WBAA, a regional association for Western Balkans Erasmus+ alumni and students, was created at the request of the Western Balkan Ministers of Education back in 2015.
After over one year of preparations, the association is ready to go public and will have a big kick-off event in Ohrid, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, on 22-24 March 2018. The event will gather close to 300 higher education stakeholders, including Ministers of Education, European Commission representatives and EU Delegations, Erasmus+ alumni, student parliaments and unions, business representatives etc.
WBAA is run by an active group of young volunteers who already started working on national and regional projects, such as Erasmus+ promotion events and a big mapping study of over 1,500 Western Balkan Erasmus+ alumni.
WBAA's ultimate goal is to help promote mobility opportunities, support and mentor students, track individuals once they graduate from university, share best practice and internship/job opportunities, dialogue with education ministries to improve higher education systems, and liaise with other alumni associations in the EU and beyond.
*Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia"