The new document of European Commission explores synergies between Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe, including practical examples.
The European Commission has released a new note on possible synergies and complementarities between actions targeting the higher education sector under Horizon Europe – in particular the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) – and Erasmus+, including the European Universities Initiative which draws funds from both programmes. Both Erasmus+ and the MSCA offer opportunities for the mobility, training and career development of individuals, including researchers.
Even though on the policy level, there is a strong push on enhancing the synergies between education, research and innovation, university staff and faculties often work in silos, and those dealing with the MSCA might not be aware of the opportunities available under Erasmus+, and vice versa. In fact, around 70 percent of beneficiaries under the MSCA are higher education institutions and therefore have access to other EU funding sources targeting the higher education sector, such as Erasmus+.
In order to bridge this gap, the newly released document offers a comprehensive overview of examples of possible synergies and complementarities between these two programmes.