West Africa to be separate region under International Credit Mobility in 2018

By Aoileann Ní Bhroin

Posted: 1 November, 2017

The European Commission is in the process of finalising the final calculations for the various regions (envelopes) under KA107 – International Credit Mobility action of Erasmus+.

In the meantime, the NA wishes to point out that there will be a new window financed by the EU Emergency Trust Fund that covers the following 12 countries in West Africa:

  • Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal.

Since this West Africa budget is from a specific Trust Fund set up to address the root causes of migration and to contribute to better migration management (including legal migration and mobility), there are some rules that we have to respect.


Incoming mobility (to Programme Countries) of any kind is eligible including student study or internship mobility, as well as staff teaching or training.  The only outgoing mobility which is eligible is staff mobility for training (which includes 3rd cycle PhD candidates).

This funding is additional to the funding that is already available for Sub-Saharan Africa under the European Development Fund (EDF).   Applicants will have to opt for either EDF or West Africa Trust Fund budget when funding a project with Nigeria for instance.

This year a total of €4 million is available for West Africa.

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