EU Mobility Programme for Myanmar (EMPM)
About the programme
The EU Mobility Programme for Myanmar (EMPM) is an EU-funded pilot programme that aims to protect Myanmar’s next generation human capital with education and training. EMPM endeavours to attain this overall objective through enhancing options for online learning and mobility for Myanmar students and young professionals, who are affected by recent interruptions of university education and employment. This will be done, among others, by awarding mobility scholarships at universities in ASEAN, including limited options for short-term mobility to EU universities.
The EU Mobility Programme for Myanmar (EMPM) will run for a total duration of 48 months from January 2023 to December 2026 funded by a EUR 4.8 million EU grant. The programme is implemented by DAAD, Campus France and Nuffic.
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The role of Nuffic
Representing Nuffic in the EMPM, Nuffic Southeast Asia is responsible for implementing the virtual mobilities scholarship and developing the mobility platform. Together with the consortium partners, Nuffic Southeast Asia will also contribute to establishing an EMPM University Network in ASEAN and the EU.
Despite the challenges that arise from the difficult situation in Myanmar, Nuffic Southeast Asia via EMPM aims to establish a safe online community for young professionals to participate in facilitated discussions, increasing intercultural awareness, and building 21st century skills. The Virtual Top-Up Scholarship aims to address gaps in study activities because of the interruptions to higher education in Myanmar since COVID-19 and the military takeover. The scholarships provided aim to offer educational opportunities at ASEAN and EU universities that, together with prior learning, would constitute a full degree for Myanmar university students and young professionals who experienced interruptions of studies or employment.
In addition to the virtual top-up scholarships, Nuffic SEA will also implement the so-called ‘Virtual Global Opportunities’ that seeks to support Myanmar students and young professionals to enhance their opportunities by offering virtual skills development through micro-credentials and practical experiences (e.g. virtual internships). ‘Virtual Global Opportunities’ aims to facilitate online capacity building and skills-development training for young professionals, focusing on crucial 21st century skills and employability factors such as communication skills, self- and global awareness, critical and analytical thinking, curiosity, and media- and digital literacy.
It is envisioned that the EMPM virtual mobilities scholarship implemented by Nuffic Southeast Asia will be awarded to a minimum of 500 beneficiaries. The mobilities will be facilitated through a safe and secure digital platform administered by Nuffic Southeast equipped with the latest cyber security standards and compliant with the EU’s GDPR rules and regulations.
DAAD has a long tradition of uniting people and academia. Founded in Heidelberg in 1925 on the initiative of a single student, the DAAD has since become one of the most important funding organisations worldwide for the international exchange of students and researchers. Visit DAAD for more information.
Campus France serves as a public institution responsible for promoting French higher education globally and facilitating the reception of foreign students and researchers in France. Visit Campus France for more information.
The Dutch Organisation for internationalisation in education. From primary and secondary education to vocational and higher education and research. Their ambition is for every pupil and student to gain international experience.