School Electrical and Computer Engineering of Applied Studies in Belgrade (VISER) has, for ten years now, taken active part in international projects - first through Tempus programmes and afterwards through Erasmus+ programmes. Owing to its partner institutions in the European Union and their financial aid, VISER has had the opportunity to implement new technologies in education, modernise teaching methods and teaching content, as well as to realise a comprehensive exchange of good practices in project consortiums and individual project goals.
Erasmus+ is an EU programme providing financial support for cooperation projects in education, youth and sport. Programme Erasmus+ in the field of education has the following priorities:
Erasmus+ supports the process of recognising and evaluating the obtained qualifications in education, open access to educational materials, documents and media content created in the financed projects and beyond, as well as the international dimension of engagement, multilingualism, equality and inclusion in education.
Erasmus+ has succeeded and brought together four programmes Serbia took part in from 2007 to 2013: Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Lifelong Learning Program and Youth in Action. Institutions eligible to participate in Erasmus+ programmes must be from the so-called programme countries (EU countries, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Serbia), while certain programme segments are available to the so-called partner countries (countries surrounding the EU, but also other countries in the world).
Since February 2019, the Republic of Serbia has the status of a programme country with regard to Erasmus+ programme.
Erasmus+ programme has three key actions and two separate segments:
Institutions of higher education in Serbia are eligible to participate in the following actions of Erasmus+ as coordinators and partners:
VISER is currently a partner institution in four international projects, through Erasmus+ programmes, while, at the same time, it boasts three completed projects, one in Erasmus+ programme and two in Tempus programme.