The European commission launched a pilot project for a potential future Joint European degree label within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. Yann-Maël Bideau, Policy Officer at the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG-EAC) described the pilot, and the call for proposals open for institutions interested in it in detail, at the “Link EDU-RES 2nd Multiplier Event” organised by Young European Research Universities (Yerun) in Brussels.
The project, in its early stages, is looking for proposals from institutions willing to test deeper instruments of transnational cooperation in higher education, and thus, explore the policy and educational landscape, and determine the future of a joint European degree label. Such a label would recognise the experiences students could gather from international education, and provide a way to institutionalise the values inherent to this.
Institutions can apply to be part of this pilot until 6 October 2022. Erasmus+ allocated a total budget of 2.000.000 Euros for this “policy experimentation”, divided into two halves: 1.000.000 EUR for the Joint European Degree label pilot and 1.000.000 to explore institutionalised instruments and the feasibility for legal frameworks of cooperation.