The seminar is jointly organised by Nordic and Baltic Erasmus+ National Agencies as well as Serbian and Kosovan National Erasmus+ Offices.


Photographer: Boris Sukhodolskiy

Nordic-Baltic contact seminar in Western Balkans 2015

Looking for partners and new openings in Western Balkans? Come and discover your opportunities and network with higher education institutions from the area.

Erasmus+ has introduced new funding opportunities for the higher education cooperation with the Western Balkans partner countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia. Funding is available especially for student and staff mobility (International Credit Mobility) and higher education cooperation in capacity building projects.

In order to facilitate contacts and cooperation between Baltic, Nordic and Western Balkans higher education institutions, a joint Nordic-Baltic contact seminar will be organized in Belgrade, Serbia and Pristina, Kosovo* 3-6 November 2015.

Participation to the contact seminar is free of charge. However, participants should cover their travel and accommodation costs.
Programme and practical information (pdf)

Practical information Belgrade

Practical information Pristina


List of participants (xls)

Compendium of participants (pdf)

Country presentations

The Albanian higher education system (pdf.)

Higher Education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Suad Muhibic, NEO Bosnia and Herzegovina (pdf.)
Summary of Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina (pdf.)

Danish Education System in graph (pdf.)
Description of the Danish Education System (pdf.)

Estonian Higher Education System, Helve Rammul, Archimedes Foundation (pdf.)
Estonian Higher Education overview (pdf.)

Higher Education in Finland, Sini Piippo, CIMO (pdf.)
Education system in Finland (pdf.)

Icelandic Higher Education System, Sigríður Vala Vignisdóttir, Research Centre Iceland -RANNIS

Higher education in Kosovo (pdf)

Higher education system in Latvia, Antra Meņģele, State Education Development Agency Republic of Latvia (pdf.)
The higher education system in Latvia (pdf.)

Higher education in Lithuania (pdf.)

Montenegro - Information will be added shortly

Higher Education system in Norway, Sidsel Holmberg, SIU (pdf.)
The educational system in Norway (pdf.)

Serbia - Information will be added shortly


Erasmus+ International Cooperation (pdf.)

WB Strategies, Priorities & Support of Erasmus+ Kosovo*, Helene Skikos, DG Education & Culture (pdf.)

WB Strategies, Priorities & Support of Erasmus+ Serbia, Helene Skikos, DG Education & Culture (pdf.)

Contact persons

Contact persons at Nordic and Baltic National Agencies (pdf)

Erasmus+ providing support for higher education cooperation

Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility action provides support for student, teacher and staff mobility with higher education institutions in various partner countries around the world.

Erasmus+ Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education provide support for the development of higher education systems in partner countries. Projects targeting Western Balkans countries can include also additional support for mobility component.

Information on Higher Education Systems in Western Balkans Countries

National Erasmus+ Office (NEO)

Information on the HE system Country Information (Tempus- programme) Further information
AlbaniaNEO AlbaniaOverview of higher education system in Albania (pdf)Tempus Partner Country: Albania
Bosnia and HerzegovinaNEO Bosnia-Herzegovina

Overview of the higher education system in Bosnia-Herzegovina (pdf)

Agency for Development of higher education and Quality Assurance

Tempus Partner Country: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Kosovo*NEO KosovoOverview of the higher education system in Kosovo (pdf)Tempus Partner Country: Kosovo
MontenegroNEO MontenegroOverview of the higher education system in Montenegro (pdf)Tempus Partner Country: Montenegro
SerbiaNEO SerbiaOverview of the higher education system in SerbiaTempus Partner Country: SerbiaStudy in Serbia

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and
the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.