ERASMUS+ is the new framework for European academic cooperations, supporting not only individual student or teacher mobility but also major cooperation projects.

Before 2014, so-called Intensive Programmes – international courses with European added value – were funded in the Erasmus framework. Our department organized or co-organized numerous such programmes (more information in German: Frühere Erasmus-Intensivprogramme).

As a follow-up of these activities, a new Erasmus+ partnership, INFUSE (Integrating Finno-Ugric Studies in Europe), coordinated from the University of Munich, operated from 2015 to 2018, focusing on resource pooling between eight Finno-Ugric departments of Europe. INFUSE organized International Winter Schools for Finno-Ugric Studies (the latest one again in Vienna in 2016), workshops and online courses.

After the runtime of INFUSE, the continuation project COPIUS, now coordinated from Uppsala, has started in the autumn of 2018. In addition to the previous project partners (Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, Szeged, Tartu, Helsinki, Turku, Uppsala), the consortium now also includes the Finno-Ugric department of the ELTE university (Budapest). The 7th International Winter School of Finno-Ugric Studies will be organized in Hamburg in February 2019.

TeilnehmerInnen der INFUSE-Winterschule in Tartu, Estland, Februar 2016

INFUSE Winterschule in Tartu 2016