall quality of education. Thanks to taking part in international programs, EMUNI will focus its attention to improve linking between higher education, research and business for excellence and regional development. Finally EMUNI's goal is to diversify funding sources and establish more flexible governance, for a more stable and safe management.

Erasmus Charter [PDF]

 

ERASMUS CHARTER: 255839-EPP-1-2014-1-SI-EPPKA3-ECHE
ERASMUS CODE: SI PORTORO03