Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education
The European Union's Erasmus+ programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
The Erasmus+ Programme is made up of three so-called "Key Actions" and two additional actions. They are managed partly at the national level by National Agencies and partly at the European level by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The European Commission is responsible for Erasmus+ policies and oversees the overall programme implementation.
The actions under Key Action 2 make it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth.
The APFAA project (Educational support to agrarian and agri-food university programmes in Mongolia) as a Key Action 2 project, develops activities of Capacity Building in the field of higher education supporting cooperation with Partner Countries.
This kind of project supports the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries. The aim is to encourage cooperation between the EU and Partner Countries and to support eligible Partner Countries in addressing challenges in the management and governance of their higher education institutions.
APFAA is a structural project, aiming at promoting reforms in higher education systems, modernising policies, governance and strengthening relations between higher education systems and the wider economic and social environment. It is a national project, involving institutions from Mongolia, the only partner country.