Participation of Androulla Vassiliou to the 3rd Informal Eastern Partnership Dialogue Meeting, in Yerevan
Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, participated in the Education Ministers' session of the third informal Eastern Partnership Dialogue meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, on 13 September 2013.
Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, and Armen Ashotyan, Armenian Minister for Education and Science, were also present at the meeting.
In her speech, Androulla Vassiliou highlighted the new opportunities which will be created by Erasmus+, the EU's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, for students from Eastern Partnership countries who aim to spend part of their degree studies at EU universities.
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||Exterior view of a building in Yerevan, Armenia
||Round table of the Education Ministers' session during the 3rd Eastern Partnership Dialogue meeting, with the participation of Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Armen Ashotyan, Armenian Minister for Education and Science, and Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (10 shots)
||Cutaway: brochure about the EU's Tempus programme
||Round table of the Education Ministers' session: Belarusian delegation
||Soundbite by Androulla Vassiliou (in ENGLISH): The EU is determined to do more – and we will. Next year, we launch our new programme for education, training and youth, Erasmus+.Erasmus+ will replace the Tempus and Erasmus Mundus programmes, and deliver something bigger and better. We want to build on the good work so far, increase the mobility of students and staff between our regions, and give greater support to the modernisation of higher education institutions and systems.Erasmus+ will create more opportunities for our institutions to work together and develop closer contacts between people. We will, for example, for the first time open the intra-EU Erasmus programme and offer exactly the same cooperation mechanisms to universities in your region.
||Cutaway: hand writing
||Flags of the participant countries