The Erasmus programme and its implementation is a part of the strategy and internationalization aims of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA). The Erasmus projects support a significant part of ViA internationalization and invest in improving and modernizing higher education in the EU and Latvia. Various stakeholders have been involved in the development of the Erasmus Policy Statement 2021-2027 of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences. During the process, planning of the next period (2021-2027) was performed.

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences (ViA) has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) 2021 - 2027. The award of an ECHE is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in an Erasmus Programme country and willing to participate and implement Erasmus+ projects by organizing the international exchange of students, teachers, and other staff; implementing intensive courses and workshops; modernization of studies, networking and other international events.






In 2020, together with five other regionally based universities in five countries of the European Union, ViA established the European University Alliance E3UDRES2, which was joined by three more partners in 2022.

The E3UDRES2 network operates with the aim of proactively promoting regional development through excellent and human-centered education, applied research activities, and participation in the creation of innovations in cooperation with various involved parties. Out of the 44 European University Alliances established by 2023, only four (including E3UDRES2) are applied science alliances.



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