On November 2, 2017 ‘Information Day’ of the Erasmus+ Programme was held in Almaty in the context of the announcement of the Fourth Call for Proposals by the European Commission. The event gathered together representatives of major higher education institutions of Kazakhstan and other parties that are interested in information about the conditions for application within the new Call for Proposals, eligibility criteria, selection procedures, national and regional priorities, and practical recommendations to those wishing to participate in the Erasmus+ activities.

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The event is organized by the National Erasmus+ Office (NEO) in Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the support of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission (EACEA). This year the Programme celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Widely recognised as one of the most successful EU programmes, Erasmus+ is a concrete example of the positive impact of European integration and international outreach, having enriched the lives of more than 9 million direct participants, not to mention the indirect impact it has had on so many others. As one in a series of events held all over the world, the E+ Information Day in Kazakhstan was dedicated to celebration of the Programme achievements.

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The information day was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan, Embassies to the Republic of Kazakhstan and other international organisations. The Head of Cooperation Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan Mr. Johannes Stenbaek Madsen took part in the event.

What is the E+

Erasmus+ is a programme funded by the European Union that supports activities and mobility in the field of education, training, youth and sports. The Programme offers a number of opportunities for students and staff of higher education institutions, and for the institutions themselves all over the world. It implements projects to modernise the education system in the Partner Countries through the development and introduction of new curricula, teaching methods and teaching materials. Erasmus+ provides opportunities for students as well as for professors and administrative staff of education institutions to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country.