Erasmus Plus is an EU program in education, training, youth and sports for the period 2014-2020. The Erasmus Plus program is based on support for cooperation in higher education. Within this program, two main areas have been developed:
1. Key Action 1 (KA 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals) - Mobility for students and teachers;
2. Key Action 2 (KA 2: Capacity building in the fields of Higher.
Education) - The development of higher education potential. The Erasmus Plus program is funded by the European Commission. These funds are distributed among universities, research centers, teachers and students. The program is primarily aimed at creating partnership agreements between universities in Europe and other regions, so the bulk of funding is directed specifically at universities. Erasmus Plus scholarship programs are strictly defined under direct contracts between 2-3 educational institutions.
The implementation of the Erasmus Plus program is managed by the Executive Agency for Education, Culture and Audiovisual (EACEA - Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) in Brussels.
In partner countries, including Tajikistan, the program is coordinated by the Erasmus Plus National Office.
Key Action 1 (KA 1):
Mobility for students for the purpose of training with the subsequent full recognition of credits (Credit Mobility) is designed for students, interns, residents, undergraduates and PhD doctoral students. Duration-from 3 to 12 months. For medical fields, the exception may be extended to 24 months;
Mobility for the purpose of internships for students from partner countries (Tajikistan) - practice in the workplace in the program countries (EU countries) lasting from 2 to 12 months (when combined with training);
Mobility of teachers from 5 to 60 days.
Obstacles to participating in a student mobility program:
the absence of an agreement with universities of the program countries (it is the universities of the European Union that choose the partner university in Central Asia);
selection of a contingent of students (undergraduates, or students of only 5 courses, or students of only 4 courses, or only teachers, etc.) by the host university of the country of study;
low GPA at home university;
the lack of student research papers may become an obstacle during the competition;
Incorrectly written motivation letter;
lack of knowledge of a foreign language - most often it is necessary to know academic English at B2 level (TOEFL iBT min 72; IELTS min 5.5);
taking into account the fact that in European universities medicine at up to the graduate level is taught according to the system of problem-oriented education, only senior students with intermediary classes can take part in competitions (4-5 course).
Key Action 2 (KA 2):
  • Structural projects (Structural Project) - aimed at systemic impact and promotion of reforms at the national and / or regional level with the support of national authorities in the partner countries:
    • modernization of public policy, management and management of higher education systems;
    • strengthening the relationship between higher education systems and the public and economic environment.
  • Joint projects (Joint Project) - aimed at inter-institutional cooperation at the university level:
    • development of educational programs;
    • management and university management;
    • Strengthen university links with the external economic and social environment.
The duration of the projects is 24-36 months. The size of grants is 500 thousand-1 million Euros.
The consortium of universities takes part in the competition: from the countries of the program min 2 universities plus min from 2 countries-partners on 2 universities. In the structural projects, the founding ministries of the university or the ministry of education also take part.
Projects Avicenna TSMU as part of the Erasmus Plus program
Key Action 1
Year
European partners
Country
ATSMU participants
staff students
2014-2016 Università Degli Studi di Padova
University of Padua
Italy 5
2016-2018 Lietuvos Sveikatos Mokslų Universitetas
Lithuanian University of Health Science
Lithuania 1
2017-2019 Birmingham City University UK 2
2017-2019 Lietuvos Sveikatos Mokslų Universitetas
Lithuanian University of Health Science
Lithuania 2
2017-2019 Università Degli Studi Di Milano
University of Milan
Italy 10
Key Action 2
Years
Title
Reference number
European partners
Country
2012-2015 Central Asian Network for Education,
Research and Innovation in
Environmental Health – CANERIEH
530634-TEMPUS-1-2012-
1-KG-TEMPUS-JPHES
University of Milan
University of Tartu
University of Gothenburg
Italy
Estonia
Sweden
2012-2016 Towards a Central
Asian Higher
Education Area:
Tuning Structures
and Building Quality
Culture – TuCAHEAe
530786-TEMPUS-1-2012-
1-NL-TEMPUS-SMHES
University of Groningen
University of Pisa
Ghent University
University of Deusto
Linköping University
University of Ljubljana
University of Milan
Uppsala University
Netherlands
Italy
Belgium
Spain
Sweden
Slovenia
Italy
Sweden
2013-2016 Foreign Languages
Education for Professional
Purposes – FLEPP
544293-TEMPUS-1-2013-
1-AZ-TEMPUS-JPCR
Tallinn University
“Gabriele d’Annunzio” University
Freiburg University of Education
University of Glasgow
University of Essex
Estonia
Italy
Germany
UK
UK
2013-2016 Modernization of
Higher Education
in the Area of Food
Quality and Safety
in Tajikistan – MFQSE
544529-TEMPUS-1-2013-
1-LV-TEMPUS-JPCR
Latvia University of Life
Sciences and Technologies
Slovak University
of Agriculture in Nitra
Lithuanian University
of Health Science<
Latvia
Slovakia
Lithuania
2016-2019 Cooperation for Innovation
and the Exchange of
Good Practices – TUTORIAL
573640-EPP-1-2016-
1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
University of Milan
Stichting Learning and
Development of Occupational Health
Technical University of Berlin
ECM space technologies GMBH
Italy
Netherlands
Germany
Germany
2019-2021 Improvement of Children
Care Teaching as
a Template for Modernizing
Postgraduate Medical
Education in Central
Asia – CHILDCA
598399-EPP-1-2018-
1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
University of Pavia
University of Ulm
Jagiellonian University
Italy
Germany
Poland