Component II – a mobility in higher education
On December 20, 2017, international agreements (Memorandum of Understanding) were signed enabling the launch of the third perspective of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA MF) and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (NFM) for 2014-2021. One of the implemented programs is Education (MF EEA). It will be another program for which the Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE) is the Operator. The aim of the Program is to reduce economic and social disparities within the EEA and to strengthen bilateral relations between Poland and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway in the field of education. The EEA Funds represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two general objectives: reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthening bilateral relations between the Donor States and 15 EU countries from Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic Sea area. The three Donor States work closely with the EU under the Agreement on the European Economic Area. As part of the Education Program and as a result of winning grant competitions, the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, benefits from funding in the amount of: EUR 34,420 (under Component No. II), received from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Funds.
The EEA Funds represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
There are two general objectives: reducing economic and social disparities in Europe and strengthening bilateral relations between the donor states and the 15 EU countries from Central and Southern Europe and the Baltic Sea area.
The three Donor States work closely with the EU under the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Donors provided €3.3 billion through successive programs of funds between 1994 and 2014. EEA funding for 2014-2021 amounts to €1.55 billion. The priorities for this period are:
#1 innovation, research, education and competitiveness;
#2 social inclusion, youth employment and poverty reduction;
#3 environment, energy, climate change and low carbon economy;
#4 culture, civil society, good governance and fundamental rights;
#5 justice and home affairs.
The EEA funds are jointly funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, with contributions based on their GDP. Eligibility for the funds results from meeting the criteria set out in the EU Cohesion Fund for Member States where the gross domestic income per capita is lower than 90% of the EU average.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
July 1, 2022 Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań has started the implementation of the project under Component II – Mobility in higher education, implemented in cooperation with institutions from Norway and Iceland.
Project activities include: organization of international mobilities of teachers and students in Poland, Iceland and Norway, as well as dissemination activities – e.g. concerts and lectures.
Upcoming events – implementation of mobility in Norway by teachers from the Academy of Music in Poznań and dissemination events – concert and lecture:
In August 2022, two students of the I.J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań, as part of the project, they started studying at the University of Agder in Kristiansand (Norway). In September, a student from Norway came to Poznań for an international exchange.
In January 2023, Polish participants of the project took part in an action organized by the University of Agder, entitled: International Day! Report from the event here:
University of Agder International Students – FB (CLICK)
On October 23, 2022, another promotional activity of the project was organized in Norway:
Programe Education website: www.education.org.pl.