Capacity Building in Higher Education, in the Field of Erasmus+

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Besides the Erasmus+ programme for Higher Education students, there are plenty of mobility opportunities in Europe and beyond.  For example, there are volunteering, jobs, studies, traineeships, or just travelling for fun, whether a short stay or for a life-changing year.

What is Capacity Building in Higher Education?  

The Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) action supports international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of higher education.  

What Does CBHE Support? 

It especially supports the relevance, quality, modernisation and responsiveness of higher education in third countries not associated to the Programme.  It does this for socio-economic recovery, growth and prosperity and reacting to current trends, in particular economic globalisation.  Furthermore, it also supports the recent decline in human development, fragility and rising social, economic and environmental inequalities. 

The European Commission Priorities 

The action is expected to contribute to the overarching priorities of the European Commission, as follows: 

  • Green Deal Higher Education systems are crucial for supporting the Green Deal, potentially enabling a profound change in peoples’ behaviour and skills.  
  • Digital Transformation Projects should support the development and uptake of digital skills to make digital transformation as comprehensive and inclusive as possible.  
  • Integration of Migrants Projects should promote mobility and in particular support the recognition of degrees and credentials in the different regions, also to support intra-regional connectivity.  
  • Governance, Peace, Security and Human Development CBHE projects can help lay the foundations for strengthening active citizenship and building specific expertise in areas such as democracy, human rights and multilateralism.  
  • Sustainable Growth and Jobs Education is needed to build skills for life and work, such as foundational skills, ‘soft’ skills (e.g. problem solving, communication), and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). Education also supports employability and is a precondition for sustainable growth. 

The action will also contribute to the external dimension of EU internal policies in the field of education. It will support a successful Green and sustainable global economic recovery in third countries not associated to the Programme, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. Activities and outcomes of CBHE projects must be geared to benefit eligible third countries not associated to the programme, their higher education institutions and systems. 

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