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Nearly two-thirds of Erasmus Mundus students will start their programmes in Autumn 2020 – EU Report

Gerry O'Sullivan

Posted: 23 July, 2020

A report prepared by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission has found that despite the current uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, 64% of survey respondents intend to start the academic year 2020/2021 in the autumn.


The findings are contained in “Survey Report: Erasmus Mundus Programme Implementation in the Context of COVID-19 (June 2020)” which has concluded “that the COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly has temporary consequences on the Erasmus Mundus projects.  However, it is reassuring to see that the consortium partners jointly put in place mitigating measures and that they do not anticipate a major negative impact on the implementation of their projects and the achievements of their objectives. Without denying the difficulties, they are confident about their capacity to reach their quantitative objectives by the end of their projects.”

“Erasmus Mundus Programme Implementation in the Context of COVID-19” Survey Report

The survey was carried out with the aim to support Erasmus Mundus consortia, analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the study programmes (experiences, problems encountered, solutions and good practices implemented) and to obtain information on the scenarios envisaged by consortia for the academic year 2020/2021. The results provide useful feedback and insights from the programme implementation level to Higher Education Institutions, the European Commission and EACEA, decision-makers of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and other Erasmus+ stakeholders.

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