The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) contains the fundamental principles to be respected by all higher education institution participating in the Erasmus+ programme.
Erasmus+ is the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sports in Europe. This is the parallel to the EU's Horizon Europe research programme.
The Erasmus+ programme comprises all levels of education from early childhood to adult education.
The programme focuses on quality in education and training in a lifelong learning perspective through digitalisation and linking education, research, work life and society at large.
Equally important are the environment and fighting climate change, international cooperation, diversity and inclusion.
Each year, the calls for proposals cover various types of international cooperation activities that may include students, staff, education and training institutions, as well as stakeholders representing employers and governing bodies.
European Universities Foundation (EUF)
OsloMet is associated member of European University Foundation (uni-foundation.eu), a foundation aiming to accelerate the modernisation of the European Higher Education Area.
The foundation focuses its action on five pillars and it stands for diversity and social fairness in Higher Education.
The EUF are coordinating or partnering in a lot of projects related to quality, employability, digitalization, competences in staff, mobility and policy innovation.
European Universities Association (EUA)
The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 800 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 48 European countries. The EUA is the largest and most comprehensive organization for universities in Europe. As many as 17 million students are enrolled at EUA's member universities.
OsloMet was admitted as a full member in 2016. In addition, the cooperative body for universities, Universities Norway (UHR), is a founding member of the EUA with full rights. All UHR member institutions are collectively affiliated to EUA. OsloMet has also been listed as a member of the EUA network EUA Council for Doctoral Education since 2016.
EUA is the voice of the universities of Europe. The organization is a support to the member organizations and a target backer of the interests of individual institutions and of the European university sector as a whole.
EUA plays a crucial role in the Bologna Process and in influencing EU policies on higher education, research and innovation.
Through EUA, European universities often express their views to the European Commission and the European Parliament and other policymakers on behalf of the sector. Through continuous interaction with a range of other European and international organizations, EUA ensures that the independent voice of European universities is heard.
The membership gives OsloMet a great opportunity to collaborate with other universities in Europe on our common interests and it provides unrivalled opportunities to share best practices by participating in projects, events and other mutual-learning activities involving a wide range of universities.
EuroHealthNet is a not-for-profit partnership of organisations, agencies and statutory bodies working on public health, disease prevention, promoting health, and reducing inequalities.
- To improve and sustain health between and within European States through action on the social determinants of health.
- To tackle health inequalities.
EuroHealthNet supports members’ work in EU and associated states through policy and project development, knowledge and expertise exchange, research, networking, and communications.
European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA)
EARMA represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators (RM&As) in Europe. The members work in industry, academia, the public and private sectors.
EARMA work with the EU Commission, national and international funding agencies. EARMA provides a networking forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice among RM&As throughout EARMA and in the wider RM&A community.
EARMA is an active member of the wider international RM&A community and is a founding member of the International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS)
EARMA members work at the forefront of building the European Research Area.
They form the interface between research funding organisations and the scientific community, bridging cultural and legal differences between countries, and between academia and industry, contributing to policy consultations, and managing the smooth running of research projects.