EU Funded Programs
The Erasmus+ program budget for 2021-2027 is €26.2 billion, compared with €14.7 billion for 2014-2020. This will be complemented by about €2.2 billion from the EU’s external instruments. With this increased budget, Erasmus+ will be more inclusive, more digital, and greener.
- Education: https://ec.europa.eu/info/education_en
- Sport: https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/grants_en
- Training: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/opportunities/opportunities-for-individuals
- Youth: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/opportunities/individuals/youth-exchanges
Information for students
Students can benefit from many different opportunities through Erasmus+ including:
- International Credit Mobility for exchanges with EU partners
- Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees (EMJMD)
- Other opportunities for youth:
- European Solidarity Corps for volunteering opportunities in Europe
- Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges
- SALTO providing online tools for training youth
Information for faculty
LAU faculty can benefit from opportunities to network, do research, and apply for mutual funding through Erasmus+ as per the below:
- International Credit Mobility for exchanges with EU partners
- Capacity Building in Higher Education projects
- Jean Monnet
- Erasmus Mundus
Other EU Funded Programs
StEER-Leb Capacity Building Project
StEER-Leb is an acronym for “Student Empowerment, Engagement, and Representation in Lebanese Universities.” This Capacity Building project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The main Lebanese universities participating in this project are USEK (coordinator), LAU (partner), and USJ (partner). The European partner universities consist of the University of Cadiz (Spain), the University of Rouen (France), and the University of Bologna (Italy).
The objective of this project is to empower Lebanese university students, involve them in university decision-making, and grant them an effective voice that allows them to actively be a part of their institution. Students from the partner universities in Lebanon and European programme universities attend shadowing visits and capacity building activities to work on the project and tackle the topic of student engagement in campus life.
The project was officially kicked off on the 22 and 23 of March 2018, on the campus of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK).
To join the Steer-Leb team at LAU, you can apply to become a member as per the below:
- Selection based membership is offered for full-time LAU students who are committed to enhance students’ engagement and representation on LAU campuses.
- Members are free to join one or two sub-committees and must be dedicated to it.
- Students must have a GPA of 2.7 and above
- Students from both campuses and from all different academic disciplines are welcome to apply
- Shortlisted candidates will be called in for an interview for final selection
- Process to be followed for STEER-Leb members recruitment:
- Call of applications will be sent by email to all LAU community including an application link (with a set of questions to be drafted by OIS team)
- Deadline will be specified in the email announcement sent
- A brief of STEER LEB project will be added
- Students will get to select (according to their preference) in the form the team they wish to join
- Logistics and Operations Committee is responsible for all logistical and technical operations for all our events, and projects. It works as a support unit to the program in terms of implementation.
- Outreach and social media Committee is committee works on promoting StEER-Leb and reaching out to potential collaborators. It will be working on all social media platforms and employ various strategies to spread the word about this program.
- Content and Planning Committee focuses on preparing the content of all the events and conducts the planning for each and every event, workshop, or training. It is responsible for the documentation of all ideas, projects, topics and much more.
For more information, visit the StEER-Leb website.
The LEBPASS project aims at developing a Diploma Supplement for Lebanon to help students and graduates make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood both nationally and internationally, thus facilitating the mobility of both learners and workers. The supplement is modeled according to the Diploma Supplement issued in Europe. The objectives of the project is to:
- Provide accurate, fair and up-to-date information on an individual’s qualifications
- Aid mobility and access to further study and employment abroad
- Provide fair and informed information relating to the Lebanese higher education system
- Facilitate academic and professional recognition thus increasing the transparency of qualifications
The specific outcomes of the LEBPASS project is to:
- Ensure sustainable academic programs with clear educational objectives and student outcomes, which adhere with Diploma Supplement requirements
- Develop principles for generating a Diploma Supplement
- Create a rational platform through which the Diploma Supplement module is integrated
- Adopt the Diploma Supplement module by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE), university partners and progressively other universities in Lebanon
- Establish a national center that shall oversee the Diploma Supplement procedures, implementation and sustainability
- Promote awareness of the significance and benefits of the Diploma Supplement among students, refugees, employers and education providers
- Co-coordinator institution: Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK)
- National Authority: Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE)
- Partner institutions in Lebanon:
- Lebanese American University (LAU)
- Beirut Arab University (BAU)
- Lebanese Canadian University (LCU)
- Lebanese University (LU)
- European Partner Institutions:
- Agence universiatire de la Francophonie, Délégation chargée des relations avec l’Union européenne (AUF)
- Evaluationsagentur Baden-Württemberg (EVALAG), Germany
- Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany
- University of Cyprus (UCY), Cyprus
- Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS), France
- Espace Mendès France (EMF), France
Project start date: January 15, 2019
Contact person details at LAU:
Dr. Diane Nauffal (ext. 1232)
Assistant Professor of Education, Department of Social and Education Sciences
Assistant to the President for Institutional Research and Assessment
For more info, please visit: https://www.lebpass.org
Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals (SWaTH)
Sustainable Wastewater Treatment for Hospitals (SWaTH) is a 3-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. SWaTH is a capacity-building project in the field of Higher Education that includes in its partnership five higher education institutions from Lebanon namely the University of Balamand (leading institution), the Lebanese University, the Lebanese American University, the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, and the Notre Dame University - Louaize in addition to the University of La Rochelle from France, the University of Granada from Spain, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology from Sweden, the University of Lleida from Spain, the University of Oulu from Finland, and Plasmatrix Materials AB from Sweden.
The motive of the Project is to bring together European Higher Education Institutions and European factories that own and supply cutting-edge developments, extensive international experience, and innovative learning practices with Higher Education Institutions from partner countries in the Southern Mediterranean – Region 3 (particularly Lebanon) that need and demand the same practices, expertise, and developments.
Project start date: 15 January 2021
Project end date: 14 January 2024
For more info visit: https://swath.eu/
LAU ICM Erasmus Partners
International Credit Mobility (ICM) supports the mobility of students, staff and faculty members enrolled or employed at a higher education institution (HEI), from a Programme Country to a Partner Country or vice versa.
|Cracow University of Economics||Poland|
|Danish School of Media and Journalism||Denmark|
|Lithuanian University of Health Sciences||Lithuania|
|Masaryk University||Czech Republic|
|Politecnico di Torino||Italy|
|United Nations University (UNU-GEST)||Iceland|
|Universidad Pontificia Comillas||Spain|
|University of Porto||Portugal|
|Vilnius College of Design||Lithuania|
|Warsaw School of Economics||Poland|
|University of Nicosia||Cyprus|
|University of Tartu||Estonia|
|University of Helsinki||Finland|
|Euro-Mediterranean University -EMUNI||Slovenia|
|School of Advanced Social Studies||Slovenia|
LAU Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Program
The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a flagship project launched in 2018 by the European Commission. The project enables university students from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in intercultural learning through meaningful online, people-to-people, facilitated, and sustained Virtual Exchange activities. Thus, it gives students a chance to expand their worldview and build critical 21st century skills and attitudes, such as self- and global-awareness, empathetic listening, critical thinking, curiosity, and digital literacy.
All courses are non-credit based and free of cost. Participating in this fresh initiative will be an asset to your CV, professional life, and student life as it is guaranteed to enhance your skills.
For more information, please visit this page.