Expertise and support

Expertise and support

The EUF supports staff of member universities in various ways, from nurturing their own project ideas to implementing them in practice and making an impact with Erasmus+ projects. We organise a series of trainings and events that cover the following topics:

Bridging the gap between defining challenges and ideas and identifying funding opportunities

When: summer (annually)

Once a year, since 2015, the EUF organises the Open Space training, a 3-day training where a lively and creative environment offers excellent possibilities for:

  • Learning more about various Erasmus+ calls (Key Action 2, Key Action 3);
  • Shaping your project idea and identifying most relevant funding opportunities;
  • Networking and establishing new partnerships with colleagues from across Europe.

Setting up a strong project consortium

When: autumn (annually)

A strong project team is among the key success factors of any project, therefore building a motivated and balanced project consortium is crucial. Every autumn a number of project concept notes are disseminated internally throughout the whole EUF network to facilitate the setup of like-minded consortia.

Supporting the design of Erasmus+ project proposals

When: winter/early spring (annually)

Once the stage of shaping and elaborating project activities and designing the structure of the proposals is reached, the following resources and training opportunities are available:

  • Workshop on Erasmus+ projects preparation
  • Erasmus+ project application toolkit

Building an environment for effective Erasmus+ Project Management 

When: on an ongoing basis

If you are currently coordinating, or if you are about to start managing your first Erasmus+ project, you are welcome to join the community of Erasmus+ project coordinators from across the EUF network.

Additionally, a workshop for HE staff members is organised once a year — Effective Management of Erasmus+ projects — allowing you to dive deeper into the techniques and effective methods for successful management of Erasmus+ funded projects.

Supporting the dissemination of project results

When: on an ongoing basis

One of the main challenges is for project results and outcomes to actually reach their target audience. The EUF supports member universities by releasing news via the website (events, news), newsletter, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). You may approach us and share information about your project results and/or upcoming events.