EM ECW Programme
The European Union recognizes the importance of higher education for economic and social development. Higher education plays a crucial role in producing high quality human resources, who are highly employable and mobile, in disseminating scientific discovery and advanced knowledge through teaching and educating future generations of citizens, high level professionals and political leaders, who in turn can contribute to better governance.
The promotion of international cooperation between the European Union and third-Country higher education institutions and in particular the facilitation of institution-based mobility is a win-win situation for its potential contribution to the mutual enrichment of nations and to a better understanding of peoples.
Within this context the European Commission launched in 2006 the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMECW) which combines the European Union education, cooperation and external policies to further deepen and enhance the higher education cooperation links between the EU and the rest of the world.
The Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMECW) offers a unique higher education institutional cooperation frame and training opportunities relevant to the skilled manpower needs of the targeted regions and the EU. Thus, EMECW students and academic staff benefit from the opportunity to study in Europe and abroad while the participating universities raise their capacities, Guild pole of expertise and gain international visibility.
The Erasmus Mundus External Co-operation Window (EM ECW) objective is to achieve better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and third countries co-operation in the field of higher education. This will be achieve through the promotion of partnerships and institutional co-operation exchanges between European Higher Education Institutions and Third Country institutions with a mobility scheme addressing student and academic exchanges.
This is aiming at mutual enrichment and better understanding between the European Union and Third-Countries, through promoting the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level.