Opportunities for mobility during the war for teachers and students
30 March 2022 22:16
The EC Erasmus+ programme has provided additional opportunities to support and protect Ukrainian university staff and students during russia’s war against Ukraine.
In particular, our long-time mobility partner the Spanish University of Jaen has provided additional places for students and faculty. Four students have already received invitations to the current semester.
Such redistribution of the places became possible due to the EC decision to transfer to Ukraine the places that were previously designated for RF and RB. Also, some Georgian universities have voluntarily given up their mobility to Ukrainian colleagues.
30.03.2022 NEO in Ukraine held a webinar on new opportunities and features of implementating mobility projects under martial law. In addition to the existing interinstitutional agreements on academic mobility students and teachers can look for studying, teaching and internship opportunities in EU universities through specially created resources:
https://education.ec.europa.eu/study-in-europe/countries (ref. Erasmus+ study opportunities of each country)
All information on EU support for education and youth during martial law can be found on the website of NEO in Ukraine https://erasmusplus.org.ua/novyny/4148-pidtrymka-u-sferi-osvity-ukrainy-yevropeiskym-soiuzom.html
In particular, the rules of departure of students or male employees during martial law is regulated by the relevant Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of 12.03.2022 №264, explanation of the State Border Guard Service.
The main theses on the implementing the projects in these extremely difficult circumstances: reducing bureaucracy in competition and other procedures in Ukrainian universities, comprehensive promotion of mobility and initiative mobility (if students and academicians find opportunities on their own) to create favorable current conditions to facilitate further return to Ukraine, as well ad visa facilitation by EU countries.
Warning for students: Students who have taken advantage of the Erasmus+ Academic Mobility Programme must return to their home university to continue their studies (obtaining a diploma). In case of non-return, students must return the received mobility grant.
Warning for HEI: The university must repay the mobility grant received by the student in case of non-recognition of ECTS credits obtained by student in a result of credit mobility.
Horizon Europe will provide special opportunities for Ukrainian researchers within Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Details of novelties will be published soon on the program’s website https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/news/eu-stands-with-ukrainian-researchers.