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Serbia: participation in Erasmus+ was successful

Fabrizi, as for education, the country is already part of the EU

13 October, 16:43
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 13 OTT - Serbia has made significant progress in knowledge after the country became a partner of the Erasmus + program in 2019, said Sem Fabrizi, head of the EU representation in Belgrade. Fabrizi underlined that Serbia could already consider itself part of the European Union in the education sector. "Serbia is part of many different educational programs, and in the Balkan country, there is a generation that has benefited greatly from this project," Fabrizi said in a video link to a conference on cooperation between Serbia and the EU in the educational sector.

He then specified that since 2019 10,000 Serbian young people, students, and cultural operators have participated in the mobility program through Erasmus+. "In this sense, Serbia is already part of the EU," Fabrizi remarked, adding that 1,220 educational institutions participated in the program with the allocation of over 70 m euros. Moreover, since 2019 and based on the Erasmus+ program, around 300 students and professors from EU countries have visited Serbia.

Fabrizi spoke at the conference via video link being in self-isolation for anti-virus prevention, local media reported.

The dean of the University of Belgrade Ivanka Popovic and Aleksandar Jovic, advisor to the Minister of Education, underlined a very positive outcome of the program and emphasized that the Erasmus+ has made an essential contribution to the internationalization of the whole education system in Serbia.


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