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Erasmus+ is the new EU program for EducationTrainingYouth and Sport for the period 2014-2020. This seven year program will have a budget of €14.7 billion to boost skills and employability as well as modernizing education, training and youth work.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programs in the fields of education, training and youth and introduces sport for the first time.

As an integrated program, Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships and will offer more opportunities for cooperation across these areas and will be easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

National Erasmus+ Office of  Lebanon is:

  • The legitimate successor of the former National Tempus Office which was established in Beirut in 2003. The role of the office is to implement, coordinate and promote the international dimension components of the Erasmus+ program in Lebanon. The Office is also responsible for improving the relevance, effectiveness and impact of the program in the country
  • Acting on behalf of the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) the EU Commission body in charge of managing the program
  • Located at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Beirut and represented by Dr. Aref Alsoufi, the National Erasmus+ Office coordinator, referred to as NEO


National Erasmus+ Office - Lebanon
5th. Floor
Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Habib Abi Chahla Sq. (Unesco Palace Area)
Beirut – Lebanon
Tel: +961 3 654 180
Fax: + 961 1 804 310

StEER-Leb Capacity Building Project

StEER-Leb is an acronym for “Student Empowerment, Engagement, and Representation in Lebanese Universities.” This Capacity Building project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The main Lebanese universities participating in this project are USEK (coordinator), LAU (partner), and USJ (partner). The European partner universities consist of the University of Cadiz (Spain), the University of Rouen (France), and the University of Bologna (Italy). 

The objective of this project is to empower Lebanese university students, involve them in university decision-making, and grant them an effective voice that allows them to actively be a part of their institution. Students from the partner universities in Lebanon and European programme universities attend shadowing visits and capacity building activities to work on the project and tackle the topic of student engagement in campus life.

For more information, visit the website: www.steer-leb.eu

LAU Erasmus Partners




Aarhus University Denmark
Almeria University Spain
Cracow University of Economics Poland
Danish School of Media and Journalism Denmark
Freie University Germany
Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Lithuania
Masaryk University Czech Republic
Pavia University Italy
Politecnico di Torino Italy
Sciences Po France
Tampere University Finland
United Nations University (UNU-GEST) Iceland
Universidad Pontificia Comillas Spain
University of Porto Portugal
Vilnius College of Design Lithuania
Warsaw School of Economics Poland

LAU Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Program

The Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a flagship project launched in 2018 by the European Commission. The project enables university students from Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in intercultural learning through meaningful online, people-to-people, facilitated, and sustained Virtual Exchange activities. Thus, it gives students a chance to expand their worldview and build critical 21st century skills and attitudes, such as self- and global-awareness, empathetic listening, critical thinking, curiosity, and digital literacy.

All courses are non-credit based and free of cost. Participating in this fresh initiative will be an asset to your CV, professional life, and student life as it is guaranteed to enhance your skills.


More info can be found here.

LAU Erasmus Mundus Projects

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