Features

A bridge of knowledge across the Mediterranean

 

It’s a dream for many Syrian students, the dream of studying in Europe. On the other shore of the Mediterranean, there is another dream, that of sharing Europe’s higher education with its neighbours – a dream of intercultural dialogue among students, ultimately leading to a better world.
 
In Syria the Tempus program has financed 35 projects allowing the mobility of 300 Syrian Academics to European Universities. Tempus(Trans-European Mobility Program for the University Studies) is based on the transfer of experiences from European educational institutions to their counterparts in neighbouring countries. Erasmus Mundus was inspired by the highly successful Erasmus programme, an internal EU programme supporting co-operation and mobility between European higher education institutions. It offers a valuable framework for exchange and dialogue between cultures and gives many Syrian students the opportunity to complete their education in European universities.
 
This is part of a series of features on projects funded by the EU’s Regional Programme, prepared by journalists and photographers on the ground or the ENPI Info Centre available in English, French and Arabic. (ENPI Info Centre)

Feature - photo gallery  

NEWS
Lebanon – play and learn: EU contributes to summer activities for children at refugee camps
From 11 to 26 August, the European Union funded the UNRWA "Play and...
EU initiative to launch call for transnational research projects on energy and water
ERANETMED, an EU initiative aiming at co-ordinating research activities, has...
Tunisia: Last EU payment to PEFESE programme to improve youth employability
The EU has made its third and last payment to Tunisia’s Support Programme...
FEATURES
A school for children of war
Syrian children have suffered “the fastest and clearest educational...
Lunch at the training restaurant
Thirty-two years ago, a group of parents of children with Down’s...
Healing war scars at school
Over 165,000 Syrians have crossed into Jordan to escape the conflict since the...
PUBLICATIONS
Making Better Vocational Qualifications in ETF Partner Countries – ETF study
The European Training Foundation has recently published a study on...
Young people not in employment, education or training in the EU Neighbourhood Countries – ETF Report
 A study conducted by the ETF on the situation of young people not in...
LINKS