ERASMUS–WESTERN BALKANS is a joint mobility programme offered by eight Western Balkan universities and six EU universities. Students and members of the faculty will benefit from the opportunity to study, teach and research abroad, while the participating universities will raise teaching capacities, build research expertise and gain international visibility.

The emphasis of ERAWEB is on research in medicine and health sciences. Research within ERAWEB is aimed at the factors which influence the population health and the development of possible interventions towards health improvement. The programme stimulates the development of the Western Balkan countries by raising academic skills of students, researchers and teachers.

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ERAWEB Call for Applications 2014 is now officially closed.

We are pleased to announce that there has been great interest in the ERAWEB scholarships as the ERAWEB team has received a substantial amount of applications.

All applications will be taken into careful consideration and the final decisions will be communicated to the applicants in May, 2014.

Successful site visits

The ERAWEB consortium partners, headed by Professor Albert Hofman, MD PhD, NIHES Science Director, met on 20 November to evaluate results of the first Call for Applications and to prepare the second Call for Applications (2013). The meeting took place in the University of Belgrade (Serbia), and participants were heartily welcomed by the Rector, Professor Vladimir Bumbasirević. All agreed that the first Call had been successful. The second Call will be open soon.

The previous day, Professor Hofman was a guest at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) where he met with the Rector, Prof. Dr. Muharem Avdispahić, and presented ERAWEB and research in medicine and the health sciences to interested students. The next day, Professor Hofman visited the Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia) to deliver a lecture on cohort studies and clinical research. Professor Hofman had the opportunity to discuss ERAWEB issues with Rector Prof. Dr. Velimir Stojkovskis and Prof. Nikola Jankulovski, Dean, Faculty of Medicine.

Meanwhile, Dr Astrid Vrakking, NIHES programme coordinator, visited the universities of Novi Sad and Nis (Serbia). In the University of Novi Sad she had the opportunity to meet Prof. Dr. Nikola Grujic, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Prof. Dr. Goran Marusic, Vice Dean Faculty of Medicine. In the University of Nis, she had fruitful talks with Prof. dr. Nenad Pavlovic, Vice-Rector for science, Prof. dr. Stevan Ilic, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. dr. Milan Visnjic, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, and Prof. Dr. Borislav Kamenov, Vice-Dean for International Cooperation, Faculty of Medicine. In both universities she brought ERAWEB to the attention of students and staff.

In all meetings, possibilities for further collaboration were explored, and it was felt that these visits contributed to mutual understanding and did much to promote ERAWEB to the target groups.

Professor Hofman delivers lecture to medical students in University of Sarajevo

ERAWEB consortium partners pose in front of venue