10. The project of the month January 2013: Erasmus Mundus - Basileus IV (Balkans Academic Scheme for the Internationalisation of Learning in cooperation with EU universities)

Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

Basileus IV - Balkans Academic Scheme for the Internationalisation of Learning in cooperation with EU universities is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project and is funded by the European Commission.  The project consortium consists of 9 EU universities and 10 universities in the Western Balkans. Basileus IV provides funding for academic mobility from:

  • any Western Balkan institution to one of the EU partner universities 
  • one of the EU partner universities to one of the Western Balkan partner universities

EU partner institutions:

  • Ghent University - consortium coordinating institution, Belgium
  • Alexander Technological Educational Institution (ATEI) of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Lund University, Sweden
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria
  • University of Deusto, Spain
  • University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  • University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

Western Balkan partner institutions:

  • University of Novi Sad - joint coordinating institution, Serbia
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • University of Kragujevac, Serbia
  • University St. Kliment Ohridski Bitola, (FYRO) Macedonia
  • South East European University Tetovo, (FYRO) Macedonia
  • Ss. Cyril and Methodius Skopje, (FYRO) Macedonia
  • University of Montenegro, Montenegro
  • University of Prishtina, Kosovo*
  • University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • University of Tirana, Albania


  • Fan S. Noli University Korce, Albania
  • King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium
  • Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania
  • Roma Virtual Network, Israel
  • SPARK, The Netherlands
  • University in Mitrovica, Kosovo*
  • University of Niš, Serbia
  • University of Skhodra, Albania

More information on the latest project (Basileus IV) can be found here.

Source: Basileus

Project type
  • Other
Coordinating institution
Country of the coordinating institution
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Europe
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
July 2012 - July 2016

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on October 9, 2012
Modified on January 22, 2014