European project desigN and management In the south mediTerranean region (EuNIT)

The EuNIT is a Capacity Building project which is co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme for the amount of one Million Euros for three years. It has started in October 2016 and will end in October 2019.

The objective is to create in each partner university located in the South Mediterranean Region an “EU project design and management unit” and equip its staff with the needed skills and expertise that enable them to successfully set up and run such a unit.

Consequently, The EU project will mainly contribute to the internationalization of the Higher Education universities of the South Mediterranean region. For more information, consult the File EuNIT-ENG or The File EuNIT-FR. The consortium consist of sixteen partners from Europe and the South Mediterranean region.

Europe South Mediterranean Region
Euro-Mediterranean Universities Network TETHYS, Princess Sumaya University, for Technology, Jordan
Aix-Marseille University, France (Project coordinator) Yarmouk University, Jordan
University of Split, Croatia Antonine University, Lebanon
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France University of Balamand, Lebanon
Mediterranean Universities union (UNIMED), Italy Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon
University of Messina, Italy University of Misurata, Libya
The Sapienza University of Rome, Italy University of Tripoli, Libya
University of Barcelona, Spain Zawia University, Libya

Associate Partners
Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Jordan
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Libya
Association of Arab Universities (AARU)
Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)
County of Splitsko-dalmatinska zupanija , Croatia
European Project Unit (European Project Unit (EPU)

News Date
Final meeting (2nd External training session​) First week of October 2019
Internal training session (Session-Call) 24 July 2019
Call for Amman conference (Conference-Info) 10-11 July 2019
Unit’s assessment 28-30 May 2019
EUNIT: A Capacity Building Project with International Outlook April 2019
3rd Virtual meeting 26 March 2019
Start of the Second phase of development (EPU) 1 July, 2018
2nd Virtual Meeting 28 November 2017
Research Training Session at the University of Split, Croatia 22-25 October 2017
Cooperation Training Session at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis 24-26 April 2017
Mid-Term EuNIT Meeting is organized at the University of La Sapienza 16-17 April 2017
Observation period at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis 20-24 March 2017
Practical Placement is performed at the University of La Sapienza 12-16 March 2017
Kick-off Meeting, Marseille 30-31 January 2017
EuNIT Monitoring Visit 16 January 2017
Virtual kick-off meeting 18 November 2017

The goal of the Erasmus+ EuNIT project, as a capacity Building project, is to set-up and install, in each of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) involved in the project from the partner countries, a design and management unit that deals with the planning and management of European projects. In this context, the University President approved the establishment of the EPU On 21/12/2017.

EPU is expected to render services to interested members of UOB community participating, or wishing to participate, in different Erasmus+ projects. These services are expected to become fully operational at the end of the EuNIT project. Another important task that EPU needs to perform is to introduce UOB community to different European programs, their richness, their complexity and their importance since they widen UOB international exposure.

At the University of Balamand, the Unit has been called European Projects Unit (EPU), within the Office for European Projects and is located in the office of the Vice President for Planning and Educational Relations. The offices directly involved in the unit are: the Office of the Vice President, the Office of Admissions & Registration and the Office of the Comptroller.

For further information you can contact the European Project Office personally or by email european.projects@ or by pressing on the following links:
This project has been funded with support from the European Union.
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