Eurasian Chapter

Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association




Our mission:


  • inform, motivate, engage and consistently support applicants, students and alumni from the Eurasian region along and after their Erasmus Mundus experience.


Main principles of work:


  • Foster bottom-up approach and grassroots participation of all Chapter members;
  • Enhance active participation of EM scholarship-holders in our EMA EA community (more scholarship-holders to become EMA members; more EMA members to be active and pro-active);
  • Enhance activity in all the countries, including those where no events have been organised so far, as to cover the whole region. EMA EA unites EMA members from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


Strategic goals:


Goal 1. Serving the interests of EM applicants, students and alumni from our region.

1.0 Serving the interests of applicants: share EM experience, motivate to choose and apply for a program, linking with alumni from a particular country and program, assisting in application process

1.1 Serving the interests of newly selected scholarship holders: assisting the newly selected scholarship holders in getting ready for their study abroad experience

1.2 Serving the interests of current students:  helping current students’ to address the  issues that hinder their full participation in the chosen EM programme

1.3 Serving the interests of  alumni: assisting in reintegration and enhancing the employability of alumni in the region

1.4 Serving the interests of students from abroad coming to our region: assisting in allocation, integration, networking

Goal 2. Increasing the awareness of the Erasmus Mundus joint degrees as a European programme of excellence, thus contributing to the successful internationalisation of higher education in the respective countries.

2.1 Cooperation with Erasmus+ offices, EU Delegations and institutions representing EU and Europe like CampusFrance, Goethe Institute, British Council etc., by joining the events that they organize in our quality of those with first-hand experience.

2.2 Participating in the work of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

2.3 Participating in Higher Education Fairs and Promo events

Goal 3. Enhancing the general cross-cultural awareness and cultural dialogue in the respective countries

Goal 4. Organizational development of Eurasian Chapter Board


Country representatives:


Many countries of our region have native a native student or graduate as an country EMA representative who can answer the questions of potential applicants, represent EMA at local events and promote Erasmus Mundus in their respective country.

Our partners:


Press releases:


 Promotional materials

Chapter in social networks



Natalia Bichurina (Russia) is a cultural anthropologist and sociolinguist working on ethno-linguistic minorities. She holds her Master’s degrees in Linguistics, Sociology, Sociolinguistics and Cultural Anthropology and is currently finishing the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate “Interzones”. Natalia also worked in the field of cultural diplomacy, as an Assistant Cultural Attaché of France in Russia, then in charge of cultural programme of the France-Russia year in St. Petersburg and North-Western Russia (over 300 French-Russian projects, six nominations for the Russian National theatre prize “Golden Mask”). She has studied and worked in Russia, France, UK, Switzerland, Italy and Australia. Natalia has been EMA’s active member since 2007 when she started her Erasmus Mundus Master    



Oleksandr Ivanov (Ukraine) is a researcher, organizational analyst and project manager. He holds MSc in management (KNEU, 2006-2011) and system dynamics (EMSD, 2013-2015). While studying in Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands and the US, Oleksandr was involved into several research projects related to social inequality, climate change, energy efficiency, health care and other issues requiring systems thinking. He is passionate about jazz, travelling and contemporary art.   

Artem Remizov (Ukraine) is an Erasmus Mundus PhD Fellow (“Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism” Joint Doctorate). In 2014, he was awarded Erasmus Mundus International Masters in Russia, Central and East European Studies (the University of Glasgow, UK) and MA in European Studies (the Jagiellonian University, PL). His research interest lies in the field of comparative politics and democratization, as well as security studies. He has been an active member of the EMA since 2012: he was engaged in EMA activities as a Programme Representative (2012-2013), the Country Representative (since 2013), and a member of PRnet team (since 2014). 

Edith Soghomonyan (Armenia) is an education management professional with over 8 years of experience in capacity building and training. In 2012 she was awarded her Erasmus Mundus double Master’s degree in Lifelong Learning Policy and Management by the Institute of Education, UCL (2010-201) and University of Deusto (2011). Edith’s primary field of interest lies within cross-cutting fields of policy making and educational leadership as well as development of innovative learning systems for organisational R&D and capacity building. She is currently employed as Programme Advisor at the National Erasmus+ in Armenia and has been acting as Country Representative of EMA in Armenia since 2013. Edith’s hobbies include but are not limited to photography, travelling, swimming, cooking, and learning new languages    

Olga Toropova (Russia) holds a master's degree in Strategic Project Management (MSPME, 2012-2014) and a specialist degree in Engineering Management (2004-2010). She has done her studies in Russia, Scotland, Italy and Sweden and has lived and worked in Spain and Saudi Arabia. Her professional interests and expertise lay in the area of project management, supply chain management and management consulting. Olga will be always delighted to have a meaningful conversation about business and management, psychology and emotional intelligence, travelling and exploring different cultures.