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Networking Forum „EU-Higher Education Cooperation between Germany and Eastern Africa”

Expand your cooperation with Eastern Africa and join NA DAAD´s upcoming Erasmus+ Networking Forum in Nairobi!
The Erasmus+ National Agency for Higher Education at DAAD and the DAAD Regional Office in Nairobi invite higher education representatives from Germany, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan to take part in this event.

The aim of the event is to strengthen higher education cooperation between Germany and Eastern Africa in Erasmus+. Selected higher education representatives from Germany will have the possibility to network with their colleagues from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

The Erasmus+ Networking Forum consists of two components:  

11 September 2024: Site visit to higher education institutions in Nairobi (for German participants only)
12 and 13 September 2024: Networking seminar (for German and African participants)

The EU programme Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension in the field of higher education and supports several actions targeting cooperation between Europe and other regions in the world. Especially Erasmus+ Key Action 2 “Capacity Building in Higher Education” supports the modernisation of higher education in EU’s partner countries in the world.

During the networking seminar participants will be informed about funding opportunities in Erasmus+ with a focus on Key Action 2 "Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education" (CBHE). The conference will also inform on Erasmus+ mobility opportunities, Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes, Jean Monnet Actions. In addition, participants will learn about DAAD´s bilateral cooperation possibilities between Germany and East African countries.

The Forum will support future Erasmus+ applicants by delivering information on application and by facilitating networking between German higher education representatives and their existing and future partners in East Africa.

The language of the event is English.

German and African higher education representatives from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan can apply to participate in the Erasmus+ Networking Forum.

Due to the limited number of places available, a selection of participants will be made aiming at best matching the needs and expectations of both German and African institutions, thus enabling the further development of the cooperation in the framework of Erasmus+ projects in the field of higher education.

DAAD will pay selected participants a travel allowance and cover the cost of  hotel accommodation. Please refer to the application form for more details.

Deadline for application for German higher education representatives: 25 May 2024
The application for African higher education representatives will open in a later stage via the DAAD app.

Date 11.09. - 13.09.2024
Place Nairobi, Kenya
Target groups Higher education representatives, especially interested in Erasmus+ projects from Germany, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan 
Objective The main goal of the Erasmus+ Networking Forum is to intensify and improve higher education cooperation between East Africa and Germany in the framework of Erasmus+, the current programme of the European Union (EU) for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
Programme Draft programme
Programme site visits
Expression of interest The registration deadline for German participants has expired.
The registration link for participants from Africa will be published here shortly.

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