EuNIT, European project desigN and management In the South MediTerranean region

EuNIT aims to contribute to the internationalization of HEIs in Jordan, Lebanon and Libya, enabling them to develop sustainable international and regional partnerships. The project will foster the creation of links between institutions for increased dialogue and exchange of good practices in project design and management. This will in turn contribute to the modernization and development of systems in HEIs in the South Mediterranean region. In order to achieve this, EuNIT will:

Develop and reinforce the relevant theoretical and practical skills and expertise in Partner Country HEIs via adapted training sessions and practical placements in order to install their own “EU project design and management units”.
Equip Partner Country HEIs with a team of personnel necessary to successfully run an “EU project design and management unit”.
Enable South-South collaboration via the creation of a network that reinforces inter-university cooperation and increases interaction, dialogue and the exchange of best practices between specialized structures in Partner Country HEIs.
Widen the international standing of HEIs in the project’s Partner Countries by strengthening their participation in international cooperation projects.

By installing EU project design and management units in partner HEIs in Jordan, Lebanon and Libya and equipping members of staff with the necessary skills to design and manage EU projects, these HEIs will be able to develop stronger links with European institutions. Members of staff in HEIs will be given the opportunity to learn about the possibilities for them to become involved in EU projects and the benefits it could offer them. Furthermore, HEIs will also possess an operational team that has the ability to efficiently manage projects. Thus, they will be able to assist members of staff who would like to develop projects in the necessary procedures, increasing their participation in EU initiatives and also their ability to respond to calls for proposals published by the European Institutions.

Moreover, bringing together and fostering cooperation among HEIs in the region will be beneficial to the development of Higher Education as HEIs in the region are often faced with similar challenges which they will be more capable of tackling by collaborating together. The creation of a regional network in the South Mediterranean region, which is dedicated to fostering exchange and dialogue concerning EU project design and management between HEIs in the region, will encourage cooperation across the region. Those HEIs that wish to become more involved in EU initiatives will be invited to join the network, participate in regional training sessions and benefit from guidance and support in how to become more involved in EU project design and management.

The Project Details

Project Acronym
European Commission, Erasmus+, KA2 – Capacity-building in the Field of Higher Education
Lead Contractor
 AMU, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France
UNIMED, Mediterranean Universities Union, ItalyUNIROMA1, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”,  ItalyUNIME, Università di Messina, ItalyUSC, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, SpainUB, Universitat de Barcelona, SpainUNS, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, FranceUNIST, University of Split, CroatiaPSUT, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, JordanYU, Yarmouk University, JordanUA, Université Antonin, LebanonUSJ, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, LebanonUOB, University of Balamand, LebanonMU, Misurata University, LibyaUoT, University of Tripoli, LibyaZU, University of Zawia, Libya
Associated Partner
UNICA, Réseau des universités des capitales de l’Europe, BelgiumMinistry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, LibyaAARU, Association of Arab Universities, JordanSplitsko-dalmatinska županij, CroatiaMinistry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, JordanMinistry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Lebanon
€ 1 000 000,00
Project Duration
From 15/10/2016 to 14/10/2019
Project No
Project website
Contact : Université d’Aix-Marseille
Contact : National Erasmus+ Libya |