Last 6 July 2018, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics met with Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Budapest to officially launch the EU-Japan Policy dialogue on Education, Culture and Sport.
Besides the ambition for more cooperation in the fields of education, sport and culture, the meeting was also the occasion for Commissioner Navracsics and Minister Hayashi to launch two new Japan-EU joint initiatives:
- A joint call for proposals to co-finance consortia of excellent European and Japanese universities to develop highly integrated master programmes and provide scholarships for talented students from Europe and Japan to study abroad. The joint call will be published in the framework of the EU Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree action and the Japan Inter-University Exchange Project (IUEP).
- A short-term staff-exchange programme for EU and MEXT officials to promote peer-learning and boost cooperation