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Erasmus+ grant awarded to Leiden Europa Institute for student and staff exchanges with East-Africa and Albania

In the context of the Erasmus+ programme on ‘International Credit Mobility’, 17 exchange grants, with a joint worth of €83.000, were awarded to an exchange project between Leiden and East Africa.

The project is run by the Leiden Centre for East African Law (LEAC), which is an integral part of the Europa Institute of Leiden Law School. The LEAC applies the extensive Leiden expertise on European integration to other forms of regional integration, including to the East African Community (EAC).

The grants allow students from Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda to come and study EU law in Leiden, and vice versa for Leiden staff to lecture on EU law in these three EAC Partner States. As such, they further solidify the existing exchange programmes with these countries, better include the global south in the Leiden classroom, and help to train experts in regional integration that may contribute to regional integration efforts in Africa.

In the context of the same Erasmus+ programme on ‘International Credit Mobility’, Leiden University and University of Tirana (Albania) were awarded 5 exchange grants worth €18300. These grants will allow two students from the Law Faculty of Tirana University to study in Leiden for an exchange semester, as well as three academic staff from Leiden to teach in EU law and present their research at the Law Faculty in Tirana. This project will contribute to increasing the diversity at Leiden University and will also facilitate exchange of expertise among academic staff.  

Both successful applications were supported by the expertise center on Student and Educational Affairs (SEA), especially by Kathelijne Smits. For more information on the LEAC project, please contact Dr. Armin Cuvyers (director of the LEAC).

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