Implementing entities

Who implements the Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus+ programme has been established by European Commision and it being implemented by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Executive Agency), National Agencies in Programme countries and by Erasmus+ Offices in partner countries such as Kosovo.

Kosovo Erasmus+ Office

Kosovo Erasmus+ Office (KEO) assists the Commission, the Executive Agency and the local authorities in the implementation of the Erasmus+ Programme.

KEO is the focal point for their stakeholders involved in the Erasmus+ Programme in the area of higher education and contributes to improving awareness, visibility, relevance, effectiveness impact of the international dimension of Erasmus+ programme.

KEO responsibilities

The Kosovo Erasmus+ Office is responsible for:

  • providing information about Erasmus+ activities in the field of higher education;
  • advising and assisting potential applicants;
  • monitoring Erasmus+ projects;
  • coordinating the local team of Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs);
  • monitoring the legacy of the Tempus IV Programmeme (2007-2013);
  • contributing to studies and events;
  • providing support to policy dialogue;
  • maintaining contacts with the local authorities and EU delegations;
  • following policy developments in the field of higher education in their country.

The European Commission

The European Commission is ultimately responsible for the running of the Erasmus+ Programme. It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme on an on-going basis. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Programme at European level. The European Commission also bears the overall responsibility for the supervision and coordination of the structures in charge of implementing the Programme at national level.

At European level, the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Executive Agency) is responsible for the implementation of the centralised Actions of the Erasmus+ Programme. The Executive Agency is in charge of the complete life-cycle management of these projects, from the promotion of the Programme, the analysis of the grant requests, the monitoring of projects on the spot, up to the dissemination of the project and Programme results. It is also responsible for launching specific calls for proposals relating to some Actions of the Programme which are not covered through this Guide

The European Commission, notably through the Executive Agency, is also responsible for:

  • carrying out studies in the fields supported by the Programme;
  • carrying out research and evidence-based activities through the Eurydice network;
  •  improving the visibility and the systemic impact of the Programme through dissemination and exploitation
    activities of the Programme’s results;
  • ensuring the contractual management and financing of bodies and networks supported by the Erasmus+
  • managing calls for tenders to provide services within the framework of the Programme.

Dr. Sc. Elsa Vula – Beneficiary of Staff Mobility Program