News updated on 4 May: The first calls under the new Erasmus+ programme period have been opened

The European Commission opened the first calls for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme period 2021–2027 on 25 March 2021. The deadlines for learning mobility and Partnership for cooperation applications are in May. In addition to familiar actions, funding is also available for new actions that enhance European cooperation.

Deadline extensions for certain Erasmus+ actions applied for from the EACEA

Due to technical issues, the European Commission has extended the application deadlines of the following Erasmus+ actions for which the funding is applied for from the EACEA.

Visitors from companies open an international perspective to business studies education

Ten years ago, the UEF Business School started to invite visitors from companies to diversify the education. It soon became established activity and offers an interesting addition to the studies every year.

“The project involved more work than expected, but was genuinely effective”

An international study module lasting one term and an international intensive study module were developed for Karelia University of Applied Sciences in Erasmus+ projects. “The projects were genuinely effective and meaningful,” says Liisa Timonen, Head of International Affairs.

“Finland has a lot of things money cannot buy” – a year as an exchange student made Finland a second home country for Lejla Cardzic

Metal music fan Lejla Cardzic came to Finland as an exchange student and fell in love with the country. Lejla currently works as a mechanical engineer in Jyväskylä and her relationship with her new home country has become true love.

International cooperation provides new ideas for the teaching and learning of nursing

Although the clients of health care today know more about their health than they used to, healthcare professionals are needed to guide them in finding the right information, using the equipment and applying the information in practice. Thanks to the DigiNurse model and the DigiNurse community, future healthcare professionals gain new capabilities for the digital guidance of patients.

Student exchange led to long-term cooperation

After a successful Erasmus+ student exchange in Finland, Irène Charbonneau stayed on as an Erasmus+ trainee planning, collecting and analysing students’ feedback on the university’s online course. The teacher responsible for the course was Professor Elina Lehtomäki. Although the course has ended, the successful cooperation between Charbonneau and Lehtomäki still continues.

Student mobility also opens Europe for students with families

During their Erasmus+ exchanges, Miikka Kurunlahti and Vappu Väisänen learned that family life is possible for students abroad as well as at home.

International projects provide new tools to geography teaching

The cooperation carried out by the University of Eastern Finland in the development of teaching has produced international pilot courses and new teaching content. It has also opened wider European prospects to teachers and students alike.

Finnish HEIs involved in 24 Erasmus+ capacity building projects developing higher education

Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education projects are multilateral higher education development projects supporting the capacity development of higher education in Partner Countries. Finnish...
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