Results of 2023 Erasmus+ call for the European Universities Initiative: A university from Bosnia and Herzegovina included for the first time!

Today, the European Commission announced the results of the 2023 Erasmus+ call for the European Universities initiative, which provides support to alliances of higher education institutions. With today’s results, adding seven new European Universities alliances, the total of 50 alliances now involve more than 430 higher education institutions in 35 countries. For the first time, the 2023 call opened the possibility to higher education institutions from Western Balkans countries, not associated to the Erasmus+ programme to participate as full partners in the call.

As one of the nine European University for Peace, Justice, and Inclusive Societies (EUPeace) cooperating partners, within the framework of the Erasmus+ initiative “European Universities – Development of new deep institutional transnational cooperation”, the University of Mostar has been among these seven new alliances with a funding amount of almost 14.4M€ for the initial funding period of four years.  The European University for Peace, Justice, and Inclusive Societies” (EUPeace) was initiated under the leadership of the German Philipps-Universität Marburg.

The European University alliances are bringing together a new generation of Europeans who are able to study and work in different European countries, different languages, and across sectors and academic disciplines. Thanks to these alliances, students can obtain a degree by combining studies in several European countries, which contributes to the international competitiveness of higher education institutions in Europe.

In the fall of 2023, the Commission will launch the next Erasmus+ call for proposals, with the aim of reaching the goal of the European strategy for universities to expand to 60 European Universities alliances with more than 500 universities by mid-2024.