Irish higher education institutions feature among the applicants for support under three separate actions of the Erasmus+ Programme. The Irish National Agency at the HEA has been active in promoting these initiatives within the higher education sector.
Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation has launched the third edition of the European Capital of Innovation prize. This contest will reward the European city that is building the best 'innovation ecosystem', connecting citizens, public organisations, academia, and business.
Companies in Limerick, Cork, Clare, Dublin and Galway are among 71 small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) from 22 countries that have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2.
The European Masters in Dependable Software Systems at Maynooth University offers students the chance to study at MU in Ireland, University of St. Andrews in Scotland or University of Lorraine in France on a double Master’s programme, obtaining a double MSc at the end of two years. Tuition is through the English language.
Call to participate in a study on the impact of the Erasmus Programme on the countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE 2018) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Institutions will be able to find all relevant information on the call on the website of EACEA via the following link.
Three months after the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) was launched and interested young Europeans could start to sign up, accredited organisations that will provide solidarity placements can now use the database to find potential employees, trainees or volunteers for their activities.
The Commission has launched the public consultation in the context of the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+ including the long-term impact of the predecessor programmes.
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Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: "On the eve of International Women's Day, I am especially proud that the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions pay particular attention to gender balance, with more than 40% of fellowships awarded to female scientists.”
The Korean Government Scholarship Programme invites applications from candidates in Ireland. This is a three year scholarship programme for outstanding international candidates.
Professior Patrick O'Shea new President of University College Cork told the Evening Echo "you should never disparage an arts degree."
The European Commission has promised to further simplify participation in Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme and in addition to introducing improved conditions for researchers.
According to a UK Universities report, Ireland is the 10th most popular destination for Erasmus+ students albeit the absolute number is modest. The report entitled "Gone International: Mobility works" identifies France as the top destination on 36% (4805 students) with Ireland accounting for 1.1% (140).
The Erasmus programme was built on a pilot scheme from 1981-1986 and was adopted on 17 June 1987. Ireland was among the 11 countries that launched the programme 30 years ago.