Welcome to the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 – Strand 1 LOT 7 with Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine - BMU. This programme foresees mobility for undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral students and academic staff, between Belarusian, Moldovan, Ukrainian universities and European institutions.

What is EM Action 2 – Strand 1?

The Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) is a co-operation and mobility scheme in the area of higher education co-operation launched by Europe Aid cooperation Office and implemented by the Executive Agency Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA).

The EMA2 objective is to achieve better understanding and mutual enrichment between the European Union and third countries co-operation in the field of higher education through promoting the exchange of persons, knowledge and skills at higher education level. This will be achieved through the promotion of partnerships and institutional co-operation exchanges between European Higher Education Institutions and Third Country institutions and a mobility scheme addressing student and academic exchanges.

More specifically, the EMA2 aims:

  • To develop higher education teaching and learning capacities of Third countries and regions in areas of policy and practice closely linked to their development priorities, thus contributing to bridge the gap between developing and developed countries, including poverty reduction aspects;
  • To promote cooperation between sending and hosting institutions, thus mutually enriching the educational environment of both , to share responsibility and accountability for their joint efforts in partnership by facilitating transfer of know-how and good practices;
  • To enable talented students to benefit linguistically, culturally and educationally from the experience of pursuing academic studies in another country. This will contribute to combat poverty investing in people by developing a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young women/men as future professionals and leaders, capable of responding to the challenges of the new Global Knowledge Society of a globalised world and of improving governance;
  • To contribute to provide good students from vulnerable groups (i.e. refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and indigenous populations) with further education and professional development and empowerment for leadership;
  • To enhance the skills and qualifications of foreign higher education staff so that they can contribute actively towards improvement of quality and pertinence, to university research, to changes in system governance and to innovation of higher education through an institution- based visiting teacher exchange system.
  • To build the capacity of the administration and public and private sector by participation of their staff in higher education mobility activities (especially through doctorate and post- doctorate activities);
  • To improve the transparency and recognition of studies and qualifications, in particular by favouring the practical implementation of Common Areas of Higher education triggered by the interest in the "acquis" of the Bologna process.

To enhance in the medium term the political, cultural, educational and economical links between the European Union and Third-countries, promoting common values of respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, peace, democracy, good governance, gender, equality, the rule of law, solidarity and justice. 

EM Action 2 – Strand 1 – Lot 7 - BMU


Lot 7 - BMU is a partnership of  9 European and 10 universities from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus with ample experience in international co-operation and academic exchange. The mobility scheme proposed for the project foresees an exchange of students and academic staff of 283 people within the consortium.


The exchanges will be organised for:


  • Undergraduates
  • Masters
  • Doctorates
  • Post doctorates
  • Academic staff

The partnership will focus on the vulnerable groups, generally with little access to conventional means of calls for mobility, due to their difficult social and economic circumstances, through their partner institutions and the networks to which they belong.