Session 08.05

Implementing Erasmus+ capacity-building projects in times of crises

After a period of increasing connectivity and internationalisation, higher education has been confronted recently with fundamental disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This interactive session will investigate how international Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education projects can cope with such external crises during their implementation. We will identify common impacts and discuss strategies for crisis management that are transferable beyond Erasmus+.


  • European-funded programmes
    • Erasmus+
  • Partnerships
    • Capacity development partnerships


  • Bernard Smeenk, 
    Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands


  • Johannes Wetzinger, 
    University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, Austria