EU ALUMNI is a European Union (EU) funded project aiming at fostering interactions and engaging individual alumni from the EU’s different international mobility and exchange programmes. The ultimate objective is to build bridges by fostering mutual understanding around EU principles and policies to facilitate current and future cooperation, while engaging meaningfully with individuals and existing networks. This initiative offers an added value for all partners by supporting and strengthening the cooperation of already existing EU alumni organisations.
Who are EU Alumni?
For many decades the EU is supporting international exchange and mobility in the fields of education, science, business and economy, politics, culture and civil society. The programmes are ranging from long-term educational or research stays in Europe and abroad to shorter visits or exchange programmes, lasting only a couple of days.
EU Alumni are former participants of those EU funded programmes or initiatives living outside of the European Union.
What we do
We aim at empowering individuals and fostering dialogues and partnerships through local and global activities. We offer spaces - online and offline - to share ideas, develop projects and find solutions together. We work hand in hand with individual EU alumni, existing alumni networks and EU officials to foster and empower the common understandings on the EU principles, as well as raising the public awareness of EU funded programmes.
In particular, we
- facilitate networking opportunities at local level with inspiring alumni
- promote a global and digital exchange with alumni peers
- raise awareness and promote a wide diffusion of information about the EU’s higher education and mobility programmes.
How we do it
The activities of this project are divided in two main axes:
We are currently developping an Only Community where the EU Alumni will gather, that is expected to be public in Spring 2021;
We organise Local Activities mainly in 11 priority partner countries: Brazil, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, South Africa, and the United States of America.
You are an Alumnus of one of the EU's mobility and exchange programmes? Extend your experience and make it count! Stay in touch with the EU: Meet inspiring people, keep on learning and take action for things that matter.
Increase the number of members, reaching new target audiences while multiplying the awareness of your association activities and projects. Establish new and fruitful partnerships worldwide with strong support from the EU Delegations (EUDs).
The European Union
Stay in touch with your former beneficiaries, find experts and dialogue partners and build alliances all around the globe.