Welcome to the portal of the Higher Education Reform Experts!

The network of Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs) is a pool of experts supporting the modernisation of higher education in countries neighbouring the EU. Their activities are financed through the Erasmus+ programme and coordinated at the local level by the National Erasmus+ Offices (NEOs).

Between January 2015 – December 2017, the SPHERE Consortium will provide training and networking activities for the HEREs, in the framework of a service contract with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission.

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In February 2018, the European Commission released its new enlargement strategy , giving an accession perspective to the Western Balkans region. The latest impetus came last month, when the Commission...Read more
Between March 2017 and April 2018, the EU and Algeria demonstrated their desire to deepen their political dialogue and cooperation in all partnership areas. That is the conclusion of the...Read more
The Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) has presented a petition for a “Mediterranean Erasmus Generation” in order to “strengthen mobility between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean, including South-South mobility, reinforce Capacity...Read more
The 2016 Report on the Higher Education Reform Experts’ (HERE) activities has been published by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The HERE activities under Erasmus+ were launched...Read more
The new institutional set-up of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) initiative has been launched in Brussels on March 12th 2018 in the presence of senior officials Senior officials from the EU...Read more
On behalf of the SPHERE Team, we are pleased to present the report of the annual conference “EU and its Neighbours: Higher Education Policy and Cooperation” that took place in...Read more
A report produced by the European External Action Service and the European Commission highlights that Ukraine has pursued the implementation of a number of reforms identified in its Association Agenda...Read more
On the occasion of the Eastern Partnership Summit on 24 November 2017, the European University Association (EUA) would like to underline the importance of higher education and research in fostering...Read more